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Adobe Reader 9.1 Keeps Installing itself

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For some reason I have installed a custom package of adobe reader 9.1 but when i launch this program everytime it runs the windows installer and takes ages to launch. I cant figure whats causing this and its very annoying.

Any Ideas?
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You need to disable the auto updater. Menu Help Check for updates let it run and then disable it from the preferences button.

I don't have 9 with me at present but this worked for 8... I will check later if there is a registry tweak too.

Hth
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No sadly this did not fix my issue

Any other Ideas
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reg hack as follows, simply substitute the 8.0 with 9.0.
http://www.adobe.com/go/kb402050

hth
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No sadly this did not work either! I can disable the automatic updates via update options or registry but it does not fix my issue.
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Hm, I think I may have misunderstood.

The windows installer comes up when Windows is trying to reinstall something that may have been overwritten by your install or if is trying to install a add-on or new feature that it has been asked for by that program.

Is there any message as to what it is trying to install, or does it look for a source file that gives us a clue?

I suspect the custom package tries to install something on execute similar to the updater (hence my earlier post)

Worst case you may have to remove and install the 'normal' setup.
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