Adobe offers free 30-day trials of its Creative Suite and Creative Cloud applications. This page provides information on downloading, installing, and troubleshooting the non–Creative Cloud trials. To get started, simply choose from the topics below.
This page does not cover Creative Cloud trials. For information on CC download, install, and more, see here.
I want to download a trial.
Have a valid Adobe ID.
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Go to the Downloads page and click Try under the desired product. For further guidance, see below.
New product version trials do not overwrite existing versions. You can have two versions of the same product running simultaneously on your computer, except for Acrobat XI. Installation of the Adobe Acrobat XI trial uninstalls any earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat on Windows. There are no workarounds for this issue.
I need instructions for downloading and installing a trial.
Creative Cloud products trial download and install instructions
For step-by-step instructions, see Creative Cloud product trial | Download, install, start trial.
Acrobat XI Pro, Photoshop Elements 12, and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 trial download and install instructions
Lightroom trial download and install instructions
Your trial software begins downloading. When it finishes, Run the file. Be sure to accept any security messages that appear. If you aren't sure where your download went, see the Find downloaded files page.
Captivate 7 and Technical Communications Suite trial download and install instructions
I need to troubleshoot my trial download or install.
Try the troubleshoot download problems page to address the most common issues.
If none of those resources solve your problem, see the troubleshooting pages associated with your product:
Acrobat XI Pro
Photoshop Elements 11
Adobe Premiere Elements 11
Continue to the next section if your problem persists.
I still need help
Search the Trial Download & Install Forum, or ask a new question regarding your trial download issue. For issues related to Creative Cloud specifically, visit the Creative Cloud Download, Installing & Setting Up Forum.
Adobe offers complimentary support for installation issues only. For help, contact us.
Once the trial period has ended, Adobe Support cannot assist you in extending your trial, even if the trial ended prematurely. Trial periods end prematurely for various reasons. Several reasons include changes to your system time, or modifications to the product installation or launch files (that is, permissions changes).