Manually removing Acrobat 7 Pro
Posted 26 December 2005 - 02:23 PM
Posted 26 December 2005 - 02:31 PM
Click start then search, include hidden and system files, look for adobe, delete the adobe 7 entries
Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here
Tune Up 2006 Trial
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.
Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot
Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors
These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection (without an internet connection if applicable) from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
(Skip this if you do not connect to the internet with this PC) After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
Posted 26 December 2005 - 07:27 PM
Posted 26 December 2005 - 07:39 PM
Set a system restore point first and only send them as far as the recycle bin, reboot the PC and check it runs OK, if Adobe moans then you can restore the files from the recycle bin to their original location
Do you have access to the installation software for the other Adobe products
Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:03 PM
In case you were asking what does it do, it looks for registry keys which apply to programmes which are no longer present, it removes those to leave the registry comprised only of the keys for installed software
Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:21 PM
The problem seems to have started when I added a new drive which became a new C: drive.....when I started to use acrobat 7 from the new c: drive, I believe acrobat sensed a change in configuration and wouldn't work....it's never showed up in the control panel "add/remove programs" list so I've been trying to manually get rid of all traces to start over but I still seem to get that same message quoted above when I try to re-install....
Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:26 PM
Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:49 AM
Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:59 AM
When you right click any file, you now have the option to delete file(s) on next boot, click this and you will get a request success screen, reboot whenever you want and you will not see the file(s) again, so be careful to select only files you do not need
Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:02 PM
What does this mean? I should mention that I still see acrobat 7 on an "F:" drive (which was the original site of installation before I installed a new "C:" drive and things were copied onto the new C: from the old C: (now the "F:) drive. Do I need to get rid of the acrobat 7 items in the F: drive? What's the easiest way to do this?
Thanks for your time, help, and patience.
Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:09 PM
Install it to the same drive windows is on, you click browse if the install to location is any different
Posted 29 December 2005 - 07:25 AM
Somehow, there's still some residual part of acrobat 7 that I'm not able to get rid of! Any comments?
Posted 29 December 2005 - 07:38 AM
Click + next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER then click + next to software then + next to adobe, click the words adobe reader, click delete and confirm
Repat this with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Reboot and run tune up disc clean up and then registry clean up, try to install adobe reader
Posted 30 December 2005 - 05:53 AM
In the registry, under Adobe, I show this branch :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat\PDFMaker with a 7.0 directory under that and I also have HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller with a 7.0 under that and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Elements with a 7.0 under that and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat PDFMaker with 7.0 under that and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat with a 7.0 directory under that.
Which do I delete? Shouldn't the TUNE UP 2006 have taken care of these already in previoius steps?
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