Premier elements 10 installed what seemed successfully and willl take me to the screen that asks whether i want to 'Organize' start a 'New Project' or 'Open porject'. However, clicking on 'New Project' or 'Open Project' causes the screen to close out. 'Organize' works I'd kind of like to edit my videos.
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I would start with this ARTICLE on setting up PrE properly, then giving links for tips on tuning up one's computer and OS, and finally offering links for troubleshooting.
If you have not upgraded your video card's driver to the very latest (same for the audio driver), I would do that immediately.