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Acobat Reader 5.0 & Adobe Reader 8.1.1

by Sunflower / January 23, 2008 6:29 AM PST

I seem to have all of these ?

Acorbat Reader 5.0
Adobe Reader 8.1.1
Adobe Flash Player Active X

Do I require all of them,
in order to use-

Nero Express

I wish to put my
own personal music onto
blank CD discs for safe

Thank you.

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Well, I Don't Think Any Are "Needed" for Nero Functionality
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 7:05 AM PST

..but you may choose to leave them on your computer.. Generally, you won't need both Adobe Reader versions unless you have an older program that requires version 5.. (There are a few old mapping or gaming programs that require a specific version of the Reader program. You'll need to check whether you have any of those types of programs. ) But normally, only the latest version 8.1.1 is fine and it should allow you to read any PDF files that you choose to open. There are other programs which read PDF files but you WILL want to have one of them installed.. Most use Adobe Reader but that's up to you.

As to the Flash player, it's a program which allows certain animation to appear on scripted websites. We install it on all of our machines but it shouldn't have anything to do with Nero and you can uninstall it if you choose.

I doubt that Nero actually "needs" any of them to operate and burn a data or muisc disc with your music files.

Hope this helps.


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Thank You + Questions ?
by Sunflower / January 23, 2008 7:50 AM PST

Thank you for your prompt

I do have a number of issues
since my computer crashed,

1. IE 7 has been my Browser
now it keeps saying it's
either damaged or corrupt?

I contacted my ISP,they
informed me it could be
the Internet Stack ?

Told to try Mozilla
Firefox - which I am.

Can't understand why IE 7
will not work as it did
prior to the crash ?

A Techie came to repair
my computer,but it
turned into a disasterous

2. I had Windows XP Home
Now I see he has put

Windows XP Professional
Version 2 - Service Pack 2

Intel (R)
Premium (R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
2.41GHz, 512MB of Ram

Any suggestion will be
most appreciated.

Thank you.

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Well, I'd Start By Uninstalling IE7
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 1:00 PM PST

..IE 7 has had a number of issues for some users.. It can be uninstalled by accessing the Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs.. Click on the "Windows Internet Explorer 7" listing and remove it.. Your computer will revert back to IE6. See how it runs.

Why was the tech repair work "disastrous"? As long as the technician gave you a full Windows XP PRO SP2 disc to repair your computer with, then you've actually made out to the better. (PRO costs more than HOME) IF you weren't provided with a full, legal disc to repair your computer with, then I would contact the company and ask them to correct their mistake.

Hope this helps.


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Thank You..
by Sunflower / January 23, 2008 1:21 PM PST

I will try un-installing IE 7- although
the ISP told me I couldn't do that.

I did call the company to say that
there were numerous problems happening.

So they sent the the Technician back
and with him he brought this other
computer. And NO he didn't provide
me with a Disc. I believe due to the
difficulties he was experiencing, he
gave me one of his own personal.

I think I will need to purchase a
new computer. As I am not
comfortable using any product or
equipment that doesn't have the proper
documents or in this case the
CD that goes with the PC.

Thanks so much Grif.

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You shouldn't have any problems reinstalling
by Dango517 / January 23, 2008 1:38 PM PST
In reply to: Thank You..

IE7. I'm not sure why your ISP would have any problems with IE7, it shouldn't matter to them what browser you use. I would be concerned with that disk however. Did it come in a box that was unopened? Here's a validation link at Microsoft to check it out:

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