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How to install Adobe windows

This guide explains how to install and activate Adobe windows products

This guide explains how to install and activate Adobe windows products downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • IT Administrators
  • Staff
  • SLMS staff

Before you start...

Before installing any Adobe software, ensure that you have purchased the correct number of licenses and have removed any Adobe trial software. If you have not, then please purchase a licence from ISD Purchasing via an Electronic IDT.


1. Ensure that both File1 and File2 of the software version you are licensed for have been downloaded completely before proceeding and are in the same download location.  Double click on File1 (.exe file) to start the installation process

  • File1 ends in a .exe file extension
  • File2 ends in a .7z file extension

Fig 1 - File 1 and File 2 win files

2. Click next to extract the installation files onto your desktop.

Extraction path location…

Fig 2 - Extraction path location

Extracting files…

Fig 3 - Extracting files

3. Once extracted, the initializing installer window will come up

Initializing Installer…

Fig - 4 Initializing Installer
4. The welcome Install / Try window will come up, Select Install

I have a serial number…

Fig 5 - Install: I have a serial number

5. Accept the software agreement

Adobe software agreement…

Fig 6 - Adobe software agreement

6. Enter serial key

Enter serial key…

Fig 7 - Enter serial key
7.  Click Sign in now to activate product

Sign in required…

Fig 8 - Sign in required

8. Either sign in with your Adobe ID (not UCL ID) or create an Adobe ID

Sign in with Adobe  ID…

Fig 9 - Sign in with Adobe  ID

8. Click Install


Fig 10 - Install

9. The UAC security window will come up, click yes to proceed.

UAC window…

Fig 11 - UAC window

10. Installing


Fig 12 - Installing

11. Installation complete

Installation complete…

Fig 14 - Installation complete

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