I have a brand new Photoshop CC 14.0, coming with Camera Raw 8.0.
If I go through help --> updates no new camera raw version gets recognized, even though 8.1 has already been released.
Then I tried with 8.2 RC that comes in a zip file, but when I launch AdobePatchInstaller.exe it runs for a short while and then it says something like (I'm roughly translating from Italian):
Update not succeeded
Patch application not possible
This patch is not applicable. Check availability of updates from the Help menu of the product to etc. etc. etc.
Is this a bug? I would think something is wrong with the 8.2 installer, but in that case the help --> updates should have at least found the 8.1 version, yet... nothing.
Could you please help?
Just a quick answer to stress how absurd is this (and to provide help to anybody who may be struggling with the same problem): I solved it this way: with Adobe Creative Cloud (or by any other means I guess) go install Adobe Bridge CC trial version. Now if you go there (that is in Bridge) to Help --> Updates this will find Camera Raw 8.1 as an update and will install it. This is cross application, therefore once it finishes you will have it working in Photoshop too.
Then again, if you want to install the ACR 8.2 RC (in case the final version isn't out yet) you can run the exectuable in the zip file: it will now install version 8.2 correctly.
The work of the Adobe updater and installer teams has been one of the most glaring weaknesses of Adobe for years.