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Removing Acrobat Reader 5.1 from Windows Me or 98

To remove Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1* fromWindows Me or 98, Adobe recommends that you use the Add/Remove Programs utility in Windows. Or you can manually remove Acrobat.

* In this document, "Acrobat Reader" includes Acrobat Reader with Search and Accessibility.

Note: These instructions don't remove shared files that may have installed with Acrobat Reader, including color management files (*.icc and *.csf files), Adobe Online, and components such as SVG Viewer. Also, these instructions don't remove files or folders (for example, My eBooks) that may appear in the My Documents folder as a result of using Acrobat Reader. If both Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are installed, Adobe Technical Support recommends that you manually remove them, reinstall Acrobat, and then restart the computer.

To remove Acrobat Reader using the Add/Remove Programs utility:

1. Close Acrobat Reader.

2. Move any documents you want to keep (for example, PDF files) from the Acrobat 5.0 folder to another folder.

3. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel.

4. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

5. Click the Install/Uninstall tab in the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box.

6. Select Adobe Acrobat 5.0, and click Add/Remove.

7. Click Yes in the Confirm File Deletion dialog box.

8. Click OK in the Remove Programs From Your Computer dialog box.

If Windows doesn't remove Acrobat (for example, it returns an error), do either of the following:

-- Reinstall Acrobat to the same folder, and then complete these steps again.

-- Manually remove Acrobat.

To manually remove Acrobat Reader:

Note: By default, Acrobat Reader installs to the Program Files\Adobe \ Acrobat 5.0 folder. If you installed Acrobat Reader elsewhere, modify these instructions accordingly.

1. Exit from Acrobat Reader.

2. Move any documents you want to keep (for example, PDF files) from the Acrobat 5.0 folder to another folder.

3. Restart the computer to ensure that Windows isn't using any of the files you want to delete.

4. Delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder from the Program Files \ Adobe folder:

-- If you can delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder, go to step 5 below.

-- If you can't delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder (for example, you receive an "access denied" error), complete the following:

a. Choose Start > Run, type command in the Open text box, and then click OK. The MS-DOS Prompt window appears.

b. On the first command line, type cd , a space , and the path to the Windows System folder. For example,

cd C:\Windows\System

c. Press Enter, and at the prompt, type regsvr32 /u , a space , and, in quotation marks, the path to the Acrobat AcroIEHelper.ocx file. For example,

C:\Windows\System>regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\Activex\AcroIEHelper.ocx"

d. Press Enter and, at the prompt, type regsvr32 /u , a space , and, in quotation marks, the path to the Acrobat PDF.ocx file. For example,

>regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\Activex\ PDF .ocx"

e. Press Enter, close the MS-DOS Prompt window, and restart the computer.

f. Delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder from the Program Files \ Adobe folder.

5. Delete the Acrobat 5.0 folder from the Program Files \ Common Files \ Adobe folder.

6. Delete the InterTrust folder from the Windows \ Application Data folder.

7. If Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed, delete the NPDocBox.dll file and the nppdf32.dll file from the Program Files \ Internet Explorer \ Plugins folder.

8. If Netscape Navigator is installed, delete the NPDocBox.dll file and the nppdf32.dll file from the Program Files \ Netscape \ Communicator \ Program \ Plugins folder.

9. Delete any shortcuts to Acrobat Reader 5.0 from the following folders:

-- Windows\Desktop

-- Windows\Start Menu\Programs


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