74 gigs of free space? That's a pretty tight fit, Mike.
Assuming that space is defragmented, you should still be able to at least install the program. But even if you can, I'm not sure that gives you much breathing room. Video editing needs room to work.
With so little free space, you'd be wiser to get rid of the Parallels partition, reclaim that hard drive space and just install the Mac version of the program.
I appreciate the response, but shouldn't 74 gigs be enough to at least install the software? The system requirements states 5GB free space for the install, 15GB free if you want all the optional content.
So why do YOU think it says there's insufficient space, Slingload?
Bug? Technical issue? I don't know. That's why I posted here to ask others if they know a fix for this issue. I do understand that I will want more free space to do any video editing, but I'm just trying to install the Premiere Elements 15 trial to check out the interface.
This happens when I double-click the install file. The progress bar gets almost to the end and then the error is displayed. It doesn't even complete file extraction and start the actual install.
Are the system requirements incorrect? "5GB of available hard-disk space to install applications; additional 10GB to download all optional content."
but shouldn't 74 gigs be enough to at least install the software?
Maybe, but you may have problems running it even if you do get it installed. Can you make more room or get a larger drive?
I seem to have figured it out. It wasn't a space issue at all. The downloaded install file was being saved to a location on the host Mac. Even if I told the Premiere Elements installer to unpack it to a place on the C:\ drive it was failing with the "insufficient space" error. This happens before the install itself began. It seems Adobe products unpack and then install.
Here's how I resolved this:
In the Windows 10 virtual machine, I created a C:\Temp folder. I then copied the install file to that folder and ran it from there. It asked me for a location to unpack the file (it defaults to a folder on the host Mac) and I pointed it to the C:\Temp folder. It unpacked and then installed without any further issues. I was able to launch it and edit a video.
Thanks for the responses. They made me think outside the box and try additional things. Hope this helps others who may experience this issue.