I guess I have to ask you why you are still using Windows 8.1 which, in my experience, was one of the worst OS versions put out by Microsoft (second only to Vista). You have a great camera. Why not use it to best advantage? If you insist on sticking with Win 8, perhaps the only advice I can give you is to try to find an online seller for Elements 2020. But be careful in your purchase decision. There may be licensing problems with any box you buy from sellers on eBay and other secondary sources. Make sure you have some guarantee that you are getting an unopened and previously unlicensed box.