When was that?

August 23, 2010

I had some issues installing an Adobe Acrobat 9.x update  over the weekend (eventually I didn’t install it as it stuffed up my PDF printer driver… but that’s another story).

One of the suggestions from Adobe’s website was to repair the Acrobat installation using Add/Remove, so I tried that (it didn’t work, by the way). And while I was doing that I saw this in the Add/Remove programs list:

I last used Adobe Acrobat in February 2073! Wow! I wonder how they calculated that date.

By the way, the update error I had (Error 1402) was to do with insufficient permissions on a Microsoft Windows registry key. I was logged in under full admin permissions, but I added explicit permissions to that key anyway. That didn’t work. So I tried repairing using Add/Remove — that didn’t work either. I then tried repairing via Acrobat 9.x and that seemed to work — I got my PDF printer driver back. But I’m loathe to try installing the update again in case it breaks… again. Two hours later and I’m no better off than I was before. The only thing I’ve discovered is that others have had this same error on and off for a few years. But no-one seems to have a solution that works.

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