Please help me install PSE 1.0 on new Win10 system

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Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019

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I have a very old version of Photoshop Elements 1.0 that I've been using more than a decade. I've had numerous PCs over the years and have always been able to install my version on every new computer I've gotten using the original installation disk. I just got a new computer with a 64-bit Operating System and x64-based processor that came pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro. I was very excited to finally have a PC with the latest version of Windows because more browsers, apps and web pages were increasingly becoming incompatible with Windows XP and Vista. Much to my dismay, every time I try to install my good old Photoshop Elements disk, the Autorun function properly unpacks all the necessary files, but when the progress bar reaches 100%, I get a message saying the system requires Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, and automatically quits the installation. I know the error message cannot be right because I have Internet Explorer 11 on my new PC. Could it be that my older machines were 32-bit systems and this one is 64-bit? If anyone out there knows how to manipulate the settings or system configuration of a newer computer to install an old version of Photoshop Elements, please help me. I am not proficient at all with this type of task; practically computer illiterate. But the Microsoft support tech I spoke to said because my copy of Photoshop is so old my only chance of fixing the issue will be to find a resolution somewhere within this forum. I really need someone's knowledge and expertise. Not only can I not afford a new version of Photoshop Elements, I don't want to deviate from the format I've used all these years. It's simple, and perfectly suits my purposes. As a hobby, it's all I do in my spare time. Not as a photograher, but as a way to play with color and composition and create collages of abstract patterns that are mouse-drawn, airbrushed, run through multiple distortion filters, and touched with finishing effects.  I have no use for any of the modern functions advertised in the latest versions.

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You need older equipment and operating system to support outdated software.  PSE 1.0 was designed to run on Microsoft® Windows® 98, NT 4.0, 2000, ME or XP.  It's highly unlikely you'll find a suitable machine for it in 2020.  Sorry.

 

PSE 2020 is compatible with newer computers and Win 10 operating system.   PSE 1.0 is not.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/system-requirements.html

 

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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