if you follow all 7 steps, you can download a trial via one of the links on this page using a browser that accepts cookies: http://prodesigntools.com/direct-download-links-for-lightroom-3-and-photoshop-elements-8.html
and activate with your serial number.
if you have a download problem (eg, you see an error page or you are offered an incorrect version), you probably didn't follow all 7 steps. typically, failure to meticulously follow steps 1,2 and/or 3 is the problem, but your browser must also allow cookies so that (a restrictive browser setting) is another potential source of problems.
Not sure why Adobe has to make this so relatively difficult. I'm a little leery of installing two different files, and then from a site I've never seen before that's not officially affiliated with Adobe. The reason I'm looking for PSE8 is that PSE13, for me, was a giant step backward. I lost the ability to easily morph objects by pushing them around on-screen, and I lost the ability to guide light over objects in the direction of my choice. There were other useful functions that disappeared in PSE13 as well. Since I own PSE8, I'd like to be able to access the original installation link without going through the online equivalent of a Rube Goldberg device.
That information from 2014 is no longer valid... Adobe has removed all download links EXCEPT for those cases where someone bought a download direct from Adobe
you may download ONLY if you bought direct from Adobe via download
-Log-in to your account and click this link https://account.adobe.com/products
--click Order history on the left and then the link to your order that will show on the right
--and finally click the link "Downloads and serial numbers" that will appear
--as always, write the serial number in a text file AND copy that text file and the
---download file(s) to an external drive (or two) to be sure you have what you need
-if you did not buy direct from Adobe via download you must find your original install
--if you have an Education or volume license you MUST use your original media
--the link for an Education or volume license download is not available at all
-if you bought a disc and don't have a drive you will need to buy an external USB drive
-if you bought a download from a 3rd party vendor you will need to contact that vendor
What a great cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. 😊 To what John T Smith already said, PSE 8 would be a house of cards anyway do you really want that headache? Shopping a competitors app with the features you miss, or GIMP, etc, or installing PSE 2020 would make much more sense. By the way you might give 2020 a fresh look. It's on sale for $74.99 until 4/19.