I had a couple of different error messages, when trying to download library books.
Trying to solve them without assistance, I upgraded my Digital Editions from Version 2.?.? to Version 188.8.131.52045. Now I have the error message! "Error! Check activation." Is this progress?
I have seen references in other threads to Authorize / Authorization. Are Activation and Authorization the same thing, or different?
Update: I have tried to download books from Adobe's sample ebook library. A couple worked, but most did not.
Those that worked all had links in the form, "http://contentserver.adobe.com/store/books/... ....epub"
Those that failed all had links in the form, "http://contentserver.adobe.com/fulfillment/URLLink.acsm?action=free&ordersource=operator&r esid=urn%3Auuid%3A723caf6a-0e27-44be-8733-904cede39cd2"
Hope that helps a little.
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I think I have solved my problem!
I did this by (in each user account on the laptop concerned):
Erasing the authorization
Authorizing the computer again
Perhaps you could try this?
I tried to erase the authorization, but it tells me it is unable to erase it and that I should try again after some time. I tried this morning around 8:30am and just now at 5:20pm. There must be something else going on.
Update: It is fixed! I can now download ebooks. The activation information had to be removed manually from the registry, since I couldn't deauthorize. The instructions for how to do this were in another thread, I'll repost them here:
If the deauthorizing process is unsuccessful on Windows, it is possible to modify the registry to remove the activation information.
- Close all applications.
- 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 registry key, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adept
- Select the Adept key.
- Choose File > Export.
- In the Export Registry File dialog box, select Selected Branch under Export Range. Enter a name and location for the backup registry key. Click Save.
- Right-click the Adept key and choose Delete.
- In the Confirm Key Delete dialog, click OK.
- Close the Registry Editor.
- Open Adobe Digital Editions and reauthorize.
I uninstalled it from laptop and installed it again then I deauthorized it and then authorized, it worked:)
Hope that helps.