0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2008 8:19 AM by (Paul_Schuesler)

    Reader 9 install error FIXED!

      I was having the same problem as many of you in the

      "Adobe Reader 9 won't install" topic http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b5b178/0

      I would get to 99.99% and watch the installer close.

      The following steps worked for me, YMMV.

      DISCLAIMER! I make no warranty this will work for you! Follow these steps at your own peril and don't complain to me if your computer melts down or if you experience any of the following:
      chronic halitosis
      hair loss
      hair growth
      your dog runs away
      your significant other runs away
      IRS audits
      alien abduction
      meteor strikes to your barn

      Uninstall all previous versions of reader.
      Open Regedit and search for "ADOBE".
      Delete all keys that you find. I found at least three.

      Grab the following file from Adobe's ftp site. AdbeRdr90_en_US_Std.exe This version is the standard, no AIR/ADOBE.COM installer. I don't know what the StdA or StdE versions are, nor do I particularly care. The Std one worked for me.


      I would also suggest trying the above install without editing the registry incase the problem was the ADOBE AIR or ADOBE.COM install add-ons.

      Good luck!