Why so many steps?
Login as administrator, start Adobe Reader, and check for updates.
I tried right clicking on the desktop icon for Reader to Run as Admin
and then tried to update. It didn't work.
As you run through this proccess you will notice the active proccesses in task manager,
After completing my work-around and unassigning admin privilige from AdobeARM.exe
as the active proccess in task manager...another reboot will be required to remove the
nag when boot into the desktop.
Its actually just a few simple steps taking 5-10 minutes that Adobe hasn't smoothed
out to make transparent in its installation procedures.
I'm hoping I can get some help. I have read through all the literature and your post, tried it all, but I'm still having the following issues with Reader:
1) Both Mozilla and Explorer crash when opening Adobe documents.
2) I also have an update notice that fails when I try to install it. I get the error code 1648, but I cannot find the code interpretation in the code listing.
3) I tried to uninstall Reader, but it won't uninstall.
4) When I tried the "Repair Adobe Reader Installation" from the Help menu, a screen flashes but does not open.
My version of Reader is 9.3.2. I have the update installed: CPSID_59351. There is a messsage that the update cannot be unstalled.
I too have had problems updating Reader 9.3 in Vista, XP, and Windows 7. Error messages related to not being administrator. After uninstalling and reinstalling 9.3 several times and still not being able to update to 9.3.3, I downloaded the updates from Adobe.com for 9.3.1, 9.3.2 and 9.3.3. Then I updated one at a time - they used Windows installer, when I double clicked on them. 9.3.1 updated with no issues. 9.3.2 and 9.3.3 kept showing errors (of the administator kind, like 1310, 1321) 6-10 each, which were easily overcome by clicking on Retry. Each ended successfully with the request to reboot. I never had problems with Adobe Reader updates beforeon any of these 3 platforms.