I have Adobe Photoshop element 14 .could not initiate Photoshop Elements because there is not enough memory (RAM)

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I have Adobe Photoshop element 14. When I updated window 10 to version 1803, I lost the ability to open the editor. It starts opening than it shuts down. I get the message:”could not initiate Photoshop Elements because there is not enough memory (RAM). I tried the solution provided on this site to no avail.
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Can you confirm if the solution you tried is the one in the following help document (editing the registry)?
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/invalid-numeric-entry-integer-96-8-required-photoshop.html
It may help to know your size of RAM.
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Agathe, Go with Michel on this.  Give the ram-size.  Something like memory is conflicting.  If the RAM is not 8 to 12 gigs, it won't start the program unless you exit all other programs, especially browsers.  If you have IE or another browser or ISP program, all of those types of programs crave lots of memory.   In Windows 10, those will discontinue another program, and won't let it launch if the other program hogs memory, and they will take more memory than necessary.   Also I can say that Windows 10 does not distribute memory like earlier Windows versions.  Also check the startup folder.  Minimized programs idle in Windows 10 is as good as fully launched.   When a program doesn't launch you need to check all that could be hogging memory.   Your error message is real and says it all.   

Browsers maintain their sites which make them bulky.  Get rid of those.  A reboot might be needed.  Also, all three Google links are not created equal.   One is better than another.  If you want all 3 links I will send them.   But eventually, all of them can hob memory.   Also, it may not matter what the Task Manager says about performance.  False info, if sent from malware becomes a problem.   Malware will kill memory.  Also, do a malware scan with both, virus scanner and malware scanner.  A malware scanner will check the RAM, but a virus scanner will not.   I'll leave you to Michel now.   

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Steve, After a week of experiment trying different suggestions from sites. Window and Adobe. Today I did a recovery program and moved back to a previous version of Window when I check on Adobe after that I was able to use the Editor in PSE 14 and use it without any problem. Let’s hope it keeps on working.
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Agathe,It seems obvious that the culprit is the last Windows update.
There are a number of posts (not only about Elements versions) describing many kinds of glitches among which the one described in my link to the Adobe help paper.I don't have updated Windows myself, but I have reports from a friend who has tested those different kinds of gliches on two systems (16 GB RM, Win 7 and the new Win 10) with PSE15 and PSE18.  No such glitches for the moment.From the feedbak about the registry workaround, most users found it did work for the memory problems, a few ones did not succeed. Since Adobe says they are working on a solution (I understand they found the present workaround), the issue seems to be well known by both Adobe and Microsoft, and should be solved in ulterior updates or versions.Other possible factors to explain why the new W10 updates is or is not a problem depending on your config: RAM size (PSE complaints are mostly for RAM at 16GB or more) or if an uninstal / reinstall has taken place. You don't answer the questions about your RAM size nor which workaround you did try.
Steve,While the system requirements for PSE state 4 GB, you are absolutely right that more is needed. I have 8 GB on my main computer (I3 processor); that's fine for me even with the hungry Firefox. On a laptop with 4GB (I5 processor), that's really too short to be practical. On another low specs small HP mini-tower, I have 6GB, and that is good enough for me. When I'll have to update my present computer, I'll choose 16GB.
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Yeah 16 might be a normal number by then.  Don't forget the all important monitor, as it moves from a 4k monitors to a 8k monitors if in case you like 3D graphics or 3D online movies.   I'm waiting for the TV fanatics to pull out their hair saying we should have told them about that change coming for TV's.  I still have an old 32 inch TV but only because it sounds like a Pioneer stereo without one connected. 

Getting back to the computers, I said 8 gigs while thinking about my laptops.  Our desktops have 12, 12, 16 and 16 since updating all of them to Windows 10, and I had to check them for the right answers this time. 

(alrighty then...)  So, let's get back to Agathe's problem in this next paragraph.   

Agathe, the next time the update comes (and it will) you might have the same problem (or not) and I say that only because these updates come at a wrong time when a program is open and the update might freeze with just the right program on-screen hogging the memory.  So when it does come again to finish the update download, it'll fight for memory on your computer again.  Let's hope everybody wins this time.  

So I can't say if you might have that problem again or not, it depends on the best day it happens to come to you.   Windows updates can come several times if you might check in Windows 10 Settings>Update&Security then click "View Installed update History" most of which have come to you have the same number on those updates, which is because they have come several times and installed in the background successfully.  One or two of them may have installed half of its load while the second load came later.  Then the entire load comes again (and again <sigh>).   The ol' Microsoft SMS server doesn't keep track of your updates - they keep coming.  It's actually your computer that requests "any new updates?" and it asks for new updates even if it's not scheduled.  Microsoft built into it, that they keep coming since in the first few Windows versions, hardly anybody allowed them to download.  It's all about patches, viruses, hackers and keeping security in order, and this time they are making sure.  So it will come again.  Let it come.  We'll fix it that time too.   

Your restore dates are limited in Windows 10 and you got lucky this time.  Good job!   Don't get nervous about the next time it comes, just enjoy what you have for now.   And thanks Michel.   Keep in touch.   

Steve Lehman, mcse   
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The RAM memory is 8 gigs