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Same version of Windows? Which one(s)?
Sorry. Windows XP Service Pack 3 (I think) is now installed - this was the same operating system as before, except the XP may have been service pack 2
Select the Acrobat 5 folder on the CD and start "setup". When you are done, you can go to the Adobe site and select the downloads>updates and Windows Acrobat. There are several updates there to download and install. Generally you install them in order unless it says otherwise. Of course you don't need to do the other languages and such. You will note the plugins for saving as XML (including HTML), Capture, etc. If you do not have those after installation, then you know where to find them. Bill
Thanks. I'd found that file earlier and thought it was the correct one, however when I click on it, sometimes nothing happens, othertimes the sand-dial comes on for maybe 15 seconds and then disappears and meanwhile nothing else ever happens... McAffe is supposed to be off, and no error messages are coming up from windows, Adobe or anything. it's like something is blocking it or it just doesn't work for some reason, but expect something to provide me with some sort of message. It is an educational version, but that shouldn't make any difference.
I just tried the Acrobat 5>setup.exe on VISTA (I did not do the install, just brought it up to the splash and continue button). That worked fine and then I canceled the install. It seems you did not get that far. My CD is for AA5.0, not AA5.0.5. The later I got on this machine (and XP) with the updates.
Of course, on VISTA I got a compatibility warning as I would expect. But continuing got me to the splash screen I mentioned. Bill
Don't know what the problem was, but I think it's been solved. I thought to check the task manager and and there were maybe a dozen setup.exe's "running"- I guess something went wrong with the first one and then each time I clicked on it again I started another one--- but they were all waiting for the first one to finish.
Anyway I've cleared them all and reset the computer and this time it seems to have installed itself ok....
Thanks for your assistance
My Acrobat 5.0 installed fine (original disk) but I get an error from Vista - "Acrobat 5.0 is incompatible with (Vista). I can't find any patch or any references to 5.0 and Vista in the Knowledgebase. Is there a patch? Should I just ignore the Vist alert? It appears to open files ok so far.
>- "Acrobat 5.0 is incompatible with (Vista). I can't find any patch
That's right. You would want 8.1 or later.
I have the same problem as described by Steve Burrage above. Except that nothing seems to resolve this issue. I am just unable to run the Setup.exe file to install Acrobat 5.0.5 on Microsoft XP. I am able to install the CD on other XP machines but not on mine.
It is a new laptop which I got with Vista on it. AA 5.0.5 couldnt be installed on Vista and after I converted the machine to XP it is still not working.
I tried after removing Adobe Reader and shutting off the Anti virus program. It just doesn't work.
I hope someone can suggest a solution.