You mzy want to try removing 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
I am not sure if the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility can do that. Once folders, files, or registry entries are disconnected from the uninstaller (e.g. by doing a Reader upgrade, or by uninstalling it from the control panel), the cleanup utility does not have anything left to look for.
I don't think that such a tool exists, certainly not from Adobe. I have heard good things about Revo Uninstaller, but I have never actually tried it. Maybe it's worth giving it a try?
Pat, you know much more about this than I do...
ok let me describe my question: is there a tool vom Adobe directly which cleans up all Adobe reader versions?
Such a tool exists for flashplayer for example, which works fine. So i hope such a "cleanuptool" was providet by adobe too.
otherwise i need all registry-entrys for the versions starting from version 8.0 to clean up all old versions, which is a lot of work.
PS: why i need that? we are providing softwaremanagement in our company. now we have differnet versions from adobe reader all over the company (around 2000 clients). we would like to have one version all over the company but need to remove all old things before, especially the reader itself and the language-packs.
Thank you for explaining the reason for needing such a tool. Unfortunately there is no such tool available from Adobe. (I know that Flash Player has a very good uninstaller, but Reader does not.)
What I would do if I were in your situation; I would write that tool myself. Since you have already different versions of Reader (and language packs) installed, you could research what each Reader version installs on a computer, then include all that in your removal tool.
I think that quite a numbe of people or companies would be interested in such a tool. Maybe you could even sell it to Adobe once it's completed