I am running Windows XP on my laptop and I recently allowed Adobe to update to Adobe Reader X. I immediately encountered the problem of not being able to open PDF documents and then Reader X just stopped working all together.
Now I can not uninstall it or reload any older version at all. In all cases I get an error message stating that "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable" and then askes for the location of the file AcroRead.msi. This file does not exist anywhere on my laptop.
Any idea how I can remove Adobe reader from this machine? I have tried all of the manual removal suggestions and always end up with the above mentioned problem.
You may want to try the following.
Remove all traces of Reader (not only the program) from your system using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. This is no longer supported by Microsoft because it can produce problems with Win 7, but you can still download it from from places like
Then, download the Reader installer from