Windows XP/adobe reader


I would like to download adobe reader that suits my system which says 9.5 but when I do it says system can't.  I can't turn off my microsoft security essesential system to allow it to download if this is the problem.  I don't want to uninstall it but where it says on and I put the mouse over it you can't turn it off.  
I have a different pdf but it is so different I can't understand it.  I tried to open up a file on the internet but can't even figure it out.  Help please.  Yes I only have dial up and windows xp.  I am slowly realizing that might be all my problems but till I change where can I go to get this done.

Vonna:  try this:  reboot into safe mode (reboot then press F5 a couple of times).  Select safe mode with networking.  Then got to control panel, add/remove programs.  Find the adobe reader you just installed and remove it.  Then reboot to see if the system is back to normal.

If that doesn't work, do a system restore to a point prior to the bad stuff happening.  If you need help with that, just let me know.  Good luck!


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Thomas Mihalik


Can assist with most issues involving XP - system configuration, drivers, recovery, home network set-up/maintenance and so forth. Can also help with issues like viruses, system cleanups and peripherals such as printers, external hard drives as well as other USB devices.


Was system administrator for over 45 users at a major research university in the Chicago area for 10 years (before I finally was able to hire someone to do it). Also have owned/configured computers for over 20+ years. Also volunteer locally to fix computers for seniors.

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