Annoying pop up in Photoshop Elements 14

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Every so often, when opening RAW files, I get an annoying pop up window stopping my workflow. It is suggesting me to use Lightroom. There is no way to prevent the pop up, even after the 20,000 it appears.
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JC Hermier

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Steve Lehman

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Only 20,000?  Wow, you must be a special person.  Photoshop 14 does not have a RAW converter.  Download a plugin (free) or get Lightroom.  We professionals use Lightroom and we all love it.  Photoshop is not your only photo editor.  You might try Creative Photo Suite.  It's expensive but worth it.  There is a RAW converter in CS versions of Photoshop, version 6-on.  Old versions lack converters for most RAW files in new models of Canon (CR2) and  Nikon.  Even with the converter there is a workflow interruption as it works through the conversion to change it to whatever format you want.  You might try TIFF which is also uncompressed or PDF with no file compression.  Some camera RAW files are 16 bit and printers like a change to 8bit as 16 bit may be a bit too compressed. TIFF is 8 bit which is agreeable to most printer outputs.  Camera RAW formats will stop Photoshop (an interruption) as it asks questions pertinent to the conversion.  Professionals are patient with these interruptions.   
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Steve,
It's Photoshop Elements 14, which has the ACR plugin with the most important features.
https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-differences-photoshop-photoshop.html
All the 'basic', 'detail' and 'custom' tabs are there, and the missing features can be dealt with in the editor (such as saving to any format, HSL, etc).

JC Hermier:
So, the problem of the unwanted popup is still puzzling. I never get it myself.
It might help if you state you OS version and platform, your Elements and ACR version.
Do you use eLive?
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Steve Lehman

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Photoshop CS is your better tool rather than your work-'round.  The rest of us don't get that popup.  I am thinking that's related to your web browser.  Check your popups on your browser.  Then, begin a process of elimination with any other programs that have a popup that might be misbehaving.  Do you have a help assistant turned on anywhere? This is not a joke. Many times we had this problem at Microsoft.  All of us had differently built computers with difference programs per each task we do. Each user was a tech and rebuilt their desk PC to their liking.  Some employees had their PC email setup with a sound byte much like AOL's which was a competitor to Microsoft.  Their sound byte had colored words which made the difference.  Likewise, we had options to popups for whatever we wanted.  One guy had a popup whenever the mainframe sent a SMS to his PC.  Another setup a popup whenever there was a virus. His would make the entire screen blink and point a finger at him until he clicked on it.  That was our type of popup.  What I'm saying is, you might have had a setup for popups and missed a setting or two.  It's all worth an entire check.