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ADOBE READER - Create an association in the Folder Options control panel

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ADOBE READER download and installation problem.

When I try to install ADOBE Reader 8, I get the following message:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel. Last error: 1155. Unable to launch AOM File. Create Process Return Code 11134528.

*(They flash up very quickly.)

I have installed an older Adobe version (6) without incident. I deleted any traces of Adobe that I can find from the 3 attempts to install version 8. I saved it to the desktop, one time to try to run it, also. I also tried the full installer too: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.0/enu/AdbeRdr80_en_US.exe 
I have seen various ideas online, in the Adobe User Forum, ... but what is the best and correct  solution?
I have seen solutions to the Runtime Errors, it creates, also. I solved that.
I have a Dell Optiplex, GX 260 XP Home SP 2 with a Lexmark x6170 MFC, ADSL2+.

Robert GUY
AUSTRALIA
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hmm you are aware that adobe comes with windows in the version 5, i think your best option is to repair re-instal.
Or run a system file checker go to start run type in sfc /scannow insert your xpsp2 cd. close the welcome screen.

 XP Home SP 2 <<<  I just need you to confirm  that you have the xps2 xpcd not the upgrade. ie that sp2 is not installed after sp1
If you have a full xpsp2 install disc, re-installing will not effect your files.
Defrag your HDD first and run a disc cleanup.

You'll need the COA that is on the back of your tower.
This is not a recovery.
okay to perform a reinstallation of Windows XP, sometimes called a repair installation?
Configure your computer (bios)  to start from the CD-ROM drive. Then insert your Windows XP Setup CD,  F10 to save and exit the bios restarts your computer.

When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
 
Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
 
 Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
 
In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
 
 Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box,  take your time and look, highlight your C drive. and then press R to repair Windows XP.
 
 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

 Here is some extra help illustrating the steps look below the typing.
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
 good Luck
Merete
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see if this assists you as well.
Remove Adobe Reader 6.x (Windows XP and 2000)
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=327675

How to repair PDF File Associations broken by
Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional on Private CFS XP Clients  
http://www.le.ac.uk/cc/cchelp/acrobat6repair.html

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