I believe I'm having a similar problem. My husband and I have identical systems, so I know this problem can't have anything to do system wise. But I have installed the CE and spent all night with the updater dl'ing the patch(es). So I woke up several days ago to the patcher being gone, so I thought it had finished so I opened the FFVIX and the updater pops up, says "Preparing to Download version update files" the runs from 0-100% in about 3 seconds and says "Finishing download" and then the updater disappears. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, same problem. I have no old beta files, nothing. Also if I go to the FFXIV file I have all the same files in it as my husband except the ffxivlogin. I have searched and searched, trying everything I can find that might relate, and still I have the same problem. I have now installed and uninstalled about 6 times, and I'm almost as the point of not caring anymore. I have run it as admin and that makes no difference either. Any help with this would be very appreciated.