Reader XI not available for Windows Vista. Why?

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Nov 04, 2012 Nov 04, 2012

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I have just tried to install Reader XI, but I keep being directed to Reader X. Looking at the Technical Specs. Windows Vista is not listed. An over sight? What is going on?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 04, 2012 Nov 04, 2012

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No, not an oversight.

Reader XI is only officially supported on Win XP, 7 or 8.

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4780542

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LEGEND ,
Nov 04, 2012 Nov 04, 2012

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How are you "directed" to Reader X; during the download, or during the install?

You can download Reader XI from http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/ for Windows 7; it should install fine on Vista.  It is just not officially supported.

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I have Reader XI on my Win 7 office computer.  I have Vista on my home computer and tried different links to get to the Reader XI download page, but I too kept getting redirected to the X download page.

When I found the "previous versions" page http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ I tried inputing different OSs (XP, Vista and 7) and discovered XI is not available for Vista.  Obviously the auto-redirect is due to Adobe.com detecting my OS.

I'm not overly concerned.  I mean, ver X works fine for what I need it for at home.  The only reason I came here (to the forum) was to find out 'why'.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 05, 2012 Nov 05, 2012

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Adobe Reader 11 is not supported on Windows Vista but install is not restricted .

If you want to install Reader 11 on Vista, get an offline Reader 11 installer

http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/

if you want Vista supported versions then you can download Reader 10 or 9 from below link

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

Thanks,

Lalita

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 06, 2012 Nov 06, 2012

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Installing Adobe reader XI on windows vista is no problem - if you have got the whole program, and not just the software link or the installation-program, which breaks up while trying installing adobe reader on windows vista. When the "installer" detects the vista platform, then there is something going to be wrong obviously.  

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