The most common 'mistake' I've seen people make is to assume that ADE is
the cause of their problem. They then delete the software - maybe not
uninstalling it completely - and reinstall it, thinking that something will
change. Rarely does this tactic work.
Your issue with the Nook Color was most likely related to the Nook Color
itself and the addition of it to your system. Now, you've stumbled into an
error from Windows (Windows 7?) that prevents you from reinstalling ADE.
May I assume that you or Microsoft have updated your system software
between the original installation of ADE and this attempt? That's when
some of these 'permission' issues surface.
Let's try something first. Go to the Recycle Bin. If you have not emptied
the trash, you can find ADE in there. Right click on it and you should
have the option to reinstall. If that works, breathe a sigh of relief and
send me a cold Budweiser. If not, then I'd look at the existing user
accounts. You can do this by going to the Control Panel in Windows, and
then double-clicking on the 'User Accounts' avatar. You'll see a list of
those on your machine, and also whether the accounts have administration
privileges. It will also let you create an account. And we're off to the
Hope this helps!
I wish now that I hadn't uninstalled, but that's water under the bridge. I tried everything you suggested with the following results:
- There's been no system update since this happened within the past week.
- The ADE is not in the Recycle Bin. It hasn't been emptied in months, so I don't know where the program went.
- I did find out one thing, though, in the "User Accounts." I am the Administrator, and I know my password. It works; however, when I plug the password into the dialogue box I previously described--it doesn't work.
If you or anyone else has other ideas, I would certainly appreciate suggestions. I thank you for responding. At least I'm eliminating possible solutions and learning a little more about my computer!
Step by step....
Go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. Check to make sure that
ADE is not in the list. If it is not, then 'all is lost'....
I am baffled by the apparent contradiction of your system telling you that
ADE requires ADMIN privileges - but ignores those that YOU have... Maybe
someone else can pick up on this theme.
I am having exactly the same problem, and looking at the forums it appears to be a common problem. Hope there is someone out there who can help.
I used ADE solely for downloading library books. Since I can't get the books for free anymore (because of ADEs failure to download), I have turned to www.ebookr.com, and for $15/month I can download unlimited books. They use a book management system called Calibre that even translates file types. So, even though I am now paying for books, I now have a wider selection and don't have to pay $10 per book from B&N.
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SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.
Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.