I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I went to the Adobe website to download Reader, Flask and Shock Wave. I have had to uninstall all of the above several times and it still doesnt work. I went to Microsoft and they tried various things and said that I would need to get support from Adobe. When i try to open Reader from my desktop, the little round circle spins and then stops and nothing happens. After a while I get an error message that says "Acrobat failed to connect to a DDE server". What ever that means. Then if I try to open a PDF file from a webpage, IE stops working and the program closes. Can someone help me. Adobe Reader worked fine on my Vista machine.