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    Adobe Reader Problems

    I attempted the update to newest version, but that is ONLY for XP ! I was always told to remove all previous versions...which I did...BAD Mistake !!!
    Anyway, after removing older version, rebooted, then went to the link provided, proceeded to re-download the Version 6.0.1 (the Basic version)...I got the following popup error after the Adobe Download Manager did it's thing:
    The configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel.
    I went to the Adobe Support section, followed their instructions (removing via Add/Remove), searched for all references to Adobe/Acrobat, rebooted, went into SafeMode, searched the Registry for all Adobe/Acrobat, deleted those, rebooted, and came here for <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>.

    I need this stuff.
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    TIA

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    Adobe's site seems slow this morning... so I gave up and went to http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ instead.

    Others have recommended the Foxit Reader here before, but I haven't tried it myself. The manual lists most versions of Windows that might still be in use.

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    darn it! just finished typing a bunch of things here...went to 'preview'...and it went to 'expired'!
    Anywho, all is ok now...I'm fixed as to Adobe...not updating/upgrading ever again!
    Foxit is too bloated.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    > Foxit is too bloated.

    I'm not sure what you mean. The download (free version) is 1.3 MB. Does it expand hugely when you install it?

    (For comparison, my Acrobat Reader 7 folder is about 144 MB...)

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    It doesn't expand at all - the downloadable .EXE is the standalone program - it will fit on and run from a floppy disk!
    Too bloated? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    Alan

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    I goofed...meant to say not bloated, but 'too complicated'. *goes to corner*

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    I do agree on that generally. It doesn't seem as intuitive as AR, and lacks some of the handier features IMO. Despite this, I still use it as my PDF reader... horses for courses.

    Alan

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    I like Foxit and use it for my primary PDF reader; lightweight and very fast. I keep Adobe though because for some reason Foxit can't open some of the files I receive - but Adobe has no problem with them. Since disk space will likely never be a problem this approach works very well for me.

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    Re: Adobe Reader Problems

    ok...I done dood it!...I downloaded/installed Foxit...it's just sitting there until I can use it.
    BTW, I still have my Adobe. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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