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Windows 7: Could not find Adobe Acrobat error

14 Apr 2009   #11


You should *really* read that thread I linked....

I cannot vouchsafe one way or another about Foxit, but with other products bundled with Ask, just b/c you untick does not mean it does *not* get installed.

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14 Apr 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Ive checked installed programs, checked program files and manage Add-ons in IE and nothings there. No short cut to ask was installed either.

As with any of these dodgy installers, the offending bits can be removed after installation and you can continue using the main program.
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14 Apr 2009   #13


Again, it is hte philosophy behind the developer's rationale to bind with said Ask. I know I can get rid of it, but why bother?

Besides, I ahve a licensed Academic Acrobat Pro, but even if I didn't, I'd much rather use the Open Source PDFCreator
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14 Apr 2009   #14

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Try running IE8 in 32 bit mode.

IE8 (x-64) doesn't have Adobe flash compatability -- so I wouldn't be surprised if PDF didn't work either.

(Ensure of course that you've either installed Adobe Acrobat (commercial program) or Adobe Reader (Free) on your system.

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15 Apr 2009   #15


Hmm, I didn't think about that....

However I assumed that it was b/c of the 7.x build, as I don't think you can install 7 on Vista and have it work at all....

Adobe Reader 7.0.9 system requirements


  • Intel Pentium or equivalent processor
  • Microsoft Windows NT with Service Pack 6 or 6a, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, 3, or 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 1 or 2
  • 128MB of RAM (256MB recommended for complex forms or large documents)
  • Up to 90MB of available hard-disk space
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, 6, or 7; Firefox 1.0, 1.5, or 2; Mozilla 1.7; Netscape 7.1 or 8.0
Vista is not mentioned until the 8 series.
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15 Apr 2009   #16

El Capitan / Windows 10

Just use Sumatra Sumatra PDF viewer by Krzysztof Kowalczyk

Teeny tiny, fast, works on all versions of 7
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15 Apr 2009   #17


Sumatra is good - I have it on my PortableApps UFD, just forgot about it.

But I have a license for Acrobat Pro, so I use that myself....
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16 Apr 2009   #18

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I prefer to *avoid* Foxit as they bundle with toolbar.

Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on) - Calendar Of Updates

As for it recognizing the OS as NT, do a *manual* DL for Adobe Reader for Windows Vista - use Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions
I do that, everything's ok now! :)
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