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Old 12-12-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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I have a Dell desktop PC with Windows Home XP and operate on Firefox, not IE. My PC came with Adobe 7.0 already installed. I have tried so many times to upgrade it to 8.0 but to no avail. I even joined an Adobe Acrobat forum and the solutions offered did not work on my pc. The 8.0 software will download properly, but when it is installing I get error message 1714 "The original Acrobat Reader cannot be removed" (or something close). I tried to uninstall it when I had IE and after I switched to Firefox I thought that would help..but nope!! When I reboot a prompt comes up saying I had not completed my Adobe Acrobat installation, but when I press continue it only does a "catch 22" and goes back to the same error message. I would even settle for getting rid of that prompt if I can't upgrade to 8.0 Does anyone in here know firsthand what the problem is and how to solve it? Any help will be appreciated..
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:29 PM
 
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How about taking an entirely different tack?

http://tinyurl.com/24qacn (broken link)

I'm going to switch. I am tired of all the hassles associated with Reader.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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How about taking an entirely different tack?

http://tinyurl.com/24qacn (broken link)

I'm going to switch. I am tired of all the hassles associated with Reader.
I can't stand Acrobat either, but unfortunately, many of the websites I use to pay my bills on, force you to use Acrobat.

Mikey_NC, try uninstalling Acrobat 7 completely, then do a fresh install of version 8.

Go into Control Panel-->Add Remove Programs, and click on Acrobat 7 to uninstall it.

Good luck.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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I can't stand Acrobat either, but unfortunately, many of the websites I use to pay my bills on, force you to use Acrobat.

Mikey_NC, try uninstalling Acrobat 7 completely, then do a fresh install of version 8.

Go into Control Panel-->Add Remove Programs, and click on Acrobat 7 to uninstall it.

Good luck.
THANKS FRIEND! Didn't work the first time but I will go back in there and try it again. I will also go into the link that Tek_Freek offered. Any suggestions are good. If all else fails I own a .357 mag...maybe I can scare the crap out of my PC.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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THANKS FRIEND! Didn't work the first time but I will go back in there and try it again. I will also go into the link that Tek_Freek offered. Any suggestions are good. If all else fails I own a .357 mag...maybe I can scare the crap out of my PC.
Bang!
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I despise Acrobat. I hate that when you fill out the forms using it, you cannot save a copy to print out later. I hope somebody comes out with a pirate patch to get around that.
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