You can install Adobe Premiere Elements from a DVD disc or you can download the software from Adobe website and then install it.

Install from disc

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you have a DVD drive (not CD drive) connected to your computer before you begin installation. Insert the DVD into the drive and follow the instructions.

  • Temporarily disable firewalls, antivirus software, and third-party security software. Disabling them speeds up the installation process.

  • Locate the serial number. The serial number is on the back of the DVD case.

    Note: If you purchased the product from Best Buy, peel the sticker at the back of the box. Use the redemption code to generate your serial number online. If you do not have an Internet connection, contact customer support. For more information, see Find your serial number

Install Adobe Premiere Elements (Windows)

  1. Insert the Adobe Premiere Elements DVD (disc 1) in your computer.

  2. In the Adobe Premiere Elements dialog box, click Install Adobe Premiere Elements.

    Note:

    If you close the dialog box or the security settings do not permit AutoPlay, browse to the DVD using Windows Explorer and double-click Setup.exe from Adobe Premiere Elements 15 folder. If any security warning displays, click Yes.

  3. On the Welcome screen, click Install to start the installation process.

    Note:

    You can click Try option if you want to try Adobe Premiere Elements. You do not need serial number during the trial period.

  4. Sign in with your Adobe ID.

  5. In the License Agreement dialog box, click Accept.

  6. Enter your serial number and click Next.

  7. On Options screen, do the following and click Install:

    • Select language
    • Specify installation location
  8. Launch Premiere Elements after installation completes.

Install Adobe Premiere Elements (Mac OS)

  1. Insert the Adobe Premiere Elements DVD (disc 2) in your computer.

  2. In the Adobe Premiere Elements dialog box, click Adobe Premiere Elements 15.

  3. Navigate to Adobe Premiere Elements 15/Install.app and launch the installer.

  4. On the Welcome screen, click Install.

    Note:

    You can click Try option if you want to try Adobe Premiere Elements. You do not need serial number during the trial period.

  5. Sign in with your Adobe ID.

  6. On the License Agreement screen, click Accept.

  7. Enter your serial number and click Next.

  8. On Options screen, do the following and click Install:

    • Select language
    • Specify installation location

    Note:

    Enter your system's account password if you are prompted. 

  9. Launch Premiere Elements after installation completes.

Download and install

You can download Adobe Premiere Elements from Adobe website and install on your computer.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that you have administrative privileges for the account you are using.
  • Use the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
  • Make sure that you have a valid Adobe ID. 
  • Disable pop-up blockers in your web browser.
  • Temporarily disable firewalls, antivirus software, and third-party security software. Disabling them speeds up the installation process.
  • Make sure that you have a valid serial number for Adobe Premiere Elements.

Download Adobe Premiere Elements

  1. Open the Adobe Premiere Elements download page in your web browser.

  2. Sign in with your Adobe ID.

    If you don't have an Adobe ID, you can create it from Create an Adobe ID page.

  3. Select the platform and language for download.

  4. Click Download.

    The file download starts.

Install Adobe Premiere Elements (Windows)

  1. Open the Adobe Premiere Elements installer file that you downloaded from Adobe website.

  2. Specify a location to extract the installation files and click Next.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Select Launch Adobe Premiere Elements 15 and click Finish.
    • Open the Set-up.exe file from the specified folder.
  4. On the Welcome screen, click Install.

    Note:

    You can click Try option if you want to try Adobe Premiere Elements. You do not need serial number during the trial period.

  5. Sign in with your Adobe ID.

  6. On the License Agreement screen, click Accept.

  7. Enter your serial number and click Next.

  8. On Options screen, do the following and click Install:

    • Select language
    • Specify installation location
  9. Launch Premiere Elements after installation completes.

Install Adobe Premiere Elements (Mac)

  1. Open the Premiere Elements installer file that you downloaded from Adobe website.

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Install.

    Note:

    You can click Try option if you want to try Adobe Premiere Elements. You do not need serial number during the trial period.

  3. Sign in with your Adobe ID.

  4. On the License Agreement screen, click Accept.

  5. Enter your serial number and click Next.

  6. On Options screen, do the following and click Install:

    • Select language
    • Specify installation location

    Note:

    Enter your system's account password if you are prompted. 

  7. Launch Premiere Elements after installation completes.

Common questions

How do I register my product?

For information on registering your purchased Adobe product, and the benefits of registering, see http://www.adobe.com/support/registrationfaq.html.

Can I have more than one version installed?

Yes, you can have more than one version of Premiere Elements installed on your computer. Premiere Elements doesn't automatically remove or replace any previous versions installed on your computer. You can uninstall earlier versions after you are comfortable with the latest version.

What is an Adobe ID?

An Adobe ID is similar to a Gmail or Facebook ID that you use to secure and personalize your account. You can use your Adobe ID for the following:

  • Registration. Although not mandatory, registration also requires an Adobe ID. When you register your copy of Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe keeps your serial number on record. This way, Adobe knows that you are eligible for upgrades.

  • Trials. Use your Adobe ID to get free 30-day trials.

  • Ordering products and tracking orders.

  • Support cases. Log online support cases using your Adobe ID.

  • Forums and events. Use your Adobe ID to log in to forums and register for events.

For information about Adobe ID, see Manage your Adobe ID account.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License  Twitter™ and Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons.

Legal Notices   |   Online Privacy Policy