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Acrobat Reader Reinstallation


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#1 flying_suser

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:31 AM

In a stupid attempt to downgrade to acrobat reader 7.x (i was using ver 8) I accidentally deleted some reader related files, including the .exe, from the 'Program Files\Adobe\ ' folder. I didn't uninstall it.

Now I can't install reader ver 7/8/9. For 7 it is reporting about a file 'C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A81200000003}'
which I think is associated to some earlier Installation. I deleted this file and even then it's complaining during installation.

Version 9 is not getting installed because its looking for some *.msi related to version 8, which is already deleted, and version 8 is giving some vague error message.

I think I was able to clean all registry values related to old installations using the Regtools of CCleaner



I've foxit and pdfxchange viewer, but none of them work as plug-in with firefox, thats why i use acroread.


Can anyone help me out please to reinstall some version of Adobe reader

I'm using win XP Pro, SP2


thanx in advance

Edited by flying_suser, 15 February 2009 - 12:32 AM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:53 AM

Try the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
See if it lists anything concerning Adobe and remove it. Then try again

I've foxit and pdfxchange viewer, but none of them work as plug-in with firefox

http://forums.foxitsoftware.com/showthread.php?p=14697
http://www.google.com/search?q=foxit+plugi...ead.php?p=14697

Edited by garmanma, 15 February 2009 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:40 PM

I did the same thing and was installing version 8 which kept looking for a version 7 file. In the process I lost pdf files.Unfortunately I did not know what version I started with. So... I removed any mention of adobe. then downloaded version 5 which is all I needed. I will stay away from any upgrade in the future.




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