Cant Remove Adobe 7.08

  subi 22:43 31 Jan 2007

Having problems downloading application forms on sites using Adobe Reader.
Tried to update to Adobe Reader 8.0 by first removing 7.08 but each time I try I get a " This patch package could not be opened .............."
Anyone know how to remove 7.08 and install 8.0?

  Rtus 23:16 31 Jan 2007
  lotvic 23:27 31 Jan 2007

read your link. I interpret that as: if you install Adobe Reader 8 it will uninstall Adobe Reader 7 automatically for you.


  subi 07:59 01 Feb 2007

Thanks for your help Rtus. I have tried installing AR8.0 but I get an error message stating that another version of Reader is installed and this needs to be removed before Reader 8.0 can complete the installation!
Still cant remove the old version!

  subi 10:45 01 Feb 2007

Success!! needed to remove PATCHES. WEnt into registry and looked for " keys ". deleted the offending files and was then able to remove Adobe Reader 7. Installed AR 8 and, so far, everthing seems to be working okay.
Again, Rtus, thanks for your help.

  Rtus 10:48 01 Feb 2007

I agree , however it doesnt make it clear (to me anyway) if its supposed to remove patches too.wonder if somewhere on the adobe site they have an unistall cleaner ,worth looking sometime

  johnnyrocker 10:54 01 Feb 2007

and the solution was?


  subi 12:14 01 Feb 2007

Solution is;
You have to edit the Registry, and delete "PATCHES".
Run Regedit
Click on Registry - Export and export the whole registry
click on the Computer on top so it searches the whole registry.
Click Edit - Find and then type in PATCHES - make sure you only look for KEYS.
Renames all folders called Patches to Patchesold.
Delete the Patches file.
Once you re-boot you are able to remove the Adobe 7 program and then install the new 8.0 version.

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