Steerpike Posted April 15, 2022 Share Posted April 15, 2022 I have an old version of Adobe Photoshop Elements - version 14. Does the job for me so didn't want to upgrade, and it works fine on my Windows 10 daily driver. I tried to install it on my new LG Gram 17 / Win 11, and after the installation completed, I launched the program and got an error saying the application could not run - "A driver can't load on this device" (a driver was mentioned but sadly I didn't write it down). A bit of research suggests - "You are receiving this message because the Memory integrity setting in Windows Security is preventing a driver from loading on your device". Article tells you how you can turn off Memory Integrity, but also warns of possible dire consequences. My normal instinct would be to ahead, and turn off the setting, but I did a bit more searching and came across several reports of people bricking their systems due to installing older versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements on Win 11, like this one. Since I'm new to this system, and haven't yet had to deal with backups, restores, I decided not to risk it and purchased a new copy of PE (2022 version). Have others successfully installed older versions of PE on Win 11? Also, I have to say, Adobe STILL can't seem to get high DPI scaling to work properly on Windows! My system has a native resolution of 2560x1600, and I'm scaling it at 175% (my eyesight is not great). Every app so far has dealt with this decently; everything simply looks 'normal'. But Adobe Photoshop Elements shows huge menu entries; this is how it compares with Notepad: They offer a setting specifically for 'High Density' displays (as they call them), and if I choose the only other alternative, I get this (3rd set of menus on the right): The entries in the drop-down are actually quite reasonably sized, but the main menu row at the top (File/Edit/Image/etc) is virtually unreadable. And as you get into using the tools within PE, many of the dialogs have text that is almost unreadable. So you either have to have monster text that takes up way too much room, or miniscule text that can hardly be read! This is 2022, and high DPI displays have been around for years now; I can't believe a mainstream company like Adobe is still not dealing well with it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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