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Can't uninstall Adobe 8.1.2

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#1 mrh2opro


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:16 AM

I'm trying to uninstall Adobe Reader 8.1.2. It is just taking up space and I've updated to the latest version. However, I get this message: "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid". I suppose it isn't hurting me to have it on my PC, but everytime I run Secunia PSI, it wants me to "patch" that version.

Any thoughts?



Edited by mrh2opro, 19 April 2010 - 07:17 AM.

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#2 jburd1800


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:57 AM

Have you tried Windows installer cleanup?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 08:17 AM

Uninstall all Adobe versions (last first) through add /remove and then reinstall the latest version.
If you have problems uninstalling, go to the Adobe site for instructions on specific versions
or you can try the REVO uninstaller:


Edited by petewills , 19 April 2010 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:59 AM

If you have Ccleaner you can uninstall or delete the entry from there and do a manual uninstall. If you have HijackThis it has a uninstaller also. I have no experience with Revo so I'll check it out thanks Pete.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:45 PM

Revo will uninstall any thing it can find. It first uses the normal uninstall and then goes farther. Use with care. It will remove what you tell it to do. When it's done the program is gone until you load it again. At that time you can down load the new program you want. I use it to stop from having all the left overs that many program leave behind when using add/remove. I say again, (ISA) use wisely. My thoughts are if your not sure don't remove. I know of no Adobe that you can't remove completely and reload what you want of Adobe when you care to. I have read that many people don't have any Adobe at all and for them it works. For me there is one secure sit that I have to have it so I got it.

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