Adobe Reader wont install and i have no adobe?
've tried to download Adobe Reader 8.1.2 numerous times and ways now, but it keeps coming up with the same message;
Error 1406. Could not write value installed to key \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
OptionalComponents\MSFS. Verify that you have
sufficient access to that key, or contact your support
I have Windows Vista on my laptop, and used to have an older version of Adobe Reader until I decided to update it and in turn erased the old file and the new one is not installing correctly. I went through the various solutions; taking down my firewall, downloading the Acrobat ACL repair utility, and I just can't figure out how to get it to install. Thank you for your time.
Note: a link is provided to the adobe website where i first posted this question
I am looking for step by step instructions on how to fix this problem, if anyone can help, please and thank you
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There seems some real good problem with installation.
This error may have come because you have not properly uninstalled your earlier version
it is actually registry error.
try following links to download full version of software:
If you have completely downloaded setup and if it is giving such error.
Try following solutions:
1) Use registry cleaner or repairer software. It will clean this entry which is giving you error.
You may manually also use regedit command in run and then locate above enrty and delete it. If after entering regedit in run and enter if your system is restarting then it is a virus.
Now try installing software after restart.
2) There is a process which is running at background which is using that registry key. So find out which is that process. It could be virus also. Use task manager and in processes use end process tree for that process.
once you do that then you can try installing it. This time do not restart as that process may start again.
3) Use advance uninstaller softwares which easily uninstall any previous softwares that you had. In case they are not uninstalled properly. They will wipe out that left fragments of earlier part and then after restart you can install adobe easily.
I hope this fully solves your problem.
- 5 years ago
I have seen this happen if your trying to open a PDF file either in Internet Explorer from a link or sometimes even by double clicking on a file say on your desktop. What is happening is there is a dialog box in the background asking for you to agree to something. Try using <ALT><TAB> to see if there is another box in the background, also try running Adobe Reader by just opening the program and not by opening a PDF file. If that is not the problem then try a reinstall but I would do a uninstall then install. If all else fails there is another reader that is pretty nice called FoxIT.