And they were exactly useless...I'm not sure why, but these instructions were incomplete for me. I cleared the OOBE file, logged back in to Photoshop etc., but what wasn't explained to me is that I had to re-install Photoshop from the Available in your plan menu - even though I had never uninstalled Photoshop in the first place! Once I did this, Photoshop 24.5 downloaded and installed and now I can use it.
So yes, I am logging this as a technical issue as it's completely counterintuitive to normal operations and something I had to hunt for outside of normal directions. Gee, thanks....
Well, umm, no. If you bothered to read the topic, I had to use an entirely different procedure to install the newer version of Photoshop, which was NOT the "correct procedure" according to the other community experts. I'll add that I shouldn't have had to do this, as the update should already have been available to me through normal (i.e. "correct procedures") channels - that is, through the Creative Cloud app.
I'll also add that updating to the latest version of Photoshop toasted my entire workspace settings, so now i have to reconfigure my entire workspace to get it as close as possible to what it used to be.
Oh, bonus! Not only do I have to reconfigure my workspace - I also have to reinstall all the working brushes I had with Photoshop. Gee, thanks again Adobe...for the annual fee I pay you quite frankly I expected more than this. So, yeah, there's a problem here.