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I bought a licence for Premiere Elements in february 2020 and installed it on my Dell desktop and Microsoft Surface Pro.
I do not use the program very often but it worked fine on both computers.
I last used the program a month ago on my Dell desktop.
Yesterday I wanted to use it again and now I get the message the serial number is in use by the maximum number of computers. You need to deactivate another computer. What has happened? I double checked the serial number I entered. Please help me to solve this. The Dell computer runs updates and yesterday the most recent update to my PC updated the BIOS. Has this got anything to do with it. Even if it has, I want an answer to solve the problem.
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yes, updating the bios may have cause adobe to recognize your dell computer (prior to the update) as one computer and after the updating as a different computer.
if you purchased from or registered with adobe you can deactivate your "old" computers using your account, https://account.adobe.com
otherwise, you'll need to contact adobe support and request "an activation count reset". using a browser that allows popups and cookies, contact adobe support during pst business hours by clicking here, https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html
click contact us (= cryptic icon in the lower right)
in the chat field, type AGENT
be patient, it can take quite a while to reach a human
Thanks for your reply but I cannot find an icon to chat. The contact HTML link you gave just gets me going round in circles even though I am signed in in my Adobe account. I am in the Netherlands but have tried for about 30 minutes yesterday and today but cannot find any link / icon to email or chat on the problem. Any other ideas how to get in contact?
it's at the bottom right and can be quite a distance from the page center. you can also try a different browser. also, in addition to the above, make sure your browser doesn't have script blocking enabled.
Thanks for your help. I was using Chrome. I installed Firefox and then found the chat icon. Adobe has helped me and the program is reinstalled and working again.