Grab your new Adobe Premiere Elements DVD and get ready to start an amazing creative journey. You can have more than one version of Adobe Premiere Elements installed on your computer so there’s no need to uninstall earlier versions.

Before you begin

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Be sure to confirm the following before starting:

  • You have the required hardware and software to run Adobe Premiere Elements. Check out the latest system requirements at http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_pre_systemreq_en
  • The file formats, graphics drivers, and hardware and devices are compatible with Adobe Premiere Elements. Check out the complete list at http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_pre_supported_fileformat_en
  • You have temporarily disabled any anti-virus software installed on your computer. Disabling the anti-virus program speeds up the installation process.
  • You have a DVD drive (not CD drive) connected to your computer. Insert the DVD into the drive and follow the instructions.

Note: If your computer does not have a DVD drive, you can download Adobe Premiere Elements from Adobe website and then install it. For more information, see Download and install Premiere Elements.

  • You have located the serial number. The serial number is located on the DVD sleeve in the box and starts with the number 1143.

Your Adobe ID

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

  • Registration You need an Adobe ID to register your software (registration is mandatory after three launches). When you register your copy of Premiere Elements, Adobe keeps a record of your serial number. This way, Adobe knows that you are eligible for upgrades. For information about registering your purchased Adobe product and the benefits of registering, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_adoberegistration_en
  • Trials Use your Adobe ID to get free trial.
  • Ordering Use your Adobe ID to order products and track orders.
  • Getting support Log online support cases using your Adobe ID.
  • Forums and events Use your Adobe ID to log in to forums and register for events.

Install Adobe Premiere Elements on Microsoft Windows

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  1. Insert the Adobe Premiere Elements Windows DVD (disc 1) into your DVD drive.
  2. In the Adobe Premiere Elements 15 dialog box, click Install Adobe Premiere Elements.
    Note: If you close the dialog box or if the security settings on your computer do not permit AutoPlay, browse to the DVD using Windows Explorer and double-click Setup.exe. If any security warnings appear, click Yes.
  3. On the Welcome screen, click Install to start installation.
  4. On the Sign In Required screen, click Sign In. Enter your Adobe ID and password and click Sign In.
  5. In the Adobe Software License Agreement dialog box, click Accept.
  6. On the Serial Number screen, enter the serial number and click Next. 
    Note: You can choose to install Premiere Elements as a trial and enter the serial number later.
  1. Click Install to install at the default location. If you want to modify the install location, click Change and select the folder on your computer where you want to install Premiere Elements. Click Install. The installer copies the files to your computer.
  2. When the installation is complete, click Close.

Install Adobe Premiere Elements on Mac OS

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  1. Insert the Adobe Premiere Elements Mac DVD (disc 2) into your DVD drive.
  2. Navigate to Adobe Premiere Elements 15/Install.app and launch the installer.
  3. On the Welcome screen, click Install to start installation.
  4. On the Sign In Required screen, click Sign In. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click Sign In.
  5. In the Adobe Software License Agreement dialog box, click Accept.
  6. On the Serial Number screen, enter the serial number and click Next.
    Note: You can choose to install Premiere Elements as a trial and enter the serial number later.
  1. Click Install to install at the default location. If you want to modify the install Location, click Change and select the folder on your computer where you want to install Premiere Elements. Click Install. The installer copies the files to your computer.
  2. When the installation is complete, click Launch Now.

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