I've been running CC Desktop app happily for a number of years, and suddenly 2 days ago I'm getting a P50 error when it's trying to initialise after booting up my PC.
I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling but I also get P50 errors when trying to reinstall.
I don't want to remove all of my programs and start a complete reinstall of all my apps.
My question is do I really need the CC Desktop App to use my CC programs (primarily Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign)? Can I not update programs direct from the Adobe website and add fonts from TypeKit by logging into my account via a browser?
Yes it is needed, it automatically installs when you download your first Creative Cloud application. It serves many purposes, the most primary among them would be to manage the licensing of your software, so you can't do away with this.