I noticed that Adobe Creative Cloud would not allow me to install AME in Windows 7 because apparently now the prerequisite now is Windows 10 compared to 1/2 yr back. Is there a way for me to install an older version of AME that would be compatible for Windows 7?
No, there is no way to do that. (Unless you have Premiere Pro/Production Premium/Master Collection CS6 install disc aviable.)
Windows 7 is old and obselete today so upgrading to Windows 10 makes more sense than ever today. AFAIK it´s even still free to upgrade.
I do however agree that the race is going too fast so it get´s ridiculous as fast. Something that is relevant today is dead tomorrow. Intel do the same thing, on new Intel processors one cannot even install Windows 7.
I had to break your sadness. But i do ... Have the way to run cc 2019 on windows 7. Reach me out by my email email@example.com