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Unable To Install CS5 Because We Can't Uninstall Adobe Acrobat 8

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We had a copy of Adobe CS3.  Adobe Acrobat 8 has never worked right since day one.  We uninstalled CS3 and tried to install CS5.  Everything installed fine except for Adobe Acrobat.  I tried to manually remove it via this KB:

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/manually-remove-acrobat-8-windows.html

to no avail and also there is no reference in Add/Remove Programs.

I found this KB:

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/error-1714-acrobat-reader.html

but the fix it wizard didn't help and we don't have the original media (can't find it at office).

How can we get rid of all traces of the old version and install the new version (without completely reloading Windows)?!
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jcimarron earned 500 total points
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gta2011--There is an outside chance Revouninstaller could uninstall it for you.  Normally I would suggest reinstalling the old version first, but I understand you do not have the installation disk.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

Have you considered phoning or emailing Adobe support?
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by:gta2011
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jcimarron: Revo won't work because Windows doesn't recognize it as an installed program.  I really don't want to call Adobe support and be guide by a script by a guy half a world away.
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by:nobus
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revo will only work if the program is reinstalled first - so reinstall Adobe 8 first then use Revo
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