Elements 13: Can't sign in to activate my software

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I have installed photoshop elements 13, via disc. After installing and restarting the computer, I am unable to start the program. On the start up menu, I select the "photo editor" button. After I press that button, it says that I must sign in to register my product. After I sign in, it does not open the program, it sends me back to the start up menu. If I make another attempt to open the program, it tells me that I need to sign in, again. This will happen each time I try to open photo editor. By the way, the photo organizer opens without any problem.
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Ryan Doyel

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Anwesha, Employee

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Please try renaming the OOBE folder present at location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe



Finder> Go > Go to Folder

\Library\Applicaiton Support\Adobe

~\Library\Applicaiton Support\Adobe

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Luke Blaschke

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Im having the same problem. I accept the License Agreement and it goes back to the main screen.

Is the above still the correct solution, if so what do i need to rename the OOBE folder too
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Diana Forrest

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Rename the OOBE folder to what?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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