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Can only run elements 2020 as an administrator

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Jun 04, 2020

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I had elements 2020 on a Windows 10 Pro laptop and it ran fine with no issues.  I then installed it on my Windows 10 Pro desktop and I get an error 16 and the only way I can run the program is Run as Adminitrator.  I even removed all Adobe software and ran  the Creative Cloud Cleaner, then removed any Adobe files I could find, then re-installed the software and ended up with the same issue.  I searched Adobe.com and tried a lot of the fixes with no success.  Yes I can run as administrator but it should not be that way.  It has been irritating to say the least.  Why does Adobe make their software so difficult?

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Can only run elements 2020 as an administrator

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I had elements 2020 on a Windows 10 Pro laptop and it ran fine with no issues.  I then installed it on my Windows 10 Pro desktop and I get an error 16 and the only way I can run the program is Run as Adminitrator.  I even removed all Adobe software and ran  the Creative Cloud Cleaner, then removed any Adobe files I could find, then re-installed the software and ended up with the same issue.  I searched Adobe.com and tried a lot of the fixes with no success.  Yes I can run as administrator but it should not be that way.  It has been irritating to say the least.  Why does Adobe make their software so difficult?

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Perhaps you should ask, Why does Microsoft make their software so difficult? 😉

 

This would seem to be a MSFT permissions problem.  Since you haven't given us any idea of what kind of solutions you have attempted (other than a clean uninstall/reinstall), it is difficult for us to give you an informed response.  I don't normally give a reply like this, but rather than limit your search to the Adobe site, I suggest you Google the problem.  There are many suggestions out there.

 

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I agree.  Windows 10 Pro is way more than the average home user needs.  So much security, it drives me nuts.  Bring back XP!

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Question:  When I removed Elements 2020 from my laptop to install on my desktop I forgot to sign out.  Will that cause any issues when installing on another PC?

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https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/troubleshoot-installation-photoshop-elements-premiere.ht...

I followd the recommendations on this page and then installed Elements 2020 in simplified mode and as administrator.  As soon as installation is complete I get the Configuaration error window with error: 16 at the bottom.  The installation file was downloaded from Adobe as a zip file.  I also tried installing as it downloaded directly from Adobe with the same result.  This is befor I even open the program.  I am able to run as administrator with no issues.

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