I found that Costco now has PRE 9 available for purchase. I have to go to Costco to get a 2 TB hard drive so I will see if they have PRE 9 in stock. If so, I will buy a copy of the PRE 9 PHO 9. I will rerun all my very simple tests of PRE 9 with a release version instead of trial version. I will report back on my results. I will also be reporting my results to Videomaker Magazine.
Wish me luck!
Good luck with the full-version. I hope that the issues that you encountered with the trail will be handled with the registered version.
Remember, if you are not satisfied with the full-paid version, Adobe offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Be sure to register and be sure to hold on to all paperwork, just in case.
Hope that things go well for you,
I might also recommend that, if you're reviewing that product for Videomaker magazine, you at least try it on one other computer.
There appear to be a number of issues with your machine, and it's unfair to judge the software's failures on problems that may be unique to your system.