Talk:Adobe Reader

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Multiple Pages for this Program

Why do we have pages for Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 8 and Adobe Reader 9. I think for ease-of-use we should have them all on the one page with the different versions each in a section of their own

Wouldn't be a single page for Adobe 7, 8 and 9 just too long? And it would be just longer with future releases?
Adobe_Reader page should just contain links to all Adobe Reader versions.
Or, what's your opinion?
I think that it is best to have separate pages for the different releases, but I doubt if they are really needed and the latest release would be enough.
The Adobe Reader page as a link page seems to be a good idea to keep it simple, a separate category should be good too.
I vote for one page for each major release, with a category grouping the releases. In example I am worried on how long and messy the Firefox page is getting. Ilgino 09:00, 17 July 2009 (CEST)
Maybe Firefox could be also grouped, per major release, with a category (perhaps Mozilla category, containinh Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey, extensions etc.)?
I Think it is better to have only one site here. for other programs does only one site exists too and there will be no misunderstanding by clicking on the wrong site
I tend to agree. I'd prefer one page only with the latest version at the top. There's no sense in over-engineering. I suggest that we only start thinking about creating a category structure if the page starts to become too cumbersome, not before. Ozinm 15:22, 4 November 2010 (CET)

Abobe Reader 9.4.1

i have tried the latest code posting, the install works fine using the msi and mst file, but the msp file wont seem to apply. i can apply it manually and it works and run it silently through the command line, any ideas?

I had this same problem. MSP files are patches, not installers so instead of using "msiexec /i" you need to use "msiexec /update".
This was fixed yesterday in the package snippet. Someone had updated it for 9.4.1 without testing first. These types of questions are better asked on the mailing list where you'll get a faster response. Please remember to sign your comments with four tildes, and remember to test your updates before publishing to the wiki! JohnD 01:45, 19 November 2010 (CET)

Adobe Reader 7

Allan Stone writes:

On the website you have Adobe Reader 7.0.5 package file but it errors out sometimes when you remove it. I have made a WSH script to take care of the removal for us. It passes everytime. Ive yet to have to fail.

I called the file 'remove.js' and added it as the remove command for the package

//WScript.Echo("Uninstaller for Adobe Reader 7.0.X");

var adobe_7_reader_0 = 1;
var adobe_error = 1;

var objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
//WScript.Echo("...Checking registry for Adobe Reader 7.0.X")

  var key1 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Adobe\\Acrobat Reader\\7.0\\InstallPath\\";
  test = objShell.RegRead(key1);
//  WScript.Echo("...Acrobat Reader 7.0.X found");
//  WScript.Echo("...Adobe Reader 7.0.X NOT found");
  adobe_7_reader_0 = 0;

if (adobe_7_reader_0 == 1)
//    WScript.Echo("...Uninstalling Adobe Reader 7.0.X");
    objShell.Run("MsiExec.exe /qb /x{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70500000002} REBOOT=ReallySupress",1,true)
//   WScript.Echo("...Error uninstalling Adobe Reader 7.0.X\n");
//   WScript.Echo(e.description+"\n")
//   WScript.Echo(e.message+"\n")
//   WScript.Echo(e.number+"\n")


I hope this helps. there is probably a better way and more simple but it works and that does it for me.

Becareful of the delete Adobe folder tip


It is recommended to blindly delete the Adobe Folder to get rid of plugin problems after updates. This can be very dangerous because the Adobe folder may contain a lot Adobe softwares like Illustrator, Photoshop etc.. It is far less dangerous to be more precice and to delete only the Reader 8 sub-folder :

  <!-- Delete the adobe acrobat 8 folder -->
    <install cmd='%COMSPEC% /C del /Q "%PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 8.0" ' >
        <exit code="0" />

Adobe Reader XI Update 004

The Silent Installation wont work for Patch 11.0.04