Last updated 11/3/2015
Error applying transforms. Verify that the
specified transform paths are valid.
This error indicates that your Acrobat/Reader
installation was customized with the use of a
Transforms (.MST) file. The .MST file could be
missing from its original location or corrupted.
This error could also occur when downloading
and updating with the Adobe Application
Manager. The error can be bypassed by
downloading the update separately from
installing it. That is, save the updater file
locally (on your computer) and then run it in a
To download and install the update, locate the
latest update for Acrobat or Reader here:
Adobe Acrobat Updates for Windows
Adobe Reader full installers and updates for
After clicking Proceed to Download and then
Download Now, click Save or Save As to save
the file to your computer. After downloading,
locate the patch file on your computer and
double-click the file to run the update.
For Windows, patch filenames have a .MSP
extension and are named for each product
and update, such as AcrobatUpd11009.msp,
An installation of [product name] is currently
See Error 1704 or 1500 | Install, remove | CS4 |
No valid source could be found for [product
One or more of the installer files that the
Updater downloaded cannot be found.
Sometimes, you can browse for the resource
by using Add/Remove Programs in the
Control Panel and trying to repair the
application. When the dialog appears
indicating that the resource is unavailable,
browse the needed file. You can also get the
MSI either from your Installation disc, or from
www.adobe.com/downloads (Reader only).
The older version of [product name] cannot
be removed. Contact your technical support
Try using the Microsoft Fix it wizard, available
The wizard updates the Windows registry so
that you can usually uninstall previous
versions of the program, or install or update
the current version successfully.
Disclaimer: Adobe does not support third-
party software and provides this information
as a courtesy only.
If you cannot uninstall, install, or update the
program after using the Fix it wizard, see the
solutions in Error 1714 | Acrobat, Reader.
installation of the Acrobat Licensing Module
Roll back the product.