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I am having a problem using the Adobe Reader - I get an error report that says the following "This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package" This also appears if I try to delete adobe Reader 8.1.1

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Have you already installed the program? Have you gone to add remove programs and tried uninstalling the program then re-install it? 8.1.2 is out so here is a link to the full install. Try those solutions and see what you come up with. If it does not work I will need to know what Operating system you have.
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