2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2013 9:49 AM by agreeneh

    Can ADE be used with Windows 8.1?


      My old computer with ADE crashed.  Do I need to reinstall on my new PC which has Windows 8.1?  Can you give me instructions as to how to do that?  I'm a senior lady and not very technically savvy, so the more detailed your instructions, the easier it will be for me to follow.   Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Can ADE be used with Windows 8.1?
          sjpt Level 4

          Are you using ADE to read bought books, library books, or only free books?

          If only free books, I suggest you install the superior free Calibre instead (http://calibre-ebook.com/)


          For bought or library books you do need to install ADE on the new machine.

          You will also need to register it with your Adobe ID; the same one you used on the last machine.

          If you can't remember that ID or the password, ask, and we may be able to help.


          I will give instructions for the latest version of ADE (2.0.1), even though I am afraid it has more problems than the old one it is more 'standard'.

          1. Goto http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/digital-editions/download.html
          2. Click on the 'Download Digital Edition 2.0.1 Windows (5.6 MB)'  (you can go direct to http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/digitaleditions/ADE_2.0_Installer.exe if you prefer)
          3. When it has downloaded you must open/run it.  If you are using Internet Explorer, choose the Run option when you start the download.
          4. It should now go through a fairly standard install procedure, asking if it is ok to run the program, etc etc
            Take the easy 'yes' or equivalent option at each step.
          5. When it is safely installed, run it.  It should have put an icon on the desktop.
          6. You now need to authorize ADE. 
            Use ctrl-shift-U which will open up a dialog asking for your Adobe ID and password.
          7. You should now be able to use it pretty much as you used ADE on your old machine.


          Good luck.  Unfortunately not a very easy process even when all works well, and there are several things that can go wrong.

          Don't hesitate to ask again if you need help.

          • 2. Re: Can ADE be used with Windows 8.1?
            agreeneh Level 1

            Thank you - - it’s up and running and I’m a happy camper!