With Adobe Premiere Elements, you can create magic with your audio, videos, and photos. You can have more than one version of Premiere Elements installed on your computer so there’s no need to uninstall earlier versions.

If you have purchased the DVD, install the software from the DVD. Alternatively, You can download Adobe Premiere Elements from the Adobe website and then install it.

Install from disc

Before you begin

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.

    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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

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

Install Adobe Premiere Elements (macOS)

  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.

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    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.

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

    • Select language
    • Specify installation location
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    Note:

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

  9. Launch Premiere Elements after installation completes.

Download and install from adobe.com

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.
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  4. On the Welcome screen, click Install.

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    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.

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

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

Install Adobe Premiere Elements (macOS)

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

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Install.

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    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.

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

    • Select language
    • Specify installation location
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    Note:

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

  7. Launch Premiere Elements after installation completes.

Convert a trial version into a full version

When you launch a trial version, a screen shows the number of days remaining for the trial to expire. On this screen, you can use the License This Software option to covert your trial to full version.

Trial PRE

Use the serial number you have received to convert the trial version to a full version. The serial number starts with the number 1143. You receive the serial number depending on the type of purchase: 

  • From Adobe website: When you purchase Adobe Premiere Elements, you receive the serial number in an email from Adobe. Look for the subject line "Your Serial Number" or "Your Serial Numbers" in your mailbox.
  • DVD: You can locate the serial number on the back of the DVD case. If you have an envelope for your software, the serial number can be on the envelope instead.

Troubleshooting installation

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