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New Here ,
Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021

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Hello

 

I would very much like some help please, I am in the early seventies and find all this computer talk very confusing. I have been reading too much techie stuff in some of the reviews. Which as been a mistake because at my age I no longer understand most of it.

 

I want to purchase a windows version of Premier Elements 2021 as an upgrade.

First question is, can I upgrade from version 12?

 

Second question is, will my two laptops be able to run the programm

 

 

 

First laptop i7

 

Intel Core, i7 3630QM @ 2.40 GHz

Intel 7 Series Chipset family SATA AHCI Controller

ACPI X 64 Based PC

6 GB Ram

 

2nd laptop i5

 

Intel Core i5 4200U 1.6 GHz with turbo boost up to 2.6GHz

Intel HD graphics 4400 up to 1792MB Dynamic video memory

4GB DDR3 L Memory

 

Thank You

 

Regards John 

 

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Community Expert ,
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Your i7 computer enough power to edit video -- at least camcorder and phone video. Your i5 a lot less so. 

 

I don't think you can upgrade from a nearly 10 year old version of the program. But if you look for special prices online, you may be able to find the current or last year's version of the program at a discount price. Sometimes as cheap as the upgrade price.

 

But my first question is why are you upgrading? Is there something version 12 doesn't do that you want to do? There's no need to upgrade unless there's a need or desire to upgrade to take advantage of newer features.

 

What type of editing do you do? If it's just basic editing, you may be able to even get by with Windows Video Editor or Mac iMovie, both of which are freely included with most operating systems.

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Hi Steve... I upgraded from version 9.0 of Premiere Elements to Elements Suite 2022!  I have serials numbers in my Adobe account going back to 2004 when I bought the full Photoshop.  My account has all the Prem. Elements serial numbers from ver. 2.0 to 9.0.   Not a problem. 

Cheers,

 

Pete

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John,

 

Don't tell anyone, but I'm 75!   Age is not a reason to resist the confusing computer talk!

 

If you can wait a few weeks and the annual habit continues, Adobe will put the current version on sale near the Thanksgiving weekend. 

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New Here ,
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Thanks Bill, but it hasn't really answered my questions.

Regards John Belchamber

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Steve's first sentence answered your question

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If you decide you want to buy a new computer, laptop or desktop, have a friend who understands computers go to this link

 

This has some laptop discussion, and includes 2 recommendation links from Puget Systems... copied from Peru Bob
https://community.adobe.com/t5/video-hardware/premiere-pro-hardware-articles-to-read-before-you-buy-...

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