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      06-07-2006
No problem. I did a system restore and recovered Adobe.
I was mistaken, it was Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and Adobe Reader 5.0 that I have
installed.


"John Barnes" wrote:

> And has a link to the download on almost every page that has a pdf link.
>
>
> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I went over to Adobe web page and unfortunately they only give you a 30 day
> > free trial.
> > I had ADOBE ACROBAT READER 7.0, I am pretty sure of that. If the computer
> > you are using has windows XP SP 2, I would kindly appreciate it if you
> > could
> > tell me what ADOBE program came pre-installed with your computer, to see
> > if I
> > am not mistaken.
> >
> >
> > "Tony Sperling" wrote:
> >
> >> Surf on over to Adobe and download it - it's free!
> >>
> >> ;0)
> >>
> >> Tony. . .
> >>
> >>
> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> > Yes, I agree. I better leave it alone. But here comes another problem.
> >> > Yesterday, I was going through the add-remove list, trying to find any
> >> > other
> >> > programs that I might not need. I do not know if I was asleep or
> >> > something,
> >> > but I accidently REMOVED ADOBE ACROBAT READER 7.0. This program came
> >> > originally installed on the computer when I bought it. (PART of WINDOWS
> >> > XP
> >> > SP2). Damn, now what can I do?
> >> >
> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> If you are referring to regclean it hasn't been supported in years,
> >> >> but
> >> >> it
> >> >> does work and will clean up some entries. Leaving everything alone is
> >> >> also
> >> >> a very good option.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> > How about that registry cleaner tool from Microsoft? If it will put
> >> >> > things
> >> >> > back to normal, I might try it. No, this is not the registryman.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> You may get rid of all entries, but will get rid of most with Yahoo
> >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> Google. You will have to get rid of Trend manually, and I know
> >> >> >> nothing
> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> MS antispy, but you can try to install it and if it installs, you
> >> >> >> can
> >> >> >> then
> >> >> >> uninstall. You can also take Graham's advice and do nothing.
> >> >> >> Is this related to the registryman posts of some time ago which
> >> >> >> Darryll
> >> >> >> recommended reinstalling?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> >> > Ok, I will reinstall google and yahoo and then uninstall to clean
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > registry completely. What can I do about the MS-antspyware and
> >> >> >> > Trend
> >> >> >> > micro,
> >> >> >> > the same process?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> Remember that the only entries you eliminated for Yahoo and
> >> >> >> >> Google
> >> >> >> >> were
> >> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> uninstall entries. The only way to clean out all the registry
> >> >> >> >> entries
> >> >> >> >> is
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> >> reinstall and then uninstall those programs using the add/remove
> >> >> >> >> panel.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> >> >> >I went through all of them at the registry location you
> >> >> >> >> >mentioned,
> >> >> >> >> >and
> >> >> >> >> >yes,
> >> >> >> >> >I
> >> >> >> >> > found a couple with google and MS antispy, and Trend micro.
> >> >> >> >> > Took
> >> >> >> >> > them
> >> >> >> >> > out
> >> >> >> >> > also.
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > I looked at the other address mentioned, but the Wow6432Node
> >> >> >> >> > does
> >> >> >> >> > not
> >> >> >> >> > show
> >> >> >> >> > up.
> >> >> >> >> > Anyhow, I looked at the Add Remove list now, and bingo! The
> >> >> >> >> > yahoo
> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > google
> >> >> >> >> > are gone.
> >> >> >> >> > In relation to the Trend micro and MS antispyware, they are
> >> >> >> >> > still
> >> >> >> >> > there,
> >> >> >> >> > but
> >> >> >> >> > now the add remove buttons are gone!
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > "Martin S." wrote:
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> If your running XP x64 you will need to look here too...
> >> >> >> >> >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> >> >> >> > They warn you from ther start!
> >> >> >> >> >> > It looks like you have to be very careful.
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > "Graham" wrote:
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> I think you need the MSI installer cleanup tool. It's from
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Microsoft,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> let me see if I can find it ... I think it's this one
> >> >> >> >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;290301
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Make sure you don't tell it to remove things you really
> >> >> >> >> >> >> have
> >> >> >> >> >> >> installed!
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Graham.
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

 
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No problem. I did a system restore and recovered Adobe.
I was mistaken, it was Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and Adobe Reader 5.0 that I have
installed.


