Elements: How do I install on a new, or second computer? Does the previous version need to be installed to install the new version?

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Have PE5 and now have bought PE#10. Want to put #10 on new laptop, but was bought as a upgrade. Does it have to be put with PE#5 copy to work, or will it stand alone ok.
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You can install and activate Photoshop Elements on two of your personal computers (Mac or Windows). 

If you're installing an upgrade version, the prior version does not need to be installed on the computers you want to install on - though you may be asked for your prior version serial number during the installation process.

If you have your serial #, you can download an installer for the current version of Elements from here: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/photoshop-elements-downloads.html

Instructions for downloading older versions of Adobe apps here: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/downloaded-older-app.html

If you don't remember your serial # but you've registered your product, you can sign into adobe.com and access your serial #s here: https://account.adobe.com/products

If you've lost an activation because of a hardware failure and the system no longer runs, go to this page and work with a chat agent. They should be able to restore your activation: https://www.adobe.com/about-adobe/contact.html