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Dennis Michael
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If you installed Windows XP with Service Pack 2 you Adobe Reader 6.0 or lower will not work

The fix is to delete the old version of Adobe Reader (Reads PDF Files) and Install the 7.0 version. It's free.
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Just for the record kind of thing, I didn't have this problem myself, but compat issues will manifest themselves accordingly - everyone's PC is as unique as they are. Sp2 was known to create some compatiblity problems, but mostly because of it's firewall, which affects net related apps.
Having said that, I whole heartedly agree it's still a good idea to dump Acrobat 6 and get 7 - if you download the version without all the extra junk in it, it's unbelievably faster ! I was getting to the point where I hated pdfs because of ver 6's slowness.
Here's a direct link to the version w/o all the unnecessary multimedia bloat that no one uses anyway Smile :
http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/re......_enu.exe
(this is the English version for Windows, for other versions, go here:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/alternate.html
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I have yet to download and install SP2 as it is like going from Win98 to XP wherein lots of other proggys are incompatible... I've seen what it's done to other peoples' computers.

C'mon, Microsoft!
Dennis Michael
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Other than Adobe product and McAffee Products, I've had no other conflict problems.
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WinXP SP2 still vulnerable to memory attacks

A security outfit in Russia is claiming to have found a means to overflowing memory in WinXP Service Pack 2, which is meant to have fixed this. Continuing evidence that Microsoft OSes are unsafe at any speed.

It was discovered by MaxPatrol team that it is possible to defeat Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP SP2 Heap protection and Data Execution Prevention mechanism. As a result it is possible to implement:

* Arbitrary memory region write access (smaller or equal to 1016 bytes) Arbitrary code execution

* DEP bypass.
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