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Adobe Reader XI takes several minutes to open

Posted on 2014-04-02
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Hi,

I've had intermittent problems with this version of the reader. The program opens without any issues when logged in as the Administrator, but takes a very long time when in as the user. Short of giving the user full Admin control, does anyone have a solution to this.

Note: I've already uninstalled, rebooted and re-installed Adobe Reader XI once. Didn't change anything. Also I've tried disabling Protected mode. Again, no joy.

thanks,
Stephen
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by:John Hurst
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Try installing from the full download file.   Uninstall Adobe Reader and restart the computer.

Go to:  ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/ and then to the version 11 folder. Download the full version 11 file.  

Install again from the file and see if the result is improved. I have Adobe V11 reader at clients with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machines and it opens fine.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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If you’ve already uninstalled Reader, this may be caused by something that remains on the system when you uninstall Reader (e.g. settings or registry keys). Here is what I would do:

Uninstall Reader, then download Adobe's Cleaner tool (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html) and run that. Reboot the computer, download Reader again and install.
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Hi All,

The issue turned out to be a DNS issue on my network, rather than an install issue. Thanks for your input.

Stephen
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