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Do I have to keep Adobe AIR if I only want Adobe Reader 9?

Q: Do I have to keep Adobe AIR if I only want Adobe Reader 9?

Do I have to? And do I also need Acrobat.com?

Preferred Solution: Do I have to keep Adobe AIR if I only want Adobe Reader 9?

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A: Do I have to keep Adobe AIR if I only want Adobe Reader 9?

You just need the reader, not all of the bloatware. A lot of people have found Foxit pdf reader to be a preferred substitute. Just letting you knowhttp://www.download.com/Foxit-Reader/3000-...4-10313206.html

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940886 MB, Free - 891582 MB; D: Total - 12879 MB, Free - 1571 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My desktop computer is running quite slow, so I am checking all of the software that I have installed to see if something might be causing the problem. Do I need the above items please? I have Foxit Reader and I am running a free Office Suite called Open Office.

Thank you for reading this.

Kind regards


A:Solved: Do I need Adobe Air, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, please?

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I updated to Adobe Reader 9.2 from Adobe's website this morning and when I got home, it said Adobe updater needs attention. It was offering to install 8.1.4. Maybe because I haven't restarted yet. I thought that was weird. Several problems trying to open a pdf file after updating. Said tab has been restored and kicked me out of reader a few times. Finally it let me into the PDF and said it was parsing the data or configuring the file for reading or somesuch. I hope it stops behaving badly after a restart. paj692

A:Solved: I'm using Adobe Reader 9.2 why is the updater offering Adobe Reader 8.1.4

Adobe has released some information about some big security holes in Adobe software: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/

You can turn off the updater as follows:
1. Load ADobe Reader
2. Go to Edit, Preferences
3. Select Updater at the bottom
4. Select 'Do not down or install updates automatically'
5. Click OK

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A critical vulnerability exists in Flash Player and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android, and the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systemsContinue reading Security bulletin

A:Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

This further enhances the point that these software mfg's need to start putting security first when they build their code.

It's completely ridiculous and irresponsible nearly 15 years later after they were all warned about it!

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I have Windows Vista 32 bit and from the beginning I have problems opening pdf's from internetsites: my computer suggests that I install the recent version of Adobe what I did (succesfully as adobe says). I tried some of the suggestions I found on the internet: uninstall - install, execute as administrator, change the compatibility to Windows server pack 2, upgrated the internet explorer, but still it doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot, Swaantje

A:[SOLVED] problem with adobe reader and adobe flash player

Here is a link to a cool Adobe Reader alternative http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php the program is not even close to half the size of Adobe's Reader.

What type of problem are you having with flash player?

Can you watch a youtube video?

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I use both Adobe Reader 8 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0. Whenever I open a pdf document, it always defaults to the Adobe Photoshop Elements. Is there a way to change the default so it opens with Adobe Reader? Thanks.

A:Adobe Photoshop Elements And Adobe Reader

Navigate to where you store your pdf files.
Right click on one of these files and a dialogue will open inviting you to nominate which prog you wish to open that file.
In that dialogue, scroll down to "choose a program", when that opens,?scroll?to?Adobe?Reader,?click?on?that?and?then?click?on?"always?use?this?program?to?open?this?type?pf?file"

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I created a pdf. file from a document that had 'fill-in forms'. I used Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0. to create the PDF file.

I then I burned the pdf. file on to a CD.

When I used my Adobe Reader 9.0 to open the PDF file, I could fill-in the forms, but not save them. I received a message that said I could not save the information, only print it unless I enabled the ‘local save capability’ in the original pdf. file.

I will be selling the CDs and need the buyer to be able to fill-in the forms, and then save the document on the CD or the buyer’s computer.

1. How do I enable the ‘local save capability’ on Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0, saving the document with the information typed into the fill-in forms?

2. How can I write protect the pdf. file so no one can edit it (except for the fill-in fields) nor duplicate the disk?

3. Has anyone bought a software product from www.SoftCaptain.com and if yes, what was your experience with the software product company?


A:Adobe Acrobat Professional & Adobe Reader

I can't answer all of your questions, but data on a CD is read only, you won't be able to save the edited file on that CD.
It can only be saved on the hard drive & then burned to CD again, if necessary.

