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W 8.1 RTM + adobe reader XI - install version X instead

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W 8.1 RTM + adobe reader XI - install version X instead


    Hi there
    Adobe reader XI seem to have problems installing in Windows 8.1

    To get round - choose Windows 7 <====== in the OS and select adobe reader X. This works fine. Yes select Windows 7 as the OS !!!

    Note this is for WINDOWS 8.1 RTM.

    I suspect the adobe reader XI problem might also be something to do with the enhanced security features in IE11 - can't be bothered to even begin to attempt to debug this as version X is fine for what I need.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Posts : 132
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC


    What was the install problem? I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago and the Adobe reader XI installed without any problems. I just opened a couple of files and it is working fine.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    I too have had issue with Adobe in 8.1 but just tried today and installed fine
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    might be OK now - but I'll just wait until upgrade fixes it.

    My motor with relatively new releases of windows is the old one "If it ain't broke don't fix it". - I only tend to use for "officy" docs anyway - I don't need all the latest bells and whistles -- PDF is not a good format for a lot of things - it's HORRIBLE on e-readers and these days things like HTML are much better for viewing on all sorts of devices, as are power point docs and word stuff.

    Adobe docs have definitely passed their "Sell by date" as a format now --maybe still a little value in PDF as forms for user input or for scanned docs.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #5


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Try Foxit PDF reader. Mucho better than Adobe...
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