I am attempting to uninstall Adobe 9.4.5 as it is no longer opening my pdf files, and reinstall, but I am recieving this error message when I try to remove the program,,,,,
This patch package cannot be opened. Verify the pacakge exists and that you can access it or contact the application vendo to verify that this is a valid window installed patch package.
It has been working fine up until a few days ago, and I keep getting a notice to update but its giving me the same message about the patch package.
Can anyone help me get this uninstalled and reinstalled as it is a pertinant to my work program.
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.