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Hi all, I need help. Strange things are happening. My computer freezes when I open a web page and click on a link. Sometimes the link will partially load, sometimes not, but if it freezes, I cannot X out of the whole thing. I have to use Control/Alt/Delete. Also, Adobe Acrobat has disappeared. It shows in the Add/Delete programs in the Control panel(Adobe Acrobat 5.0) but on the list of programs shown is I put the cursor at Start, Adobe name is there but it is empty. I tried to update it yesterday thinking that was part of my
problem but I was told there was no program to update and I cannot find it on-line anywhere to install again.

That is the difference between Adobe Acrobat 5.0, Adobe reader 7 and Adobe Flash Player 9? I am a new user (and an old granny) and am having real problems figuring a lot of this out. I have cleaned up everything I can think of and do not know how to address this problem. Any help is appreciated.

A:Adobe Confusion, Where Did Adobe Reader 5.0 Go?

Is this problem still existing?

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I am having Adobe Reader. Should I go for Adobe DC.

A:Adobe Reader 11 or Adobe DC

It seems DC is the latest version so uninstall old one first and go for it.

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Hi there
I've just installed Foxit PDF reader -- It works fine -- now am uninstalling Adobe pdf reader.
Don't know whats up with adobe these days --if I could find a decent alternative to Photoshop I would --Note the GIMP is fine but I NEED photoshop unfortunately --it's still the best out there in spite of Adobe's messing up the latest releases of its software.


A:Foxit Reader works fine -- uninstalling Adobe pdf reader

I've used Foxit reader, but it wasn't totally compatible with Adobe Acrobat created PDF files, but in most cases it sufficed quite well. As for Photoshop replacements, there are a few others available and PaintShop Pro is not a bad alternative, though when Corel bought it out initially, it completely stuffed things up. I understand that it's fixed a lot of update issues etc in that time and it's leagues cheaper than Photoshop.

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Do you guys remember when Adobe Reader was just this nice simple little PDF file reader. I had such a problem with Adobe Reader 9 and the site that I manage with all of Adobe Reader 9's add-on crap, that my once fine Adobe Reader 8 that came in at 60 MB's, with version 9 came in at over 200! I kid you not!

I'm sick of software companies piling on all this extra crap that has nothing to do with the performance or enhancement of the product. A PDF reader should be to read files....That's it. I don't need some graphic enhancing garbage, window washing, calender, singing man, Find Blimpy The Clown game, install the optional toolbar crap.

Luckily I was able to uninstall version 9 and go back to version 8 with the 8.1.3 within the program. Than I read at Adobe's site that there were some critical security patches for Reader 9. Well Adobe, if you would focus on the product necessities rather than the unrelated garbage, performance might be enhanced instead of hindered.

I can't wait to see what Blimpy The Clown does in Version 10! UGGHHH!


A:Remember When Adobe Reader Was Just A Basic PDF Reader? (I HATE VERSION 9)

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Adobe Acrobat 4.0 was on my computer when I bought it. I have Windows ME. Recently I downloaded a free copy of the Acrobat Reader 6.0 but Adobe Acrobat is not free. Is Reader a part of Adobe Acrobat? Should I buy an updated version Adobe Acrobat and if so, what would be the advantage of doing so

A:What is the difference between Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat is the full version which allows you to create and edit pdf files. Reader is free and is just the viewer that allows you to read pdf documents someone else has created. If you still have the full version of 4.0 it should still work fine for creating simple pdf documents. The advantage of upgrading is that 4.0 is no longer supported by Adobe and the more recent versions (they're up to 7 now) have many more features. You should keep your version of the Reader current because older versions of the Reader may not be able to open documents created with the newer versions of Acrobat. But if you don't use Acrobat very much for creating and editing (and it sounds like you don't), I don't see any need to purchase an upgrade. Hope that all made sense.

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I'm considering changing from Adobe Reader to Foxit Reader because of all the problems Adobe seems to be having.

Any thoughts on this?


A:Change from Adobe Reader to Foxit Reader

Most people that know there is an alternative and are not required to have adobe switch. Another alternative I use which I like even better than FoxIt and also free is PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER.

