Need assistance. Have Reader 8.3.1 and want to uninstall and then install Reader X. When I use the Remove/Install Programs icon it advises the following;
This patch could not be opened. Verify that patch package exists and you can access it, or contact application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch paskage.
Just want to remove this program and install new version.
You can try using an uninstaller to remove Adobe Reader 8 (Microsoft Windows CleanUp Utility)
Once Adobe Reader 8 is removed you can Download Adobe Reader X from here : ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.3/en_US/AdbeRdr1013_en_US.exe
You may try running the Acrobat and Reader Cleanup Tool
Download Reader's full installer from
After downloading, restart your computer and run the installer before doing anything else.