I am having problems loading adobe reader 9. I get "This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exista and that you can access it or contact the vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package." The problem started when I could not open adobe documents. I tried to uninstall adobe reader, but it wouldnot let me. I then uninstalled all adobe products through the windows install clean up wizard. I then ran a registry cleaner. When I tried to re-install it comes back with this above message. I have tried both Firefox and IE8 with no luck.
If you're trying to "Run" the application through the downloader, you might want to look into saving the installer file to your desktop and running it as a "stand alone".
I get troubles with most things I try to install through the browser downloader in IE and some times in Firefox. As a rule, unless I can't save it, I do.
Things like Flash player and Shockwave have to install through the browser most times, but I've even got them saved for installs if I need.