How to Downgrade Adobe Reader
You can downgrade Adobe Reader by uninstalling the present version and reinstalling an older version. Often an older version of a program proves to no longer be sufficient. Or a newer upgrade may not work as advertised. When either scenario occurs, it is often necessary to undo the upgrade. Fortunately, many older versions of a program like Adobe Reader are available on the Web.
Things You'll Need
- Adobe ReaderInternet access
Uninstalling Adobe Reader
Open Windows start panel and choose "Control Panel."
Select "Add or Remove Programs" in the Control Panel options.
Select Acrobat Reader from the list of programs that appear, and select "Remove."
Click "Yes" when asked if you are completely sure you want to remove the selected application and all of its components .
Close the "Add or Remove Programs" window and the Control Panel Window.
Installing an Old Version of Adobe Reader
Open an Internet browser.
Type in the URL "http:www.oldversion.com."
Look for the Adobe Reader link listed under the applications heading on the main page and click it.
Select the old version of Acrobat Reader to be downloaded from the list of available versions.
Click on the icon over the older version of Adobe Reader to install it.
Tips & Warnings
- After installing the older version, it is important not to select upgrade if prompted to do so.