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Windows 7: Adobe Reader won't update

06 Oct 2010   #1
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
Adobe Reader won't update

Adobe Reader will not update on my Win7 OS. It says:
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Update failed

Updates have been disabled by your system policy.

Error: 1007
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What does this mean? How can I fix it so that it WILL update again on its own?


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06 Oct 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

codyw,
A few people are experiencing problems....
Have you checked the Adobe Reader Forum?


Adobe Forums: Forum: Adobe Reader

Can't install Adobe Reader
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07 Oct 2010   #3
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I have just wrote into the forums. Thanks for your suggestion.
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07 Oct 2010   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

codyw,

Let us know how you go please.

Good luck.
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07 Oct 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That sounds like your ability to install software was controlled by group policy. Is this a work computer on a domain? if so, you should contact your IT staff. If it isn't, then uninstall Adobe Reader, and reinstall the latest version.
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08 Oct 2010   #6
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

This is my personal computer and I have uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe and still get the same issue. A user on the Adobe forums was saying that it might be something in the registry keys or something to that extent.
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08 Oct 2010   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Forget adobe reader, it is known to be buggy
Try Foxit reader instead: Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows
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08 Oct 2010   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know some people disagree, but using a registry cleaner has worked wonders for me in situations like this. Adobe's uninstallers are usually crap, so I always run CCleaner afterwards to remove leftover registry keys that cause issues with a reinstall.
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08 Oct 2010   #9
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Using the official Adobe uninstaller usually works.

Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

In the alternative you could try the free Revo uninstaller in advanced mode.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Downloads

As yowanvista said, Foxit is a great alternative. Just make sure you check each dialog box during the installation process or you'll wind up getting bloatware from Google and eBay. You could also give Nitro a try.

Nitro PDF Reader
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