1 right click the EXE and set the compatibility option to WinXP
2 after setting compatibility, right click the EXE and select Run As Administrator
Found compatibility under properties, not on right click. Set it to win XP. Set Run as admin in the same place. Started with run as admin right click as well. No change in behavior. Also tried compatibility with Vista since it did run under Vista, but again it failed.
PRE7 runs fine on W7-64 without needing to set compatibility or rights.
Work through these basics to see if it cures your problems.
Install all Windows Updates.
Install latest version of Apple QuickTime (v7.6.9 at time of writing). Even if you don't use QuickTime, PRE relies heavily on it.
- Install most recent graphics and sound drivers from the manufacturers web sites.
- Install PRE9 v9.0.1 update.
- Delete BadDrivers.txt (in Windows 7 this is likely at C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Premiere Elements\9.0\BadDrivers.txt)
- Run Disk Cleanup.
- Run Defragmenter.
- Reboot your PC.
- Temporarily disable any anti-virus realtime scanning.
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