Adobe Reader X

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by shortbus, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. shortbus

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    Ever since I downloaded Adobe Reader X (they made me) some, not all, PDFs lock up my computer. The file downloads fine, but when trying to read it, it will lock up the screen. The only way out is to unplug the computer!

    Any one else have or had this problem? How can I fix it? The operating system is Windows XP (I know, thats the problem:):p)
     
  2. atferrari

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    In two PCs and a laptop all with XP SP3 it did not work AT ALL.

    After browsing their forum decided to go back to what I had, ver 8.something.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evince
    It's what comes with Ubuntu and also available for Window$.
    In my experience it's around 20 times faster and about 100 times more stable than Adobe reader.
     
  4. shortbus

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    @atferrari, is V 8 still available? Thats what I had before. Had to load V10 to do taxes on line and been nothing but problems since. :(

    @Markd77, that works with all PDF and XP? Don't know anything about workings of computers and have always been afraid to try "freeware". Don't want to loose all my other stuff that I've saved.
     
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    Apparently it works on XP, I've only used it on Ubuntu and it works great on that.
     
  7. shortbus

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    Thanks everyone for your help.

    I did some reading and maybe the Adobe is working like it should? V 10 is supposed to have an "anti-sand-boxing" application built in. But I wouldn't think it would freeze the computer, just stop it from reading and give a warning.
     
  8. shortbus

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    @Bertus, thanks for the Foxit link! Works much better so far, even the downloads of PDFs seem faster. :)
     
  9. MrChips

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    I'm running Win XP (SP2). Every time I try to save a .pdf from Adobe Reader X (I cannot remember which version, 10.1.2 or 10.1.3) my computer locks up.

    I uninstalled Adobe Reader X and installed version 9.5.0. Everything is fine now.
     
  10. shortbus

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    I thought it was just me.:) Couldn't find a reference on the web to it. I like the Foxit, downloads are faster for some reason. And it has all the extra stuff Reader X has too.
     
  11. shortbus

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    Just an update to the Reader X problem. Went to one of the PDFs that had caused problems and downloaded it again. No problems now! Didn't lock-up the computer and was able to save it. Anyone with Windows XP and Reader X having problems should really consider changing to Foxit.
     
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