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How can I install Reader on a computer with no internet?

Feb 9, 2013 2:46 PM

Tags: #reader_download

I have an old Dell laptop with XP on it. It can not hook up to the internet. I want to put Reader on it so I can use the laptop to open shop manuals I have that are Adobe (PDF) files. I've tried several times to download different versions of reader (on my new computer which I then put on a thumb drive) and it tries to install them but eventually towards the end seeks to connect to the internet to look for updates or whatever. There must be a way to download a copy of reader (probably an older version like 9) on my new laptop so I can copy the file to the old laptop and install it without the program needing to go to the internet for something. HOW???

 
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:56 PM   in reply to DeereDave

    You can download the full offline installer from http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 9:37 AM   in reply to DeereDave

    Something funny here. The downloads from that link are full offline installers, so they are not supposed to need an internet connection to work, and have been installed by many without a hitch. Did you copy the installer to the HD of your old computer before running it?

     

    In any case, this one should work:

     

    ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 8:36 PM   in reply to DeereDave

    I agree with Claudio; this is very unusual.  Do you have an older Reader version installed on that XP system?  If so, can you remove it using http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html and try the install again?

     

    Note that this uninstaller will also remove Acrobat if it's installed on the same system.

     
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:23 PM   in reply to DeereDave

    You could try buying the program itself at Best-Buy and installing it.  I couldn't imagine a new copy needing any updates right away.

     
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    Feb 11, 2013 4:58 PM   in reply to Gibson69

    Gibson69 wrote:

     

    You could try buying the program itself at Best-Buy and installing it.

    Adobe Reader is a free program; anyone selling it is probably doing this illegally.

     
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    Feb 11, 2013 5:03 PM   in reply to DeereDave

    Another thing to try: download, then run the MSI installer http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.5.0/en_US/AdbeR dr950_en_US.msi

     

    If you still get the error with the MSI update, can you post a screenshot of it?  (See http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933)

     
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