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What are your reviews on Foxit Reader?Small Question: Can Foxit Reader view PDF files inside IE just like Adobe Reader?Edit:I was reading one of the reviews in Download.com and the user says:"Danger: Create a restore point if you have to install!"by (Name Removed) on November 26, 2008 Pros: Unknown. In order to do anything that Adobe reader doesn't already do - better, you must install other spyware-laden crap.Cons: Created a toolbar that would not uninstall, even after uninstalling program. Created unasked for shortcuts and entries in favorites.Does it really do this?

A:Should I replace Adobe Reader with Foxit Reader?

I have used foxit reader for awhile now and have not had a problem, I love it.. Yes it does open PDF file in IE as well as in Firefox

And the only reason that guy said about the toolbar is because he installed it!! It does not come prepackaged with it!

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I noticed that i have these 2 programs (abbyy reader and Adobe reader 8). Do i need both of them for it run properly? I would like to only keep Adobe Reader 8 as i have files saved with this program. Please let me know if i can get rid of the Abbyy.

A:Solved: Adobe Reader 8/Abbyy Reader?

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Anyone using this foxit?????? Is it worthwhile?????????? Thanks

A:Solved: Foxit Reader vs Adobe Reader

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Please Help!

I am running on Vista Business and suddenly some of my Icons on the desktop have changed to pdf Adobe reader and it seems as if Adobe reader wants to be a type of default now and try to open my programs in Adobe reader. When I uninstall Adobe reader everything seems fine again but the moment I install it and I want to open something on my desktop it wants to open in pdf. I then get the message "the file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set Associations control panel" . When I tried to open Default programs it gives me the same message.

A:Adobe Reader

right click on the file that you want to open and choose 'open with'......then find the appropriate app that needs to open that file (word for .docx, excel for .xlsx, etc) and set it to 'always open' with that app.

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I have been trying for days and hours to get adobe reader 7.0 on my computer. I have Windows XP. I have downloaded the installation, installed it and I get an error message stating "Adobe Reader 7.0 had encountered a problem and needs to close". I have been on the phone for many hours with adobe tech support and they cannot solve it. Can anyone help me? I need adobe to be able to start online college courses!

A:help! can't run adobe reader

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Latley my adobe will not run.I tried to uninstall it to reinstall it but when going to add/remove and trying to remove adobe it says"Patch cannot be opened.Verify the patch package exists and that you can access it".Now adobe had been working fine till about 2 weeks ago.
I run AVG daily,CC cleaner and Anvanced Window care on a regular basis.
I am running XP.Any suggestions.If any more info needed just let me know.Thanx.

A:Adobe reader 8

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I have attempted to install Acrobat Reade 8.1 and the entire 8.O program with out success. I get the error message that file msvcr70.dll is the problem. I've run Norton System Works twice but same effect. Any suggestions?

A:Adobe Reader 8

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When I click on a .pdf file to open my Adobe Reader 6.0I have to cancel through a series of messages about installing
Window Journal Viewer.msi. After I do this Reader starts
normaly but its a pain.
This happen to anyone else?

A:Adobe Reader

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...98-8b73-4e06-96d4-d1eb70eacb44&DisplayLang=en to download & install the viewer.


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I recently reverted to Adobe 8.0 because after updating to 9 my audio driver started crashing, requiring repairs and re-activation . Now Adobe crashes about 20-30 minutes into what ever I am viewing. I have been experimenting with other PDF readers, but they either crash as well or are very slow. Can anyone help me solve this or recommend a better PDF viewer?

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I just had major problems with my hard drive, had to take it in and start from scratch. I'm using Windows XP professional and now when I've installed Adobe it won't work - it instantly shuts down internet explorer.

What can I do? It's a week before finals and I'm freaking out that I can't see my assignments online!!

So far the only thing microsoft recommended was to put Adobe as an exception to the firewall, but that hasn't helped.
Can anyone help me?

A:Adobe Reader

Are you able to download the .pdf file, then open it from your hard drive into Reader? Which version of Acrobat are you using? Will Reader open from My Programs?

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I am trying to run Adobe reader after downloading to my F: drive. I get an error dialog box saying that the "patch" can't be opened. Can you help?

A:Can't run Adobe reader

Hi Steve, welcome to TSF..

does it help if you transfer the downloaded file to your C drive? Also, where was the Adobe Reader installation file downloaded from...is it direct from Adobe?

