How to get DRM protected E-Books to be able to be read on a Windows 8 RT device


During the evening yesterday my daughter wanted to read some E-books on her new Windows RT slate. She wanted to borrow an E-Book from our local library in Sweden. I was expecting this to be an easy task and gladley tried to find a download link for Windows RT at the library hompage. I found every type of possiblity to read it on different types of Operating System, exept the Windows RT.

The main issue is that the main E-library system is using books protected with EPUB with DRM protection from Adobe. As the official statement from Adobe is that Windows RT is not a supported platform (http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices), this means that there is no offical Adobe way to borrow these books.

The workaround in this case is to use the Overdrive app (http://www.overdrive.com/news/new-overdrive-app-taps-power-of-windows-8-2/) This can directly downloaded from here (http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/overdrive-media-console/0c1b24d6-bf93-44da-90fb-601c6a99e379)

With this app you are now able to download the .acsm file from the library. To be able to read this DRM protected E-Book you will have to register an Adobe ID (http://www.adobe.com/account/sign-in.adobedotcom.html) and provide the required info to get your Adobe ID

You will also need to enter your Adobe ID into Overdrive which can be done through the ‘Accounts’ option in the Settings menu. Swipe in from the right of the screen to open the menu and select ‘Settings’. Select ‘Accounts’ and then ‘Authorize’. Enter your
Adobe ID and password.

Now you are ready to get the .acsm file from the library and open the E-book and start Reading the book.

 

 

 


Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    thank you soo much! i was searching all day and finally you gave me the answer (:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Niklas!

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