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Adobe Reader X won't update/install

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 CP

    Adobe Reader X won't update/install


    I did an in-place upgrade to Win 8 CP from Win 7 SP1; and all has by and large been fine.

    Before, Adobe Reader X 10.1.2 worked fine, but it wouldn't update to the latest verson claiming the package was corrupt. I then, perhaps foolishly, uninstalled Adobe Reader X with a view to just installing 10.1.3. Unfortunately it won't. It says it can't read the AcroRead.msi setup file in c:\Programdata\Adobe\Setup\(long string) and to verify that the file is there (which it is).

    Anyone else run into anything similar?

    Cheers!

    Jonathan

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  2. #2


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Simple.

    Copy the .msi to another folder then run it from there.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 CP


    Yep! Doing the above moved things along, until I got an error about administrator privilages in "C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\Replicate\Security" at which point I used "take ownership", pressed retry, and it's completed.

    Thanks!

    Jonathan
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