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ADOBE Reader 8.1.1 Patch

by rapt2tight1 / December 19, 2007 6:57 AM PST

I?ve been experiencing very slow response time in IE. I believe its related to the following Adobe Reader 8.1.1 problem:

If you click on START
Then click on All Programs
Then click on Adobe, the ADOBE file shows ?Empty?

If you click on Control Panel
Then click on Add/Remove Programs
Then Click on Adobe Reader 8.1.1 and click the ?Change? or ?Remove? buttons, for this 86.5 mb program, you receive the following message:

?The Patch Package could not be updated. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows install patch package?

If you click on ?OK?, it brings you back to the All Programs list.

I was able to create a new Adobe Reader 8.1.1 file, (with 128 mb) but I can tell I still have response issues. I?ve also deleted (several times) the 128 mb file and was able to download a new one from the Adobe website.

I did not purchase an Adobe Technical support package. Any ideas on how I can delete this patch?

Thanks in advance!

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You'll Need To Uninstall Adobe Reader Completely...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 8:03 AM PST

...then reinstall it.. It appears like you're trying to uninstall the patch first, then the main Adobe 8.1.0 program.. Instead, uninstall the main program and the patch should be removed at the same time.

Once that's done, you should be able to reinstall it by download the full manual installer from the Adobe site below. BE AWARE...Clicking on the link below will immediately start the download of a 22 MB file for the Adobe Reader 8.1.1 version.:

Hope this helps.


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Still SOL On Adobe 8.1.1
by rapt2tight1 / December 19, 2007 8:37 AM PST

Thanks, however I DID (once again) click "REMOVE" on the main Adobe Reader entry, and the patch entry(even after restarting the computer) is Still there. It still doesn't allow me to remove it.

Is there any other place on the PC where this can be uninstalled?

THanks for yur patience, however, this Adobe program has a mind of its own.

Keep the recommendations coming please.

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Better yet......
by caktus / December 19, 2007 8:39 AM PST

Download and install Foxit Reader 2.2 for Windows . The ZIP Package is easiest to install. Plus it's small, about 3.7 MB, no spyware, ads, etc. and it's faster than a properly running Adobe Reader. Set it as default reader during installation. And as far as I understand Foxit does not have the security problems asociated with Adobe Reader that the Update is supposed to address.


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You beat me to it
by Jimmy Greystone / December 19, 2007 11:02 AM PST
In reply to: Better yet......

You beat me to it, I was just going to suggest that. So many good reasons to use Foxit Reader, and so few for Adobe's.

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(NT) Don't you hate that? ]:)
by caktus / December 20, 2007 2:46 AM PST
In reply to: You beat me to it
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Adobe Reader 8.1.1
by rapt2tight1 / December 19, 2007 12:21 PM PST
In reply to: Better yet......

Thanks, I'll try it and see what happens.

JN Happy

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Adobe Reader
by rapt2tight1 / December 19, 2007 12:23 PM PST
In reply to: Adobe Reader 8.1.1

Thank You too!


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