I just had a major problem with Vista Business. Vista required re-activation - and demanded that I reinstall Vista. Fortunately I found a workaround and was able to activate over the phone without doing a re-installation, which would have involved reformatting the hard drive. The whole episode, including finding solutions on the internet, only took about three hours
The reason I'm wondering if it was Adobe is that the Adobe Reader update is the only change to my computer in the past 24 hours. I allowed the update installation after a message asking me to do so, as part of the automatic notification.
I'm curious if anyone else has had the same or similar problem.
It might not be Adobe Reader at all of course. I just thought it a coincidence and worth posting about here, just in case there is a problem with the latest build.
(I won't be re-installing the Reader because I have Adobe Acrobat 8, as part of Adobe Design Premium - so won't be without a pdf reader altogether. Haven't tried the full Acrobat yet - but hopefully it's okay.)
Neither Reader nor Acrobat should cause a problem. If you had Acrobat and Reader installed and then uninstalled Reader you will need to re-install Acrobat since both Reader and Acrobat share resources. This is one of many reasons Adobe doesn't recommend or support computers that have both Reader and Acrobat installed.
Thanks, Michael. I didn't know about it being unsupported when both are installed on the same computer. I'll check the installation of Acrobat 8 Prof. It works so far (ie opens, saves etc) but I haven't checked it in all situations (eg in a web browser).