Vista - Adobe Reader installer error

By kennethpletz ·
While attempting to upgrade adobe acrobat reader from version 7 to 8, it seems to be installing ok, then all of a sudden I get a message that says the Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder. Well, I am using an administrator account and have turned off User account control. I am using Vista ultimate and of course have tons of free gigs of space.

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Workaround: Vista - Adobe Reader installer error

by techrepublic In reply to Vista - Adobe Reader inst ...

I have had the same problem, and have tried an old workaround that appears to have solved the problem for me.

1. Run the main EXE which will unpack the setup to [C:\Users\<User>\AppData\LocalLow\Netopsystems\temp\Adobe Reader 8.0\]
2. When you get the error message, copy this directory to the root of C:
3. Run setup.exe from your copied C:\Adobe Reader 8.0\

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Turn on UAC is solution !

by ozren.sirola In reply to Workaround: Vista - Adobe ...

I had a same problem but I discover solution.
And this is simple solution "Turn on User Access Control" or UAC !
And you will get question from Vista UAC if Adobe program have permission to start "Setup.exe" located in temp directory, simple click "Allow" and Adobe Reader is installed.

So my suggestion to all Vista users DO NOT turn OFF UAC ! Then you will not have any problems like this.

Regards to all

Ozren Sirola

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