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#1 vev46

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:04 AM

I don't know if this is the correct forum to post this in.  If not, please advise.

 

I've been running Adobe Reader X on my PC for quite a while, perfectly happy, and over the holidays, I notice my reader was changed to Adobe Reader DC, which I detest.  Some functions have changed, it looks way different, and all my efforts to find the previous version for download have been unsuccessful.  I have found instructions on what site to access to download the non-DC version that I had, but the only available version is the DC one.  I had always resisted the DC "update", but somehow it got in there, perhaps through a recent Windows Update I did that I was negligent to look at closely.  I sure hope there's an answer somewhere out there.

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hi,
 
It seems Adobe is discontinuing the Adobe Reader and want People to move to the DC version...
 
You can get the latest Adobe Reader 11 by going to https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
select Operating System Windows XP SP3, Language and version Reader 11.0.0.8, make sure you uncheck all the offers in the middle of the page before clicking Download Now (they are not needed).
 
After installing Adobe Reader 11.0.0.8 make sure you install the latest security update 11.0.23 available on this link: http://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6277
 
Inside the program you have to disable Updates or the program will offer you again the newer DC version.
 
Edit: In terms of Security it is not recommended to use outdated versions, if you don't like the DC version its probably better to look for other alternatives like PDF-Xchange Viewer or others.

Edited by SleepyDude, 28 December 2017 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:45 AM

I don't know if you are interested, but for years I have been using Foxit free pdf reader. You also can create your own pdf files super-easy. I even used it at work for years. Just a thought. It won't slow your computer and is very fast.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:38 PM

Thanks SleepyDude, this worked, but I had to choose a particular option in a box that opened the first time I ran it, (can't recall what it was, I think it came up because I'm running Win 7/64 Home Prem).  I could not see how to disable updates to prevent being offered the DC version again.  I clicked on "Check for Updates", and the result was a box that says "Adobe Reader XI is no longer supported", and a recommendation to upgrade to the latest version (DC), with a link to it.  So is there a way to disable updates, and how likely is it that it will again upgrade to DC without my knowledge if I cannot choose to disable updates?

 

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Thanks SleepyDude, this worked, but I had to choose a particular option in a box that opened the first time I ran it, (can't recall what it was, I think it came up because I'm running Win 7/64 Home Prem).  I could not see how to disable updates to prevent being offered the DC version again.  I clicked on "Check for Updates", and the result was a box that says "Adobe Reader XI is no longer supported", and a recommendation to upgrade to the latest version (DC), with a link to it.  So is there a way to disable updates, and how likely is it that it will again upgrade to DC without my knowledge if I cannot choose to disable updates?

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:12 AM

Hi,

 

To disable updates you have to change the registry... https://answers.acrobatusers.com/disable-automatic-updates-reader-q208400.aspx


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