There are several manuals and forms that I would like to view, but I am always advised that I must update my free version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Apparently, the new PDF files are not backward compatible.
When I go to the Adobe website, I see that the update size is 38mb. I don't want to tie up my phone line for fifteen hours, and I doubt that this PC could execute a transfer this big flawlessly. I called the Adobe 800 number in India, but I don't think that fellow could understand my question, or at least, couldn't answer it. Does this company have a physical address one could write to to ask this sort of question? I know only English, so am somewhat handicapped in communicating with global organizations.
Not sure what exactly you want to do - update to the latest Reader version? Yes, they are all in the ~30MB size. And I don't think that you can order the Adobe Reader installer on CD from Adobe.
The best would be if you could download the installer from another computer with a fast Internet connection, then put it on a portable medium like a memory stick or CD-ROM.
The Windows installers can be downloaded
You must uninstall Acrobat Reader 4.x before installing the 8.x or 9.x Reader.