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It's not recommended nor supported to have both on a Windows machine.
I know... I've read this into the article of version 7.
but is it possible?
I had a similar issue and wanted both versions. I called Adobe and they said DONT!! capital letters and exclamation marks. So I did. I suggest you dont do this and I have only tested it a few times and it may well mess your system - so DONT !!!!
I had 7 on my sytem and wanted both 7 and 8
I renamed the \adobe\acrobat 7.0 folder \xxacrobat 7
I renamed the folder \adobe reader 7 folder to \xxadobe reader 7.
I then installed Acrobat 8 from Adobe.com and it didnt take the folders away, so I changed the names back again.
PDFs automatically open with 8, even if you use Open with and find the path to AcroRd32.exe in the Adobe 7.0\Reader folder.
If you open the AcroRd32.exe in the Reader 7 folder and then use File Open it appears to open your document in Vrsion 7.0.
Please dont do this on a system that you care if it never loads again - else enjoy.
Since doing this I dowloaded a Reader 7 update. This has now changed the priority of which version opens automatically (now its 7). I have since tested it on a pharmaceutical regulatory site with interactive PFDs and it seems to work fine.
I will update when it all crashes and I get fired