Adobe Reader 8.1.1 hasn't worked on my computer for years. Today I downloaded version x (10.1.4) and it works fine. I am running windows xp sp3.
I tried to remove the earlier version and it wouldn't remove. I got the message, "This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package. I am assuming this patch was on an update long ago that didn't load.
Any ideas on how I can remove this old version of adobe reader? Thanks!
My suggestion would be to try using this tool to remove all traces of Reader, including your latest installation:
Then, you can install the version you want by downloading the appropriate offline Reader installer from
Thank you for your suggestion. I did find an acrobatcleaner but it was only for versions of 9 & 10, not the 8 version which is the problem.