what version of Photoshop/Elements would work best in Windows 10 on 64bits machine?

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I have two versions of Adobe Elements 2.0 and Photoshop 6 and now inside of win10 they fail to "save for the web"-all three. Now I cannot even reinstall them. That is why,out of desperation I am thinking of buying new PSE,even that money is a problem.
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Chris Cox

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Any current version of Photoshop or Elements should work just fine.

Yes, Elements 2 and Photoshop 6 are pretty old at this point - and may need to use older OS compatibility settings to run on Windows 10.
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Again: how,in practical steps one goes about using older OS compatibility modes in Windows 10? Is there a program on Windows 10 that allows to re-set them?
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Thank you for your quick answer.What exactly "older OS compatability" setings should I use? Does that mean virtual machine inside windows 10? Does W 10 have that capability,like W7 had?
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Windows 10 has options to run programs in compatibility modes. I'm not sure which ones you need exactly, as you are running really old software.
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It would be worthwhile to try.These programs are "old" but for my purposes they were more than sufficient.How would I set the "compatability mode"?
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For you information, I was able to install Elements 6 without using any 'compatibility' mode, just by ignoring no longer meaningful warnings for having Internet explorer 5 or more. If your system drive is more than 1 TB, then expect old software not to recognize it.
I think that there is a misconception about direct compatibility between an OS version and an Elements one. It's not a one to one relationship, that explains that you'll find users who can run any version of Elements and others who can't... The reasons may be in external libraries missing, conflicting add-ons or plugins, driver compatibility problems... and frequently permissions problems with Windows 10.
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Michael,I had both Photoshop 6 and Elements 2 on Windows 10 but when I finally used it for the first time since installing W10 I realized that "save to web" does not work.To me it was an essential tool before using images on a website.
My hard drive is almost 1TBB-are you saying it should be smaller or larger for the normal work of Adobe?
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No problem for your hard drive; it would have been with a drive with more than 1 TB.
Save for Web works with Elements 6, but with today's high pixel count photos, I have to ignore the warning message about the size most of the time.