Most likely it's a setting on your graphics card's driver.
But, meantime, be sure to go to the Help menu and select Check for Updates to ensure you have the program's 8.01 patch.
I think your QuickTime may be out of date - work through these other basics:
- Install all Windows updates
- Install latest version of QuickTime (v7.6.7 at time of writing)
- Install most recent sound drivers from the manufacturers web sites
- Run Disk Cleanup
- Run Defragmenter
- Post back here with the necessary information described here: Got a Problem? How to Get Started
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Thanks for the help, guys.
I turned down hardware acceleration of my graphics driver, and that helped things... I was able to see the dialog content. The crazy colours of the splash screen were still there, though.
However, as you pointed out on another thread nealeh, PE8 does not support 1080p, so I guess I don't need to finish the trial.
I may try again once PE9 comes out.
The other option is PPro CS5, but then I need to install a new 64-bit OS! Yikes!