Akamai Download Manager 3 enables the download of some trial software on Adobe.com. For example, Akamai 3 is used to download trial versions of Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Captivate, and the Technical Communications Suite.
When downloading a trial product from Adobe.com, Akamai Download Manager 3 installs automatically on your computer. One of its advantages is that it lets you pause and resume downloads.
If you're having trouble downloading the trial product, make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Akamai Download Manager 3.
- Windows XP 32 bit (SP2 and SP3)
- Windows XP 64 bit
- Windows Vista 32 bit (SP1 and SP2)
- Windows Vista 64 bit
- Windows 7
- Internet Explorer 7 or 8
- Firefox 2.x, 3.x
*The Acrobat X Pro trial is not available on Mac OS.
If you see the Akamai Download Manager Installer window but the installer doesn't start, click Try Reopening It. Then, click Run.
You know that Akamai Download Manager 3 installs when a download progress bar appears. You may be prompted to browse to choose a location to save the download.
Keep the web browser and the Akamai Download Manager 3 window open until the download completes. If you close either window prematurely, the download fails.
Leave the browser and the Akamai Download Manager window open until the download successfully completes.
Delete the Resume Download shortcut from the desktop, if it's there.
Navigate to the folder where you saved the files and delete any temporary files ending in .part.
Leave the Akamai Download Manager window open until the download successfully completes.
To download the trial product without using Akamai Download Manager, do the following:
Use a browser such as Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.6, which do not have a limit on the size of file downloads.
In the Akamai Download Manager Installer window, click the link (or links) to download the software directly.
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