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.

Uninstalling Adobe Reader

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Open Windows start panel and choose "Control Panel."

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Select "Add or Remove Programs" in the Control Panel options.

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Select Acrobat Reader from the list of programs that appear, and select "Remove."

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Click "Yes" when asked if you are completely sure you want to remove the selected application and all of its components .

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Close the "Add or Remove Programs" window and the Control Panel Window.

Installing an Old Version of Adobe Reader

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Open an Internet browser.

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Type in the URL "http:www.oldversion.com."

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Look for the Adobe Reader link listed under the applications heading on the main page and click it.

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Select the old version of Acrobat Reader to be downloaded from the list of available versions.

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Click on the icon over the older version of Adobe Reader to install it.