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Adobe is working with Microsoft to fix Photoshop Elements on Windows 10 S

If you're using Windows 10 S and are also a user of Adobe's Photoshop Elements app available in the Windows Store, you may have noticed that the app doesn't actually work on Windows 10 S. The app will download and install, but when the app is launched it just crashes, likely due to the app trying to run an external .exe that Windows 10 S is blocking.

Now, Adobe has updated their description on the Windows Store which explains that the app currently doesn't work on Windows 10 S and that they are working with Microsoft to get the issue resolved.

IMPORTANT: This app works with Windows 10 Pro and Home, but DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 10 S. Microsoft and Adobe are working to fix this issue.

Not much else is known about the issue as or right now, and we've not been given a timeframe for when we can expect the fix. Hopefully it shows up soon though, as I know a few people using Windows 10 S who are in need of Photoshop Elements, being that it is available in the Windows Store and should be one of those apps that work fine on Windows 10 S.

Are you a Photoshop Elements user? If not, you should grab it from the Windows Store right now as it's just $59.99 (40 percent off!)

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Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

5 Comments
  • I am guessing that this is going to be a huge issue with 10s moving forward.  
  • Everything in the MS ecosystem is just far too complex. Does anyone actually want to waste cycles trying to work out what the heck 10s is? It should just be Windows, run everywhere according to the respective device's resources/published APIs and be absolutely free. It's that simple if MS don't want to become another IBM. 
  • :)))) lol now this is pathetic! go ahead fanboys, praise windows 10S. And no, users, DON'T grab it from the store! buy it from Adobe directly.
  • I don't understand what this has to do with fans or anti-MS people. It's just a business strategy -- MS wants to increase support for the Store and compete with low-priced Chrome Books, so they put out a version of Windows they give away for free that starting with the Fall Creators Update will run on sub $200 ARM systems (and higher end x86 systems too). With more people running a version of Windows that requires Store support, developers finally have an incentive to support the Store, which otherwise, they wouldn't. This failure for Adobe Elements to work on 10S, seems to be evidence that the first part of the strategy is working -- Adobe is now working with MS to make this app work as a straight Store app.  That's bigger than just fixing that one app. It also serves as a notice to developers to be sure that their apps run properly on Windows 10S, all of which feeds into MS' strategy. It is bad publicity for Windows 10S among consumers, so that's a negative, but ultimately it does still play into Microsoft's plan to get developers to develop for the Store. I do like MS stuff, along with that from other tech companies, but far more than being a fan of any particular company, I'm a strategy wonk (Steve Jobs' transformation of the music industry through his integration of iPod, iTunes, and a totally new business model is probably the greatest consumer electronics and digital content strategy of all time) and this move by MS seems like a reasonable strategy to me. Microsoft's chief recent strategic failure was letting mobile lapse completely, because even if their 2018 return to mobile is executed perfectly, they've alienated many former fans and it's much more expensive to regain customers than to keep them. Also, having a small but viable mobile system would also serve to make the Store and UWP development a much simpler decision for developers.
  • Try to ignore the Apple fanboy spending it's lonely days on Windows sites.