Elements: I have an older version of PSE will it run on Windows 7?

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I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 on Windows XP. Now i have Windows 7. Can I use this old program on Window 7?
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Elements 3.0 is not officially supported on Windows 7. You could try this if you have Windows 7 Ultimate but it's not an officially supported configuration:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virt...

Your best bet is to upgrade to Elements 10 for compatibility with Windows 7. (Note there is an upgrade discount now for owners of previous versions of Elements: $79 vs $99 for the full version)
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I have Photoshop Elements 3.0 which ran fine under Window Vista. I have since upgraded to Windows 7 and can not reinstall Photoshop Elements 3.0. It claims there is a compatibility problem with Windows Media Technology. Is there a fix for this problem?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop Elements: PSE 3.0 under Windows 7: Compatibility problem with Windows Media Technology.
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After closing all the popup windows which said I couldn't install 3.0 because of compatibility problems, I assumed the installation had aborted. Looking at my desktop later, I saw that it had actually installed the program. However, when I tried to register it, my browser responded that it couldn't connect to:

https://en-us/cfusion/gpr/index.cfm

That is clearly a bogus URL. Where did it come from?

At least some of the program features work, enough for the program to be useful, as long as the inability to register it doesn't cause it to stop after some period. What is the effect of not registering or how can I properly register it?
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That's strange. You can register your product by logging into your Adobe ID account: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/members...?
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My Adobe account already knew the product was registered from my previous usage.

Do I need to get the program, under Windows 7 to know that it is registered? If so how?
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You're already registered you should be good to go. I don't think Elements 3 does activation, so if you entered your serial number and it's running already, you should be good.
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I have a new laptop with Windows 7, it's got all the system requirements for installing Adobe Photoshp Elements. Yet when I try to install my Elements from a CD, it tells me there are compatibility problems and that Windows has no solution. I suspect the problem is that it's Elements 4.0 - but I bought this only a few years ago, it's been working fine, and I have no intention of dishing out a bunch more $$ for the latest version when my current version is great... Anyone have any tips or suggestions? Help! Thank you -

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Photoshop Elements 4 won't install on WIndows 7.
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You can try the solution in the official answer on this topic which may work for you.
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I bought Photoshop 5 and used it for years. It was expensive, but the results were so satisfying! Now I find my new computer with Windows 7
won't let me use Photoshop 5. Is there any way around this problem?

Seems like I I've been screwed.

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Photoshop took my money and ran!.
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Are you referring to Photoshop Elements 5 (which was released in 2006) or Photoshop 5 (which was released in 1998)? In either case, Windows 7 is not a supported OS for either version of the application. I would suggest trying the solution offered in the official answer above.
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I have a copy of elements 7 and cannot install on my new laptop running windows 7,can anyone help

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Windows 7 using Elements 7.
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Photoshop Elements: I have an older version of PSE will it run on Windows 7?