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Hello again. I use Adobe Reader to display and read my sheet music, using Power Point. It's a little labaorious setting it up but it's free. lol. I was using Adobe Reader 9, ubfortunately, my Laptop 'gave up the ghost' I now have a new(ish) Laptop with the latest Adobe Reader, which I do not like,
The question is, does anyone know where I can download version 9? I would be very grateful for help.
Regards jud

A:Looking for Adobe Reader 9

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I had adobe 5.0 and computer ran fine. Then I upgraded to 6.0 and computer froze every time I try to read a PDF file, when I go to restart my computer, Font Capture comes up as not responding. I finally removed 6.0, and downloaded the new 7.0.
The same thing happens, but now it just freezes, I can at least end it in task manager to get computer to work. I removed it from the program files and then went to the website to reload. Was able to enter the adobe website when 7.0 was not on the computer, once reinstalled computer freezes when I go to site. Any PDF files I try to open, computer freezes up.
I have Zone Alarm and have allowed entry to the website at al times.
This has gotten very frustrating, because so many websites only have PDF files.
Thanks for any help
Using Windows XP Home

A:Adobe Reader

Many computers seem to have annoying problems using AdobeReader to view PDF documents on-line. One workaround is to download the file and open it from your hard drive; another is to find an alternate PDF file reader:http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.phpRegards,John

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I got this message when trying to use Adobe. Plug in 'paper Meta data Api failed to initalize. Thanks for your time.

A:Adobe Reader 6/1

You should try updating to 7.0.

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triedto download adobe reader it didn,t work something about os something but i also didn,t see window 2000xp to choose from

A:adobe reader


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A user has gotten some help elsewhere and somehow it has messed up Adobe Reader.
If I right click, I see "Read" instead of "Open with Adobe Reader".
See screenshot attached to this post.
This messes up the ability to open PDf files from another program.
I need to reset this back.
Anyone knows how I do that?

A:Adobe Reader

Have you tried uninstalling Reader and reinstalling it?

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I know this is not a Windows issue, but I am at a loss how to correct my problem. When I use Adobe Reader about 20% of right hand side of the display is used for an Adobe feature. I have inserted a copy of the display. Because of my eyesight I have to magnify the screen approximately 150%. This magnification requires me to scroll left and right to see the each line. What can I do to eliminate this feature or where can I go to pose this question to the right people?

Papa K

A:Adobe Reader

I don't have Adobe Reader installed to try, however have you tried clicking where it says 'Tools' or one of the other menu items at the top to collapse it? It looks like the column is an expanded menu and the text at the top is clickable?

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this evening, I got a notification to update Adobe Reader, before starting the installation, the black icon of Adobe Reader drew my attention indeed, I executed to start the installation then I found that it was Adobe Reader DC not XI that I have!
any explanation would be appreciated?
thanks in advance.

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I have speeded up my Reader by moving some of the files to another folder but found this tweak and wonder if anybody has used it and what results you got.

A:Adobe Reader

that's a known site, seems to have good stuff
here's another way - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1659348,00.asp

and note that it seems to be a problem with reader 6, previous versions are fine

http://forums.techguy.org/t282373&highlight=adobe+reader+speed.html talked about it too (and that's where i got the pcmag link - thanks johnwill)

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i need help my babylon have problem in Adobe Reader
thank you

A:Adobe Reader

That makes absolutely no sense to me. Could you explain your problem a little better.

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I d/l a book from a website, using Adobe reader9.
I would like to copy & paste sections/paragraphs from the book, but adobe won't allow it.
Am I doing something wrong, or this just the way it is?
Do I have any other options?

A:Adobe reader 9

Hi skostro,

That depends on the decision made by the book publisher. If they decide to allow copying and pasting from the ebook then you can, but if not, then there is nothing you can do. Sorry.

Just out of curiosity, what is the book and website? PM me with this if you do not wish it to be made public.

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Does Adobe reader X 10.0.1 need Adobe reader 6.0.1,..I have both on my desk top and I'd like to open up a little more space on my computer.

