5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2011 11:44 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Premiere Elements 8


      I am unable to install this and Photoshop Elements 8 the message is Your computer does not meet the minimum system requirement. Adobe 8 requires a CPU that supports the SSE2 instruction set.  Any ideas what I can do please?

        • 1. Re: Premiere Elements 8
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Welcome to the forum.


          It appears that your CPU does not support the SSE2 instruction set. Do you have an older AMD?


          Unfortunately, the only "fix" is to buy a computer with an updated CPU - one that does support the SSE2 instruction set, or find an older version of PrE and PSE, before SSE2 became part of the necessary specs.. Not sure if PrE 3 required SSE2, but others with a better grasp of history should be able to tell you.


          Good luck, and sorry for the bad news,



          • 2. Re: Premiere Elements 8
            juniorfern2 Level 1

            Sorry you've lost me whats a CPU and a AMD? I have operating system windows xp but have another tower which is windows 7, should i install it on to this one?

            • 3. Re: Premiere Elements 8
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              It should install on that Windows 7 machine without too many problems. (Although version 9 is a much more stable version of the program.)


              It's very likely your XP machine is running a processor that's too old to run the program. You can find out by right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Properties. If you've got an old AMD processor listed, that would explain the problem you're having.

              • 4. Re: Premiere Elements 8
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                CPU = Central Processing Unit, or the silicon chip that does the computations


                AMD = Advanced Micro Devices, a maker of computer chips, and especially CPU chips. They were a bit late to the SSE2 instruction set, and many users of their older CPU chips had to upgrade to the newest AMD CPU's (most often meant a new MoBo - motherboard too). Intel implemented SSE2 instruction sets earlier, so fewer Intel users were impacted.


                From the Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Minimum System Requirements:


                2GHz or faster processor with SSE2 support; 3GHz processor required for HDV or Blu‐ray; dual-core processor required for AVCHD


                Much the same happened, when Adobe rewrote the code for Premiere Pro CS 5, so that it would only run on a 64-bit OS (Operating System). Many still had 32-bit OS's, and had to upgrade the system, and often with both the OS software, and the hardware to run it.


                Good luck,



                • 5. Re: Premiere Elements 8
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  I would also anticipate that the Win7 machine has a newer, SSE2-compliant CPU, and that PrE 8 should install on it.


                  I would immediately update PrE 8, as the patch fixed some GPU (Graphics Processing Unit - the chip on your video card) errors. What was the official name of that patch, 8.0.1?


                  It is good that the OP has a second, more modern machine.