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Cannot launch adobe acrobat professional 8 Error Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional cannot be launched at this time. You must launch at least one other suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop) before launching Acrobat 8 Professional.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I want to normally use my PC with Adobe CS3 installed but deactivated.

    However PDF files (even when a file is visible in a directory window) causes a pop-up warning dialogue box to open (not good if I open a directory with lots of PDF files in it - as I get a warning for each file!)

    I can open a PDF file, but only for a few seconds after which it closes with the same pop-up warning dialogue box.

    Can someone help before I uninstall this piece of junk!

  • july4ero Dec 20, 2008

    whe i opened Acrobat 8 professional apperars this messenge: Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional cannot be launched at this time. You must launch at least one other suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop) before launching Acrobat 8 Professional.


  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    when i opened Acrobat 8 professional apperars this messenge: AdobeAcrobat 8 Professional cannot be launched at this time. You must launchat least one other suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop) beforelaunching Acrobat 8 Professional.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    when i opened Acrobat 8 professional apperars this messenge: Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional cannot be launched at this time. You must launch at least one other suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop) before launching Acrobat 8 Professional. After a few second my PDF file closes when i close the popup window



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For Windows 7, here's what you need to do.
Run the CS3 CleanScript.

Here's how:

Assuming... you've unistalled the full suite from your PC, and you've still had problems with Acrobat Professional.

You need 2 downloads.
* Go to Microsoft website and download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
* (Do this before the CS3Cleanup install, or the program will tell you to do the Windows one first) Click on the file "msicuu2.exe" and it will run. Nothing happens after that.
* Go to
* Download the file, extract it so you have the folder, and can see the contents.
* Open the "AdobeCS3CleanReadMe.pdf" that is in that folder (need to install Acrobat Reader from web.
* Print out the PDF, since you have to close all programs.
* Follow the instructions. I used the Windows Vista instructions, since it's similar to Win7
* when asked what Level (1 or 2), I did level two, and removed Acrobat Professional as well.
* to be safe, Shut Down your computer. Then Start it again.
* when it boots up, insert your CD1 for CS3. Install what you want, then insert the CD's when prompted. Make sure "AutoPlay" doesn't try to take over when you insert the next CD. If it does, close the window, then click the close box on top right, then click "OK" on the CS3 Install window.


I was singing Hallelujah once I got my apps back again. I think we've spent 20 hours on this problem. I hope this helps all of you!

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Experienced similar problem with CS4 and Windows 7

I made an Illustrator file, saved it, then selected "Save As" and chose "pdf", and made a pdf file.

Now Acrobat stays open and that miserable message no longer appears.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

  • wolfe387 Apr 22, 2010

    Using CS 4 and Windows 7.

    I started Ilustrator, made an .ai file, then selected "Save As" and chose ".pdf". After making the .pdf file, Acrobat stays open and I'm not seeing that miserable message.


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No, it's an activation thing...there are fixes out there online--I've seen them, but I can't find them right now. I'll follow up if I do.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • MrFleetwood Dec 10, 2008

    See the Adobe Forums fix here:

    I wound up solving it using option #2 (moving files) because I had already activated my Adobe Suite. Word of advice: if you enter your suite serial number and it doesn't work, try using an earlier serial number that you may have upgraded from.

    If you are using a PC, navigate to the section of Adobe Forums that focuses on PC problems.


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This not necessory to lanch other products of adobe to use acrobat professional 8, if it is a new rule then u have no other choice. i m using only acrobat professional 8 without any other product of adobe.

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