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Thread: Adobe Reader 8.1.2 Update = Fail

  1. #1
    OPOLO Guest

    Adobe Reader 8.1.2 Update = Fail

    I'm running Vista Ultimate & tried upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1.2 and got the
    following message:

    "Installation could not continue because the downloaded file cannot be moved
    to a secure folder location
    prior to validation and installation. Please make sure the secure folder
    location has enough free disk space and has sufficient access rights for

    Does anyone know the fix or does Adobe need to comply!

  2. #2
    On the Bridge Guest
    uninstall adobe acrobat, and go to and download-install it

    version 8.0 had vista compatibility problems that were fixed later on

    Try running the install file as administrator. (right click on the install
    file and select "Run as administrator")

  3. #3
    SG Guest
    Do yourself a favor, uninstall Adobe Reader, download and install Foxit
    Reader instead.

    It's a nice program, much smaller and far less intrusive on your system.

    yeah but it's not a free reader.

    Sure it is, you didn't read enough or perhaps missed it.

    I click on the wrong link, the bundle or something like
    that, that was the one that wasn't free

  4. #4
    cheen Guest

    Re: Adobe Reader 8.1.2 Update = Fail

    the best way is to have both, Foxit cannot render all languages correctly..
    and it is in fact slower on some very complex PDF files...

    also adobe gives windows explorer thumbnail previews along with the "preview
    handler" right sidebar on Windows explorer

    It also integrates with Outlook for previews... Adobe reader can also read
    with text to speech.

    I have both, Adobe is the default for all the functions above, but when Im
    in a hurry I right click> and open with foxit

    Foxit is indeed smaller, but its not as feature rich....

    the best is to have the best of both worlds.. like I do it

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    I am unable to unistal Adobe reader 8.1.1 from my system. I have installed Adobe Reader 9.0 in my system

    Thank u I am able to unistal by installing Microsoft Installer Cleanup utilty pack. This was a long pendig issue. Thanks for the quick response and solution.

  6. #6
    Kayman Guest

    Re: Adobe Reader 8.1.2 Update = Fail

    Manually remove Adobe Reader (8.x on Windows)

    Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
    Scroll down and download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Package.

    In XP go to Start, then Search and look for MSICuu2.exe. When the icon
    shows up, run the program. After its done, you will get a list of files.
    Click on Adobe and it will remove it.

    Alternatively you can try:
    Brute Force Uninstaller
    Revo Uninstaller

  7. #7
    can not open adobe reader Guest
    when i turn on my computer i always get a message that abobe reader can not
    be open. i a computer novice. help

    The current version of Adobe Reader is 9.1.1

    I would suggest that you uninstall whatever version you are running and
    download the latest version.

    Corrupt files ? - try Foxitsoftware ; does same thing but quicker .

  8. #8
    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Adobe Reader 8.1.2 Update = Fail

    I would uninstall Adobe Reader 8 in Control Panel>Programs and Features, and
    then download and install Adobe Reader 9.1 (without the optional Free Google
    Toolbar) from here:

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