I attempted to download Reader X and I ran into an error.
Can't retrieve essential parameter (16299.301.746)
When I press okay, it goes back to the Adobe Download Manager screen and nothing happens.
In an attempt to circumvent this issue, I uninstalled everything related to Reader on my machine and it didn't help. Now, I don't have it on my machine at all and have no program to access PDFs as all.
Any idea on how to fix this issue. Adobe Reader 9 was working fine and I got a note to upgrade and then this happened.
My problem was fixed by using the Adobe ftp rather than the downloader. I found the ftp link in another post after I originally posted this question. I thanked the person that posted it.
Go to this link if you have the same problem: