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  1. Jack1000

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    Hey All,

    I run Windows 7 on a desktop PC. I disabled Adobe Reader in Start Up via MSCONFIG because it is a waste of RAM and not needed. But, I also noticed that Adobe now has automatic update options, which I have selected. The new version is something called Adobe DC and I had been using Adobe 11.XX.

    If I have Adobe Reader disabled at Start Up, will I still get auto updates or not? I was never given a prompt to update to Adobe XC, which I think came out last month.

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    I think you need to do a manual update from within Adobe Reader.
     
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    Opps Sorry Cookiegal! :eek:It has nothing to do with Flash. Here's the link I use for Adobe reader. It says it will check if you have the latest version???
    Do I really need the reader??

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

    Uncheck the Adobe entries in the startup list (MSCONFIG - Startup).

    Change the "Startup Type" to Manual for the Adobe entries in the services list (SERVICES.MSC).

    Adobe Reader XI (11.0.10) is the most current version.

    You can read here about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

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    You need that or some other reader like Foxit if you want to read .pdf documents.
     
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    Adobe DC is Adobe Document Cloud and it's not free. It's for using Adobe reader from mobile devices. You install it on the PC and can work on documents from various locations.
    I don't think Adobe XC is a version of Adobe Reader. If seems to refer to the Expert Consulting team at Adobe.

    http://blogs.adobe.com/experiencedelivers/author/tiffany-olejnik/

    If you disable the updater then you will not be notified of updates. I can't see that the updater running in the background takes up that much RAM. Are you particularly low on resources?
     
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    Gary:

    Adobe Flash Player (activeX and plugin versions) is used so the multimedia content of websites can be accessed and used.
    Some websites will not display or load properly without having it.

    Adobe Reader is used so PDF documents can be opened and viewed.
    Many on-line guides and manuals are in PDF format, so it or some other PDF reader is needed.

    These are 2 "must have" programs that I install in every computer.

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    OK Thanks everyone. I now know more about Adobe flash and Adobe reader. I think I'll keep both for now flavallee. I'm thinking my wife uses the reader to get the schedules for the grand kids ball games.
    I'm not scared. I always have a back up image of my OS on a external drive waiting for any thing that comes my way. I'm sure you all do also!! I wish everyone did!! It would make their PC life a lot simpler!
     
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    Hi Jack! Your first link is the one I used and it told me I already had the latest version installed.
    My version is Adobe DC!!
     
  13. Jack1000

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    That first link is just the reader,

    The Adobe Service Updater is now running in Windows Services. I reselected Normal Start Up to see if I accidentally disabled Adobe Reader at start up. It turns out that I never did. The older versions of Adobe Reader that used to show in MS Config Start Up on Windows XP and below aren't there anymore in Windows 7. Not sure about Windows 8. Adobe Updater runs in Windows Services and Services should be left alone.

    Adobe DC Reader is a free reader that is cloud-based. You will have to pay for the full version of Adobe Acrobat after the trial, like always.

    Jack
     
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    My apologies Jack. My research wasn't through enough as I didn't realize there was more than one version of DC. :)
     
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