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PSE 2021.3 Update, Slow Internet Advice/Questions

New Here ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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Hi!

 

I just installed Mac PSE 2021 from DVD, and would like to update to 2021.3. I would like to get some advice beforehand, because I have a very slow Internet connection. In the "before times", I would just download a standalone updater on another computer with a fast connection, but that doesn't seem to be an option. I tried installing the trial version, but it isn't the most recent version.

 

How big is the update? The update message doesn't tell me how big the download is. I would like to know, becuase it can mean the difference between leaving it to download overnight... or DAYS (a non-starter if it's that big).

 

If I start the download, can I pause/resume or cancel it? I can't have it downloading in the background if I need to do something else with the Internet. I don't have the bandwidth.

 

If I have to cancel, will it resume where it left off, or will I start over from the beginning?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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The 2021.3 update is about the same size as the PSE 2021 trial version download.

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New Here ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Ugh! That means it will take me 12 hours to download, assuming nothing goes wrong.

 

Is it possible to pause and resume the download, so I can use my Internet for other things? If not, is it possible to just cancel the download without affecting the current PSE installation? Otherwise, I'll just stick with what I got, and hope none of the bugs affect me.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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I have a 3 MB DSL connection- and it typically takes me about 8 hours to make the adobe download (usually aroound 3.4 GB)-  I start it, then go to bed. 

For me: the biggest problem is dropped connection.  I just pause the download in the edge browser, and pick it right back up- IF I don't drop the connection. . 

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New Here ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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From your reply, it seems that the "update" menu item in PSE calls up your web web browser with a download link to a standalone updater rather than an in-app update, correct? If this is the case I wonder if I can just copy the link and use another computer to download. If it does use the web browser to download, it makes life easier for me.

 

My over-the-top hesitancy about downloading the update comes from my experience with Creative Cloud updating. It started updating before I had the chance to change the autoupdate setting. It used Adobe's installer utility; even though I cancelled it, I couldn't use CC until it finished. Also, cancelling meant it started over instead of resuming where it left off. Luckily it wasn't has big as the PSE update.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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I'm not going to steer you wrong in this:  To the best of my knowledge you have to start the update from within the program- I coun't find a separate download for just a certain version of the program. I could be wrong, but I dont' think so.

WHAT THAT MEANS: You gotta start the update on the computer it will be installed, the one with whatever version of photoshop elements you wantto update.

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I think I misinterpeted something you wrote, "I just pause the download in the edge browser". I thought you meant Microsoft "Edge" browser. You must mean a PSE browser on the side panel. Sorry about the confusion.

 

Is PSE usable while the download is happening, or I need to wait for it to complete? If I can use PSE while it downloads, and can pause and resume, I'll have more flexibility. Otherwise, I'll have to block out 12 hours where I won't be using the Internet or Photoshop.... or I find an occasion where I will sleep for 12 hours 🙂

 

Thanks for your patience.

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