Look at them like file folder placements. Your program is inserted into them, maybe many of them. In a 32 bit system they are smaller, and your program inserts in certain page-frames as they are found. But now they are larger in a 64 bit environment so if your program is inserted your drive cannot find them as indexed. This is just one reason why your program is not being found and not setting up.
I newer program won't have that problem. If you don't want to spend $100, find an older version such as Elements 12 or 14 which has the same good tools and will work in a 64 bit system. I remember Elements 2.0 had a "smudge tool" which none of the newer versions don't have. That's only one tool to change out of. I don't have 2.0 anymore. I changed out of it. You have to face it some time and move away from it. Sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone to find a better way of using Elements.
It sounds like you may need to install Elements using
a digital download (which I am sure you can still get hold of). Since the box you've purchased has a license key,
you can simply download the free version and then activate it in the
software using that license key. Failing that which I can't see why you can buy a plug in USB drive for your laptop - Hope makes sense any probs please PM.
- Regards C
I have pse 2 running on windows 10 x64 ver 1909, so there is no reason it won't work other than what i mentioned above about the 1TB of free space.
Have tried to load over my home network desktop that had a drive, it starts up, but won't go past "click to install".Use a USB flash thumb drive (dirt cheap) and copy the entire contents of the CD to the USB drive using your desktop system. Plug the USB drive into your laptop and copy the files to a folder. It should work the same as using a CD and you now have a backup of the install files.