I not staff Person but can try to help. Need any information for you:
1) Which version of Digital Edition do you install?
2) Has you try the installation with Admin?
3) Have you install Service Pack 3?
Any help would be much appreciated at this point.
To answer your questions:
1. I tried both 4.5 (latest release) and 4.0 (from this help page: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 on Windows 7, Vista, XP ). The results were the same.
2. Yes, user has Admin rights.
3. Yes, the machine does have Service Pack 3 installed.
I need version 4 for the content I want to access.
Version 4 should work on Windows XP according to the link above.
How you found the info? According to information i found you need for 4 and 4.5 Windwos 7.
Nanaky, see this link: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 on Windows 7, Vista, XP
The very first line:
"You can install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 in Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista by following the steps below: "
And how you have the Download for 4.0 ? Under the Link found only a link for 4.5.1 and this not work under XP.
This is where you can find 4.0: https://helpx.adobe.com/digital-editions/kb/cant-install-digital-editions.html#main_Window s_solutions
This is the direct link to the 4.0 installer: https://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/digital-editions/kb/cant-install-digital-editions/ _jcr_content/main-pars/procedure_2/proc_par/step_0/step_par/download/file.res/ADE_4.0_Inst aller.zip
Note that these "Windows solutions" explicitly include instructions for Windows XP.
So instead of continuing this line of discussion, let's move on to what this dll is that is missing and where it should be installed so I can finally get this working.
Okey. Then should it work. But no Idea how can fix the *.dll Problem because its no direct problem with Digital Edition. Has you check if the file can found in your Windows?
What makes you think this is "not a direct problem with Digital Edition" ?
It is ADE that throws the error and it is __only ADE that has this problem.
The exception is caused by ADE asking the .NET framework for some .dll or other and it not being able to find that dll.
The full description of the exception is here: DllNotFoundException Class (System)
Unfortunately, it is unclear from the exception what dll can not be found (Thank you Microsoft, thank you Adobe).
Note that "system" is the CLASS of object that generates the error, it is not (or not necessarily) the name of the dll.
And before you ask: yes, the latest version of the .NET framework is installed, fully patched and updated.
In this case you should ask directly a Adobe Staff person. I only try o help but i hove no more idea.
I have directly spoken to Adobe staff multiple times over the past 2,5 weeks, both in chat and on Twitter. All anyone can do is "forward" my enquiry and that they will answer to this thread. Which, so far, they have not.
Its a costfree product. So it needs time. You can also check the other thread for a staff person and write directly to it.