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Windows Installer Missing "patch Package"

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:48 PM

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I have been trying to uninstall Adobe Reader to no avail. I get a messeage that says that I need to contact my Tech Support Group. I do not have a support group. I am basically a beginner with no training on computers.
I found a way to get to the Windows Installer (forgot how now tho) and I get the following Message :
Windows Installer
This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exsists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this a valid Windows Installer parch package..

I downloaded"Windows Installer Cleanup" from Microsoft (msicuu.msi) and got the following error message - Error 1714 - The Older version of WISU cannot be removed. Contact your Tech support Group...

I am the only one that uses this computer and as far as I know am the administrator.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance...........

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:47 AM

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Please try this tip from Adobe

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:22 AM

Take a look at these Adobe uninstall directions.



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Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:10 PM

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Thanks to the 2 responders to my problem.

I tried both of your suggestions and still get to the same thing - Verify patch package - contact vendor - or contact tech support.

While trying all of the above suggestions, I got to thinking about what I have been finding. I checked with Belarc Advisor, and since I have been having this problem and others, I have 2 Administrator Accounts. Don't know how that happened. I went to the Control Panel and checked User Accounts and it only shows 1 Administrator... And it is not the one I am logged on with.

Now what do I do ????

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