| By Fred Langa |
Adobe’s offerings can present more than their fair share of installation issues.
But there are plenty of options for repairing, reinstalling, or replacing problematic software.
Adobe Reader update fails, ruins setup
Reader Thomas Keating ran into an extreme example of the problems that can happen in trying to keep Adobe Reader up-to-date.
- “I recently received notification of an Adobe Reader update (version 9. something). I attempted — unsuccessfully — to download and install it. When this happened three times, I went to the help page. It suggested uninstalling Adobe reader and reinstalling it. I uninstalled it and then tried to reinstall Adobe 10.
“It downloads but won’t install. It says, ‘Windows installer not found.’ I tried disabling my firewall — no luck. I tried System Restore, and it took me back three days — and it uninstalled Windows 7 SP1.
“Can you help me?”
That’s an annoyance, but all too often there can be more serious installation problems — such as yours, Thomas.