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I am using Windows 7 and having problems downloading program

by wolfmanjack1959 / April 5, 2013 3:04 AM PDT

I am attempting to download Adobe Creative Design Suites CS6 for my Graphic Design class, and when I try to do this, it tells me it is going to take 85 HOURS to download, and that is ridiculous. I'm also having similar problems trying to download Autodesk 3dMax. I don't have internet at home, so have to use a wireless Wi-Fi connection to do this. I hope you can help!

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This one is so simple it's funny.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2013 3:08 AM PDT

If your class offers such then get a copy from the instructor. The titles you mentioned are only downloadable as trials so that won't do for your class.

If these are torrents or illicit software then it's TRUE it should take hours as the copyright holders actively interfere with such things.

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Download time too long...
by wolfmanjack1959 / April 6, 2013 12:29 AM PDT

No, this isn't a torrent file. This is a download DIRECTLY from my Adobe account, through my school's bookstore. Adobe no longer ships CD's, and we have to download the software for our class directly from Adobe.

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Re: download takes too long
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 6, 2013 1:23 AM PDT

Then find another student who downloaded it already, and ask him to burn a backup copy to a DVD (or a set of DVD's) for you.


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Even easier, and much faster:
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 6, 2013 1:25 AM PDT

copy it to a USB-stick.


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Download problems...
by wolfmanjack1959 / April 6, 2013 2:06 AM PDT

Well, I checked with others who also had problems with Windows 7, and apparently there is a problem with the default download folder. I created a new folder C:\Temp and now it is downloading. download time now is showing 4 hours, and thus far it is working. Just hope I actually get it to install...

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True. It's on DVD now. Example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2013 1:35 AM PDT
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(NT) Thanks! That's a LOT cheaper than going through Adobe!
by wolfmanjack1959 / April 6, 2013 4:13 AM PDT
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Thanks for the download folder tip.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2013 4:19 AM PDT

I haven't had that issue at home or office so I'll keep that tip handy.

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Not necessarily

Not necessarily ridiculous. I haven't looked at Creative Suite since about CS2, but even back then it was about 4 DVDs worth. I'm sure since then things have only gotten bigger. Not sure how big 3dsMax is, but I'm assuming it's on the same general order as CS6 and quite large.

So if you have a relatively slow Internet connection, it's going to take a long time to get these, meaning Bob's advice is probably the way to go.

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Download problems
by wolfmanjack1959 / April 6, 2013 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Not necessarily

My CS5 was two discs, but the second one was extra content. But a third disc was included for Adobe Acrobat 9. I can't use it on the new laptop, since there they have a limit on the number of times it can be installed. I had it on my previous computer, but the hard drive crashed on it, and when I installed it on this new one (third machine), Adobe shut it down on me, so I had to order CS6..

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