Please download Cleanup Utility.You can download the same from:
Though microsoft has discontinued its support, still it can be of some help in removing your app.
Once you have removed Reader 9.1.3 from your system,you can install reader 10.1.1 from:
The reboot worked for the installation of Adobe Reader X using the Safari Browser.
After the installation of the latest version of Adobe Reader I opened control panel > add remove programs and attempted to remove Adobe Reader 9.1.3 and it failed to remove. The same response was visible.
When viewing the users on CTNET (http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Windows-Installer-Cleanup-Utility/3000-18512_4-15905.ht ml ) they replied that the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility did not work properly for Windows XP. I have not downloaded/installed it yet.
Have you used the Revo iuninstaller? Any pitfalls to know about? Again I had installed it but have not learned how to use it yet.
If you think the Windows Installer Clean Up will still work on Windows XP let me know about any pitfalls before I download and install it.
The file sizes are:
Adobe Reader 9.1.3 138MB
Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) 115MB
I was able to solve this problem with the inability to uninstall adobe reader 9.1.3 and this program is now uninstalled by viewing control panel > add remove programs.
It happened by luck by using a battery of Microsoft Fix its. To tune up my computer I ran one fix it after another and then found one that Troubleshoots installation and uninstallition problems.
Automatically diagnoses problems that can prevent installing and uninstalling programs on your computer. Assists with programs that will not uninstall correctly and programs blocking installation of new program installations.
It found corrupt patch registry keys and fixed it.
I selected the program that I wanted to uninstall and it was successful in uninstalling the older edition of adobe reader:
Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooterPublisher details Issues found Cannot install or uninstall a programCannot install or uninstall a program Looks for problems that can stop you installing and uninstalling a programFixed Uninstall and cleanup? Adobe Reader 9.1.3Succeeded Issues checked Corrupt Patch Registry keysCorrupt Patch Registry keys Detects corrupt or missing patch cacheChecked Problem registry keyProblem registry key Detects problems with the registry (Wow64 issue)Checked Issues foundDetection details 6Cannot install or uninstall a programFixed Looks for problems that can stop you installing and uninstalling a program Uninstall and cleanup? Adobe Reader 9.1.3Succeeded Looks for problems that can stop you installing and uninstalling a program Issues checkedDetection details 6Corrupt Patch Registry keysChecked Detects corrupt or missing patch cache Fixing patch registry problemsNot Run Detected patch registry problems 6Problem registry keyChecked Detects problems with the registry (Wow64 issue) Fixing the problem registry key (Wow64 issue)Not Run Finding and removing the problem registry key (Wow64 issue) Detection details Collection information Computer Name: AN Windows Version:5.1 Architecture:x86 Time:10/12/2011 10:19:52 AM Publisher details Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter Looks for problems that can stop you installing and uninstalling a program Package Version:1.2 Publisher:Microsoft Corporation