2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2014 2:46 PM by wagjr64

    Upgraded Windows - now can't download.


      Upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. Now can't download from public library. Error msg: E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12. Have uninstalled and re-installed ADE 2.0.

        • 1. Re: Upgraded Windows - now can't download.
          sjpt Level 4

          The upgrade probably confised the ADE registration.


          Sometimes ADE gets its registration/activation confused and in a semi-authorized state.

          Uninstalling and reinstalling does not help, and indeed installation can even trigger this state.

          Unfortunately, it often then gives misleading error messages about what is wrong.

          A common incorrect message informs you that the ID is already in use on another computer and cannot be reused.

          Another is  "E_AUTH_NOT_READY"



          This can often be resolved by completely removing any authorization using ctrl-shift-D to the Library screen on ADE (cmd-shift-D if on Mac).

          Restart ADE, and then reauthorize with your (old) Adobe ID.



          In extreme cases on the mac, the following extra step has helped some people.  Navigate to /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and drag the activation.dat file to the trash. If you are using 10.7, see Access hidden user library files | Mac OS 10.7 Lion. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1265248?tstart=0

          • 2. Re: Upgraded Windows - now can't download.
            wagjr64 Level 1

            That corrected the problem. Thanks sjpt!