A:Adobe Reader

Unless you're completely in love with and must have adobe. You could opt for an alternative with a smaller footprint and get rid of adobe altogether. But no, if you have reader 10 you don't need 6 unless you have an old application that isn't compatible that uses it. But you can always reinstall the old version if you find you need it from here: http://www.oldversion.com/Acrobat-Reader.html

My .pdf reader of choice happens to be PDF-XChange Viewer if you were looking for a suggestion.

There are others like Foxit and Sumatra as well as others.

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Version 9.1.0 is out to replace version 9.0.0.

Let's give Adobe a thumb up for not including Acrobat.com and Adobe AIR as part of the install like it did with version 9.0.0 - which most users don't need and were unaware of them being installed if they didn't look in the Add Or Remove Programs/Programs And Features list.


A:Adobe Reader 9.1.0

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Attempting to open a pdf doc from a website. Gives error "There is a problem with Adobe Acrobat / Reader. If it is running, please exit and try again. (1014:1014)"Any ideas??Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Adobe Reader

What's the link, so we can double check?

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While checking the Adobe site "advice," I see they say you
can have system problems once Adobe Reader is installed
if you delete any files.

Therefore, I have not downloaded it.

Any advice about this?
Is it a serious issue?

I have two very small hard drives: #1 is 2gigs, #2 is 1gig.
Maybe I should put Adobe on #2?

I thought I might put the swap file and some data on #2, and
don't want to mess anything up.

A:Adobe Reader

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How do I download adobe reader to flash drive then put it on PC that doesnt have internet?

A:Adobe Reader


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I tried to down load Adobe Reader from the Web site, I got a " Successfuly Installed" pop up. I tried to use it and open it and a pop up " Application Configuration is incorrect" came up. ...What it's wrong? Help?

Also, my PC is acting very slow. Is there a site, or anything I need to do ti fix it?


A:Adobe Reader 8.1.2

you can also use foxitreader i belive it also views pdfs . and if your system is going slow defrag is and do a scan for viruses and do a anti-spyware scan. you can also do a online scan with housecall

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Adobe suddenly would not print pdf documents. This occurred after installation of Open Office Suite program (not saying there was a connection). Tried to install Adobe Reader 8.1.2 from Adobe download, but message stated had to remove 8.1.1. first Tried Control Panel Remove Programs, but message to the effect that it was not possible to remove then appeared. Downloaded from adobe instructions for manual removal, followed these instructions, but after typing "del AcroPDF.dll" and similar for other dll files, message appeared stating "access denied".

Then I've turned to Tech Support Guy for possible help.

A:Adobe Reader 8.1.1

Try and download Adobe Reader 8.1.2 from that site and see if you can install it

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I transferred my files and settings to new computer and now my PDFs do not work and I am unable to print. I get an error saying that I need to install a printer when I have already installed one. Any suggestions?

A:adobe reader

Have you installed a ,pdf reader on the new computer?Instead of Adobe, try Foxithttp://download.cnet.com/Foxit-Reader/3000...4-10313206.htmlYou need to reinstall the driver for your printerWhat is the make and model of the printer?

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Can you uninstall AR 9.1 and still use Adobe Flashplayer and Shockwave Player?

All I need it for it to open pdfs and look at them. I have never used any of the functions other than that.

What is a good small program that I can use as a replacement if I get rid of AR?

A:Adobe Reader 9.1

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I have 2 networked computers that share a HP 895Cse printer.
Both computers use XP Pro.

Recently I upgraded the Adobe reader on one computer to version 6.0, the other still has version 5.0. Now the 5.0 will still print but the computer with 6.0 gets an error: "could not start print job"

Any suggestions appreciated.


A:Adobe reader


Have at look at these troubleshooting tips for Adobe in printing:




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My adobe reader 8 will not read PDF files. I attempted to change it and got a message cannot locate setup file I get the same message if i try to remove it. I can't download as it is still on the system. Have tried to download 7 but cannot as it says i already have a better system installed.



A:Adobe reader 8

Try Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and select Adobe Reader. After, try and reinstall Adobe Reader 8.

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I am having a problem getting adobe reader to stay on my Window 7, 64 bit computer. It's good for about 3 downloads, .............usually I'm dowing loading IRS forms or Pubs. & then I have to re-install to download anything again. The Adobe Reader I'm using is 9.3 which is free by going to their webside.
I have tried downloading another reader, but it's not compatible with all Tax websits.

A:adobe reader

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