If due to some reason, you are unable to deauthorize ADE, follow the below steps:
Choose Start > Run.
In the Open text box, type regedit and then press Enter. The Registry Editor opens.
In the left pane of the Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:
Right-click the Adept key and choose Delete.
In the Confirm Key Delete dialog, click OK.
Your authorization will be deleted.
ADE will be deauthorized now.
Now Authorize ADE again.
YES! This worked! I was pullin' my hair out over this.
This worked ok for me too.
Thank You very much.
I have the same fault after migrating to windows 10. ADE refuses to deauthorize, just keeps telling me to try again later.
I have UNINSTALLED ADE completely, restarted, and then reinstalled the latest version, but the fault in ADE persists.
Why does uninstalling the programme not resolve the problem with Adobe Digital Editions?
I am not a computer expert, I just want to read books from my local library that forces me to use Adobe Digital Editions. I have no desire or expertise to start fiddling inside windows.
I do not remember permitting the installation of software called "Adept", and it is not in my list of software to uninstall.
does this mean that uninstalling the programme is not done correctly?
Anyway, why should this problem pop up on a working system when migrating to windows 10? Is Adobe Digital Editions not compatible?