I re-installed Acrobat. I got a few messages that said "printer is not installed" but I clicked through them and installation went OK. Same spooler problem.
I then tried the http://support.micro...kb;en-us;810894 solution, and the same thing again.
I re-installed my printer per MS instructions (again), and I get no error messages. According to the Brother installation, the installation went OK. But when I look for printers in Control Panel, the Brother is not there.
So of course I click on Add Printer, and the spooler stops. very frustrating !