Elements 12 has stopped working on Windows

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I get this error as soon as I open PSE. I've uninstalled and re-installed several times without any luck. My PSE 11 worked fine. My computer is running 32 bit version of Windows 7.
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Scott Weldy

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Troy Lynch

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I have the same problem. It began with the program that I purchased, installed; and began running two years ago suddenly producing a window informing me that my trial version was about to expire and that it was time to purchase the full product. after two sessions with three Tech Support guys over a two day period, I was able to open the program but moments later I got that "Photoshop Elements has stopped working..." notice. I sent a screen capture to the Tech...

I have scoured the User Forum and although many others are experiencing this problem there are no viable fixes that I can discern; most people have received NO REPLIES whatsoever.Adobe seems to think Customer Service is it's customers giving technical advice for free, maybe...sometime...if someone ever gets around to it.
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What does the detailed crash report say? (look in the system event viewer or reliability reports)
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Troy Lynch

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A quick perusal of the User Forums establishes that this problem is endemic to the PSE 12 community. It is truly distressing to see that most people reporting and seeking a solution for it have NO REPLIES as to remediation (some with several hundred views over a greater period than a year) and so far as I can glean from those with replies: there is no fix. Most of us are using this software because we are Artists and hobbyists: we very likely are not Computer Scientists, so while discerning the meanings of lines of code and error messages in a Crash Report might be an intriguing puzzle to exercise our brains at some other time it only adds to our consternation, frustration, and anxiety at this time and in this Forum when we should be receiving either a set of instructions to solve the problem or the offer of an upgrade to PSE 13, gratis of course, along with a sincere apology from Adobe for selling us such a flawed product. I can only assume that your Smiley Face avatar with the word employee attached signifies that you are an Adobe employee (if I am incorrect in that, I sincerely apologize to you) and as such I am asking you to arrange for Mr. Weldy and the many others abiding this unquestionably shoddy, inoperative , and malfunctioning software and equally inadequate Customer Support system, just that: repair instructions or an upgrade. Upon greater thought on the matter of an apology, even though I am told that corporations are people, getting one to apologize and do so sincerely likely would prove unwieldy, so that can be allowed to fall to the discretion of Adobe but I certainly do feel that we are owed one. I have and seriously doubt that I am alone in being lied to by representatives of Adobe on four different occasions and subjected to dismissive and rude behavior as I sought nothing more than what I had purchased: the world's best photo and video editing software.
I do realize that you are not in a position to unilaterally grant my request and will have to forward it through the corporate chain of command, labyrinthine and monolithic, so I entreat that I would be kept abreast of each successive relay in the journey of my apeal. troyklynch@yahoo.com