I posted this problem yesterday to the Software forum but now I suspect this is more a Windows problem.
When I try to install Adobe Reader v8.1 on my notebook, Windows Installer tells me "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation". I have no problem on my desktop computer with the same setup. I am the one and only user on this machine.
Looking at the Event Viewer, I see the following error:
The installation of COCUME~1CHRISG~1LOCALS~1TempAdobe Reader 8AcroRead.msi is not permitted by software restriction policy. The Windows Installer only allows execution of unrestricted items. The authorization level returned by software restriction policy was 0x0 (status return 0x800b010c).
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
This latter site seems to be unable to help...
I had no problem previously installer v8.0, but now I can't even install that - same problem. I tried cleaning all Adobe Acrobat/Reader-related items from the Registry with no success.
Can anyone assist me with correcting this?