Friday, July 6, 2007

Acrobat Reader Under Vista Install Trouble

I was having a heck of a time installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 under Vista.  I finally figured out how to get it to install.  The problem was that the installer would simply hang and not progress.  There would be nothing displayed on the screen and the setup process would need to be killed with the task manager.

The solution to the install problem is to simply run the setup in XP SP2 compatibility mode.  After that option is set under the properties the install progressed with no problems.

2 comments:

Mike said...

I had the same problem. And to think... I was trying to set up Acrobat reader 8 because of supposed "compatibility issues" between Acrobat 7 and Vista. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

I installed it 3 times..ONCE from the HP site itself and I STILL can't print out, fax, sign docs...NOTHING..AND it corrupted some of my other files on my computer! Some of them reinstated after I took it off my machine..some did not. WHAT TO DO????????