You've been going through a lot of effort that's not necessary. One
installation, done properly, is all that's needed.And, multiple installs of
ADE can cause problems if you don't wipe out all traces of the previous
There is no 'device setup window' in ADE. Maybe, because you're looking
for one, that's at the root of your frustration. There ARE some steps to
go through that you should follow, and some setup steps that should occur
with the Kobo ereader and ADE. I don't want to lecture here, but let me
'assume' that you're not familiar with all of this stuff, and go through
When you installed ADE, you needed to register your copy with Adobe, where
you'll be prompted to use your Adobe ID or to create one, along with a
When you register your KOBO Touch, you'll need a user ID and password. If
you use your Adobe ID and password to do this, then the rest of the process
should go without hitches.
Next, when you connect your Touch to your Win 7 machine, it should find the
Touch and show it as a drive letter - probably with a label of 'external
Now, if ADE is installed properly, all you should need to do is to load
ADE. If all is well, then ADE will find your Touch, see it's registered to
the same Adobe ID as ADE is, and link to it. ADE will display the Touch in
the Bookshelf panel (left hand side) in Library view. All you need to do
at this point is to drag and drop ebooks from the Library panel (right hand
side) to the Touch.
We should be on the same page at this point.
If the Touch isn't showing up, and you didn't use your Adobe ID to register
it, you can authorize the device manually. In Library view, click on the
down arrow next to the word 'Library'. A drop-down panel will appear, and
one choice is 'Authorize Computer'. If you click on that entry, you should
see screens that will let you find and authorize the Touch.
Hope this helps!