I don't work for points, I try to help with links to ideas... the only people who can really help are the Chat staff who can "look" into your computer, and I don't know if they work on Sunday
Link for Download & Install & Setup & Activation problems may help
Did you receive a U44 error message at the update failure?
U44M update error http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1289956
--more U44.. discussion http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275963
Discussions of RE-installing
-using the cleaner after uninstalling and before reinstalling may help
thanks mr. smith...illustrator and indesign no problems...chat support is available on sunday, but not 'experts' of which i need...i will try cleaner. thanks again.
so strange...adobe has so many download quirks...after downloading
illustrator I tried the infamous log out and sign back in trick...but I
also did one more thing...there was a 1kb patch file in the adobe patch
folder, think it was there from the first fail, so I deleted it...photoshop
was always there just couldn't get it to update...well it did...and I didnt
have to "clean" and restart the entire process over for all three. Whew!
thanks for chiming in...one of your links gave me the idea.