Forgot to mention that I was given temporary Admin rights on my work laptop although those are going away tomorrow morning.
You're not trying this on a Mac are you? Firefox should be able to download the installer so that it can be run - contact Adobe Support - install issues are usually a free call.
Jeff, no, neither of my laptops are a Mac. I just learned that this may actually be a firewall issue at my end, rather than with Adobe.
Thanks for responding.
Yes probably, your firewall, might be obstructing.
I was wondering, in case you are still facing the issue then you can try following steps too--
1) Go to this page (copy to your address bar)
2) Log in using your Adobe ID and Password
3) Copy paste each of the below links in the address bar, one at a time and hit "Enter" from keyboard (Return)
4) Once you ahve downloaded both of the links, use the EXE to initialize the installer.