3 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2011 7:07 PM by bls 316

    Adobe Reader 8/new Adobe Reader version

    bls 316

      I am currently running Adobe Reader 8.2.6 on a Windows XP SP3 laptop.  I'm having problems with purchased pdf books on my Sony eReader (it keeps freezing the reader) and I'm considering trying to update my Adobe Reader to at least a 9.x.  Reading the current issues being experienced with version 10 of Adobe makes me want to wait a bit.


      My question:  Do I have to uninstall Adobe Reader 8 before I install version 9 or even 10, or do these versions remove older versions of Adobe Reader?


      While I'm at it, I also have Adobe Reader 7.x on a Windows XP SP3 Media Center Edition desktop and I really should get a newer version of Reader on there.  Same question, does Adobe Reader 7 have to be uninstalled first?

        • 2. Re: Adobe Reader 8/new Adobe Reader version
          CtDave Level 5

          Just some observations:


          For purchased eBooks that are "PDF"; typically these have digital rights management (DRM) applied and must be used in conjunction with Adobe's Digital Editions rather than Adobe Reader.


          A good practice to engage prior to install of a newer Adobe Reader - Uninstall the version being replaced.


          Be well...

          • 3. Re: Adobe Reader 8/new Adobe Reader version
            bls 316 Level 1

            Thank you.


            I would like to read my purchased PDF's on my Sony eReader.  That would be my preference.  I can transfer them to the Sony reader either by using the Adobe Digital Editions software or the Sony Reader Library software.  I can also read the books on my laptop with either one of those programs, and that's actually better than just using Adobe Reader because you can't even set bookmarks in Adobe Reader. Ultimately, though, I would prefer the convenience of the eReader.  I've had one of the purchased PDF's freeze my reader occasionally, and another one was really bad.  I'm just doing some trouble shooting with that issue, trying to rule out possible causes.  I thought my having what could be considered an 'old' version of Adobe Reader might be a possible cause.  I'm still working on this anyway.


            Thanks again, so uninstall old versions first.