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Sun, Oct 11, 2015 4:07 AM

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Elements: What versions are compatible with Windows 10?

I am unable to import any media into Photoshop Elements 11 Organizer after installing Windows 10. Is Elements 11 compatible with Windows 10? If so, what troubleshooting techniques should I try to enable the import of my photos? If not, what Elements version (12, 13 or 14) is compatible with Windows 10? I like Elements 11 and would like to continue to use it if this import issue can be resolved.

Error message reads as follows: "Elements 11 Organizer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

Bottom line is that Windows never did close the program and, obviously, did not notify me of any possible solution.

Helpful suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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5 years ago

As far as I know, there is no incompatibility problem with Windows 10: I have migrated to Windows 10 with PSE13, reinstalled versions 6,10,12 and installed PSE14 without problems.
There are a number of problems for some users. I have seen a Tech note about common problems for users migrating to Win 10 with their Elements version already installed; I can't find it now, but the troubleshooting steps were:
- to reinstall a Visual Basic library from the Microsoft link
- and if that does not work, uninstall all Adobe products and reinstall them.
I hope somebody will find the link for you.
Edit:
See that other discussion:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is elemants 12 going to be compatible with Windows 10?.

Is my photoshop Elements & Premiere elements 12 going to be compatible with Windows 10

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled windows 10 upgrade.

I have photoshop elements 12 on my desktop running windows 7 and my laptop running windows 8.1.Microsoft is telling me to upgrade both to windows 10. Will my elements work on windows 10?

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I have Windows 10. My Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 no longer works. I've tried reinstalling it but won't even start.

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New computer, no problem using the program on my old one

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Will Elements 10 work with Windows 10?.

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Windows 10 with Photoshop 6. Will it work?.

I have Photoshop 6.0 since it came out. Right now running Windows 7 but would like to up date to Windows 10. Will my program work. I have all the original discs. I use this program for editing photos for my web sight.

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The only way I m able to use elements 11 with i7 computer is to use dng converter. Says no support for my files. Anyone else experience this

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Your problem is not compatibility for Elements 11 with Windows 10. I can still use PSE versions 6 and 10 to the present PSE2020 version without issues.
It's the fact that every new camera comes with its own raw format, which older versions from any software editor won't recognize. The DNG converter is offered by Adobe to convert the new raw formats to the DNG raw format that your old PSE can process.
Always specify which camera model you have. If it's newer than your editor (not only Adobe) you'll need an editor upgrade.
https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-elements/faq-will-photoshop-elements-work-with-my-camera-or...

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You are right. Adobe makes it so you need to upgrade I think. This was working okay and then it stopped working and said the files were corrupt or not supported. Lightroom 6 reads those files . I find that the colors in elements are better. Am I wrong .Maybe I'm imagining this!! That's why I am thing about upgrading to 2019.

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Yes, you are wrong. It's the contrary.
It's not Adobe who have chosen to create a new raw format for each new camera model by Canon, Nikon and most other manufacturers. Adobe has created and offered for free a universal raw format that some smarter manufacturers are using (as well as recent smartphones). You should complain heavily to those manufacturers for not using a standard format. The dngconverter is available for anybody for free, even for users of competitors editors. It would not be necessary if the above manufacturers used the DNG standard.
By the way, if you follow the changes in the recent years, you'll notice that changes in Windows and Macs OSs and computer hardware are enough to force you to upgrade your software regularly or to choose a subscription model.

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4 years ago

I had Elements 6 on my computer when I installed W10 pro over W7 Pro and it worked fine for a while.  Then, whenever I started doing a task it would suddenly shut down the hard drive and restart it.  After a while this behavior spread to other programs, but especially Photoshop Elements 6.  Long story short it was decided by the tech that my ancient hard drives had crashed (a pair of WD 1T drives).  So they were replaced with Toshiba SDD drives (1T + 500 GB), and they started doing it.  Then, "suddenly, WordPerfect X8 stopped printing, then I got the dreaded message that there was no media on the SDD's for the computer to connect to.  Fortunately, MS allowed me to reinstall W10 without losing the data, but I'm having to reinstall the programs.  I've put CSS 5 on it and haven't decided it I'm going to retry Elements 6.  I love the program and it works well -- but I can't afford the for it to crash the highly unstable W10 again.  (I do have everything triple backed up now -- including a new MY Book for it.

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3 years ago

I'm running 13 with windows 10 with no problems.  However.  I've misplaced the serial numbers and am changing hard drives, and thought it might be easier to install a never used copy of 10 on my new drive, also with windows 10.  Partway through the installation it rolled itself back and refused to install. 

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2 years ago

The best xsolution there is for these type of problems is ro switch back to Windows 7

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The more I read the more I want to stay with Win 7. Something goes wrong, reinstall it.

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2 years ago

I am using Elements 6.0 (although some features don't work as well) and CS5.1 (64 bit) on W10 without any problems.  I don't use the organizer.  I keep my files in a folder by date. Then at the end of the year I put that year's folders in a new folder for that year.  I find that much better with organizer.

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2 years ago

My windows 10 OS will not install Adobe Photoshop elements 2.0 from the CD. Any ideas?

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Yes, there are real issues to install very old programs like PSE2 in a new computer. The most common issue is that such old programs won't work if installed in a drive or partition over 1 TB. There other settings to take care of for 'legacy' features. Some users have reported they have successfully installed PSE2. The oldest version I did try was PSE5. I don't think you'll be very happy with PSE2 on a new computer. If you want to get an idea of the current version (PSE 2019), download the free trial which is fully operational for 30 days. If you decide to buy it, simply enter the licence number provided with your purchase. No need to reinstal.