"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> You are confusing Adobe Acrobat with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Acrobat is
> expensive. The reader is free.
>
> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I went over to Adobe web page and unfortunately they only give you a 30 day
> > free trial.
> > I had ADOBE ACROBAT READER 7.0, I am pretty sure of that. If the computer
> > you are using has windows XP SP 2, I would kindly appreciate it if you
> > could
> > tell me what ADOBE program came pre-installed with your computer, to see
> > if I
> > am not mistaken.
> >
> >
> > "Tony Sperling" wrote:
> >
> >> Surf on over to Adobe and download it - it's free!
> >>
> >> ;0)
> >>
> >> Tony. . .
> >>
> >>
> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> > Yes, I agree. I better leave it alone. But here comes another problem.
> >> > Yesterday, I was going through the add-remove list, trying to find any
> >> > other
> >> > programs that I might not need. I do not know if I was asleep or
> >> > something,
> >> > but I accidently REMOVED ADOBE ACROBAT READER 7.0. This program came
> >> > originally installed on the computer when I bought it. (PART of WINDOWS
> >> > XP
> >> > SP2). Damn, now what can I do?
> >> >
> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> If you are referring to regclean it hasn't been supported in years,
> >> >> but
> >> >> it
> >> >> does work and will clean up some entries. Leaving everything alone is
> >> >> also
> >> >> a very good option.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> > How about that registry cleaner tool from Microsoft? If it will put
> >> >> > things
> >> >> > back to normal, I might try it. No, this is not the registryman.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> You may get rid of all entries, but will get rid of most with Yahoo
> >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> Google. You will have to get rid of Trend manually, and I know
> >> >> >> nothing
> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> MS antispy, but you can try to install it and if it installs, you
> >> >> >> can
> >> >> >> then
> >> >> >> uninstall. You can also take Graham's advice and do nothing.
> >> >> >> Is this related to the registryman posts of some time ago which
> >> >> >> Darryll
> >> >> >> recommended reinstalling?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> >> > Ok, I will reinstall google and yahoo and then uninstall to clean
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > registry completely. What can I do about the MS-antspyware and
> >> >> >> > Trend
> >> >> >> > micro,
> >> >> >> > the same process?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "John Barnes" wrote:
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> Remember that the only entries you eliminated for Yahoo and
> >> >> >> >> Google
> >> >> >> >> were
> >> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> uninstall entries. The only way to clean out all the registry
> >> >> >> >> entries
> >> >> >> >> is
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> >> reinstall and then uninstall those programs using the add/remove
> >> >> >> >> panel.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> >> >> >I went through all of them at the registry location you
> >> >> >> >> >mentioned,
> >> >> >> >> >and
> >> >> >> >> >yes,
> >> >> >> >> >I
> >> >> >> >> > found a couple with google and MS antispy, and Trend micro.
> >> >> >> >> > Took
> >> >> >> >> > them
> >> >> >> >> > out
> >> >> >> >> > also.
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > I looked at the other address mentioned, but the Wow6432Node
> >> >> >> >> > does
> >> >> >> >> > not
> >> >> >> >> > show
> >> >> >> >> > up.
> >> >> >> >> > Anyhow, I looked at the Add Remove list now, and bingo! The
> >> >> >> >> > yahoo
> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > google
> >> >> >> >> > are gone.
> >> >> >> >> > In relation to the Trend micro and MS antispyware, they are
> >> >> >> >> > still
> >> >> >> >> > there,
> >> >> >> >> > but
> >> >> >> >> > now the add remove buttons are gone!
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > "Martin S." wrote:
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> If your running XP x64 you will need to look here too...
> >> >> >> >> >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> "David Ekman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >> >> >> >> > They warn you from ther start!
> >> >> >> >> >> > It looks like you have to be very careful.
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > "Graham" wrote:
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> I think you need the MSI installer cleanup tool. It's from
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Microsoft,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> let me see if I can find it ... I think it's this one
> >> >> >> >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;290301
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Make sure you don't tell it to remove things you really
> >> >> >> >> >> >> have
> >> >> >> >> >> >> installed!
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Graham.
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
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