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I'm unable to uninstall Adobe Reader 7.0.8 from my HP Media Center computer. What can I do?

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I want to install the new version of Adobe Reader, but I'm unable to uninstall Adobe Reader 7.0.8. When I try to remove it, I receive a "This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package" message. What can I do?

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You should Download the latest version of Adobe Reader from and install it. It will itself prompt you to uninstall the previous version before installing the newer version.

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In order to remove the application from your computer, I suggest you to check the troubleshooting guide provided by Adobe Systems Incorporate. Also, you can force Adobe Reader to uninstall using Revo Uninstaller. It is a free utility developed by VS Revo Group that will remove the application by wiping out all traces of its presence from the system.

After that, try running AdwCleaner 2-3 times in a row to make sure that there are no leftover rogue registry keys or toolbars in your system.

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