Elements: What versions are compatible with Windows 10?

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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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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.
See that other discussion:
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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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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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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Will Elements 10 work with Windows 10?.
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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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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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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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The best xsolution there is for these type of problems is ro switch back to Windows 7
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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.