I suggest you try a reboot and run the updater again before doing anything else.
Alas, rebooting did not work. I turned it completely off, rebooted this this morning, ran updater, and got the same error message.
In order to get out of the update loop, you need to click CANCEL, which might mean "I don't want this update" in Adobe's mind. Like I said, the first time I did this, there appeared to be numerous updates, but I had to cancel. Now, only one is showing up.
Anyway, the big problem is that when I run InDesign, Bridge probably automatically goes into memory even though I have not accessed it, and there is no way to turn it off.
Is there some way to update without having any of Adobe's products on?
All Adobe programs need to turned OFF during updates. Did you launch ID before running the updater? You should not. If you have Mini Bridge open in ID, that might trigger the Bridge warning before also triggering a warning to shut down ID itself.
You might also want to download the updater package manually again from the Downloads page at Adobe.com. Not sure why you think you can't acess them again.
And if you do try re-downloading, I don't think it would hurt to run System Restore first, just to take things back, if it will, to before your first attempt.
Sorry, keep thinking of things that can interfere here. You should be logged in as an Adminsitrator, and it wwouldn't hurt to turn off User Access Control at least temporarily while you update.
Thanks, Peter, for all the information. Unfortunately, I have no idea what ID is! I guess I need to hit the HELP button to find out.
What I did was open InDesign, then selected updates. You'd think that InDesign would know what to do after that. Appears to be a bug to me. Note that when the update started, I did turn InDesign off and no Adobe program was shown to be running in my PS's Task Master.
Looking through the list of all Adobe products installed, I see no mention of Updater.
Also, I did not use mini-bridge at all. Didn't click it. Didn't look at it. Nada. And I'm my PC's administrator.
I'll be going out pretty soon, so will try again this evening, but this time through Photoshop to see if there are any changes.
ID is forum shorhand for InDesign. Which suite do you have?
I have ver 5.5 - a suite that includes Photoshop and Illustrator. I just started using ID (wow, learned something new) yesterday - the last time I worked with it it was called PageMaker). I run Win7 with 8gigs RAM.
InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are included together in three versions of the Creative Suite: Design Standard, Design Premium, and Master Collection. Depending on which collection you have, you'll also have Bridge, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, and all the other web and video applications. My guess would be that you bought Deign Standard or Premium, though, and if you are only using ID, Illustrator and Photoshop, that's fine, but you should also try to learn some things about Acrobat, and Bridge.
In any case, it looks like Adobe has failed to give current updates for InDesign CS5.5 on the page with other updates for the Creative suites, so you'll need to get the updates for the products from multiple pages. You'll want:
InDesign 7.5.2 http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5276
Photoshop is a bit more complicated since it has both 32-bit and 64 bit versions and some of the available updates are specific to one version or the other. You can look a the list and decide what you want at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=39&platform=Windows The English updatres are inthe second group from the top, and you'll want at a minimum the 12.0.2 update (http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4973) that seems to be for both, and one or both of the Standard Multi-plugin updates (probably both if you have a 64-bit version of windows because Photoshop installs both versions 32 and 64 bit versions on those systems).
Illustrator 15.0.2 http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4910
Acrobat 10.1.2 http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5324
You'll need to unzip each of the updaters before they will run, but you should be able to put them all into folder someplace convenient, unzip, then reboot so absolutlely nothing from Adobe has started up, and run each one separately. The Acrobat updateer will probably ask you to retart, but I don't believe the others will, so you can start with ID, then move to the next and finish with Acrobat.
WOW! Thanks for your concern, Peter! I'll start working on your suggestions on Monday evening and will let you know how this turns out.