Updating to adobe reader 10

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Why does Adobe Acrobat Reader require a restart when you update it? Just what else is it installing/updating that requires a total OS reboot to "complete" the installation?

A bit of Googling indicates that it's to allow the OS to install the Adobe "Speed Launcher" - is this it or are there other components that are more tightly into the OS that it must have to have closed so that it can update them?

If you block or stop the speedlauncher from running, you generally can ignore the restart request from the update app.

Most Adobe updates do not attempt to reset speedlauncher, so you do not generally have to re-remove it after updates.

Edit: Any way to give half points to the two users that gave plausible explanations for this particular issue?

I'm under the impression a combination of both of these answers is the reason why the restart is required, unless anyone has additional knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes are an Adobe update.

Adobe Acrobat Reader requires a reboot because of the download program that it uses as part of installation. get Plus installs a "get Plus Helper Service" (running ) to run on the first reboot after downloading the package that it is being used to install.

Multilanguage (MUI) installers: Some releases include MUI installers that provide support for multiple languages and allow the user to configure the language at install time.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader (version)\Reader\Acro Rd32properties/details for a very specific version. I just got an error on the last update, where it just seemed to hang--Windows Store / Bing Weather: Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Error code: 0x80004004 Try Again / Cancel install (Windows System Log Critical Error: Source: Windwos Update Client, "Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024200D: Microsoft.

You may be referring to the Windows 8 built in PDF reader, not quite the same thing as Adobe Reader. I'm hoping you didn't ommit an uninstall step first, since I've seen some applications that, when you follow the directions for update, actually installed a second copy (and threw errors, too), instead of uninstalling the old, outdated program, first. Bing Weather.") I, then, just cancelled the install, and tried again, with success, this time.

Within any normal enterprise environment you do not let Microsoft control the updates of third party software, only their own, and even then test before deployment.

Note Very few Reader updates will ever be an MSI (10.0 and 10.1).

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