I have tried to load Premiere elements 8 on a new HP laptop with a 2.1. After speaking with ADOBE, they said that it requires a 3.0GHZ preocessor or higher.
A message keeps returning that "audio only loaded"
IS there a way to install it so the HD function is not loaded and therefore does not require a faster processor than a 2.0GHZ processor?
This can't be done, you can't option out only HD features...
Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, the min. requirements are just that. Even those, are basically for installing, and then getting the Splash Screen, not really for editing.
And even a 3.0 ghz Pentium would be pretty low end -- especially if you plan to edit hi-def video.
I'd recommend at least a dual-core 2.8 ghz with 4 gigs of RAM or, even better, a quad core processor or i7. This version of the program really does demand lots of power, RAM and hard drive space in order to work.