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You CANNOT revert to 5.0, unless you have a different Reader
The current redistribution license ONLY allows you to ship the current
version of Reader, with no exemptions for technical difficulties, it
The popular wisdom is that you have not been able to run Reader from
CD from a number of releases ago (though it may have luckily worked if
Reader was already on the system).
While this may work on a machine with Reader already installed, I
would be concerned that it will not work on a machine without it.
I found the fix on my own. For some strange reason you need to remove the second period in the autorun.inf file.
correct syntax is "open= .\reader\AcroRd32.exe \Start_Menu.pdf"
incorrect systax was "open= ..\reader\AcroRd32.exe \Start_Menu.pdf"
Strange that the incorrect version worked with 5.0 and not 8.1.2. Oh well.
Not to worry. I tested this CD on three different machines that did not have any version of adobe products installed on the machine and it loaded correctly. However, they all were XP systems and I did not test with vista, 2000 or ME but those systems are not my target audience and I have no computers to test on.
Can anyone give additional details on how to correct the syntax below for windows xp:
"open= .\reader\AcroRd32.exe \Start_Menu.pdf"
I am not sure what your question is. "open= .\reader\AcroRd32.exe \Start_Menu.pdf" is the correct syntax for my particular CD to work in XP. The reader executable file is in the reader directory and my custom "Start_Menu.pdf" is the pdf that launches to direct the user through the various menus in the CD.
Does this help?
Thank you for your response. I'm just searching how to correct my problem like everyone else out there. Thank you anyway.
What is your problem? Maybe I can help.
Thank you, Shaun persistence has paid off. I fixed it myself. I am using Windows XP and recently upgraded to Acrobat Reader 8. I have had a week of computer disasters one right after the other. So I had no choice but to install the new updated version. I'm sure I will like it now. Here is a fix for anyone else with the same issue that I had.
1. Right clicked Adobe Reader icon on Desktop
2. Choose Properties
3. Clicked the Compatibility tab
4. Compatibility Mode: Run this compatibility mode for: I unchecked it since mine was set for Windows 95 since I did not have a choice of Windows XP.
5. Click Apply, then click OK to close the properties window
6. It worked finally