I have Vista 64bit service pack 2. I download the installer exe program fine. After trying to run it, nothing happens. It does show up under task monitor processes but with no activity. I have tried 3 browsers, IE9, Chrome and Firefox. All with the same result. I had reader 9 and kept getting a message to install 10 and it would not work so I uninstalled 9 and now have no reader. I also have no Adobe entries when using Windows Install tool. I also have tried disabling my Avast AV program and then turning it off all together with msconfig. Also when I go to the direct download link I can put in my OS but it will not let me put in language or version. The same thing happens when trying to get an older version. I also tried adjusting my IE9 security settings per this site help files.
Any sugestions on what to try from here? I do have Flash player 10 ActiveX, Flash player 10 plug in and Spelling dictionaries Support for reader 9. Maybe uninstall some or all of these?
Thanks in advance for any help.
You may want to try the following.
Remove all traces of Reader (not only the program) from your system using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. This is no longer supported by Microsoft because it can produce problems with Win 7, but you can still download it from from places like
Then, download the Reader installer from
and perform a clean install.
The Windows Installer Cleanup shows no reader entries. Also the link you show does the same as the link I tried for the direct download here http://get.adobe.com/reader/direct/ It lets me enter the OS but not the language or version.
Do you think I should try removing the flash player also?