can i install a mac version on my windows

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Someone gave me Adobe PE8 for a mac (they didn't know what I had).  I actually use win 10. Can I install the win ver and use the serial number for the mac........I tried already and I get a msg that the number is wrong.
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Frankie Raney

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I bought PE 16 last night. As per my understanding, the license should work for both MAC and WIN. 

I think you should definitely give it a try. If that doesn't work, talk to someone at support.

Good luck.
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Arnold Hoddevik

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Photoshop Elements is for both Windows (exe) and Mac (dmg), but I don ́t think your Mac product key is valid on Windows. Things may have changed, but my old Elements 11 product key only give me access to download the dmg-file (Mac OS). Contact Adobe Support.
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Jack Klaber

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I'm not sure if I understand your situation.
The PSE installation disks are either for Mac OS or for Windows.
I still have my PSE9 installation set in my library and it comes with 4 disks, 2 for the Mac OS and 2 for Windows. I am almost sure that PSE8 was not different and also came with 4 disks.
If you received the 4 disks then install PSE on your Windows system using the Windows disks. The licence key is the same for both versions.
If you have only the Mac OS disks you won't be able to install anything.
Ask that someone if he/she still possesses the Windows installation disks....