Last updated 11/3/2015
• If you installed Adobe Acrobat 7.0 from the Creative Suite CDs, then select Creative Suite and click Remove.
Follow the onscreen instructions to remove the Adobe Acrobat 7.0 component.
Note: When you run the uninstaller, you are prompted to remove, keep, or transfer activation. If you plan to reinstall
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 on the same machine, keep your activation. However, after you complete the manual removal, it
could be necessary to reactivate Adobe Acrobat 7.0. If you plan to install Adobe Acrobat 7.0 on a different machine,
transfer your activation.
Prepare the computer to remove Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
Before proceeding with the following steps, print the directions. Restarting in Diagnostic or Safe mode typically
disables Internet access.
1 Delete Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher from Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
2 Enable diagnostic or safemode for Windows.
Enable diagnostic mode for Windows XP
1 Quit all applications.
2 Choose Start > Run, type msconfig in the Open textbox, and click OK.
3 Click the Startup tab and Services tab. Record all deselected items by name, as the order can change.
4 Click the General tab, and choose Diagnostic startup.
5 Click OK, and restart Windows.Note: Upon reboot, you are notified that the System Configuration Utility has
changed the way that Windows starts up. Click OK, and when the System Configuration Utility appears, click
6 Right-click icons in the Notification Area (called the System Tray in earlier versions of Windows) to close or disable
any startup items that are still active.
Reenable startup items and services for Windows XP
After completing all of the steps in this document, reenable startup items for Windows XP.
1 Choose Start > Run.
2 Type msconfig in the Run dialog box, and click OK.
3 Click the General tab, and choose Normal Startup.
4 Deselect any items that you wrote down in Step 3 of the previous section.
5 Click Apply, and restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
Enable safe mode for Windows 2000
Note: Windows 2000 does not have the MSConfig utility for disabling start items. You can manually disable the items
or obtain the MSConfig utility for Windows XP.
1 Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
2 Click Restart, and then click OK.
3 When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
4 Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press Enter.
5 Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press Enter. Note: See the Microsoft website for
additonal information about this process.
Reenable the startup items for Windows 2000