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Forum Thread: Adobe Reader Update

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bill577mccray Adobe Reader Update
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My computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium. Secunia PSI tells me that my Adobe Reader needs to be updated. I downloaded the indicated file, which has a filetype of "MSP". When I double click the file name to install it, it asks me what program to use to run the file. Are there any ideas on what program this file is looking for? I'm sure that Microsoft Paint, which uses this filetype, isn't the right one.

Bill, the confused

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Reader Update
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Bill,
Take a look at this thread & what Emil advises. Appears to work.

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/402...

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ddmarshall RE: Adobe Reader Update
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.msp files are Windows Installer patch files. They should be associated with Windows Installer (msiexec) in Default Programs.
Looks like your file associations have been damaged.

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bill577mccray RE: Adobe Reader Update
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Is "msiexec" a Windows 7 program? I just searched the entire C drive and didn't find it.

I have already installed some Windows Updates, so I know there's an installer somewhere.

Bill
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gjjean RE: Adobe Reader Update
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@ Bill
Maybe your msiexec is damaged or deleted by mistake.
Msiexec.exe happend to be in C:\windows\system32 the size is 124KB and the date 14/07/2009.

Go to Microsoft support and see the KB314881 @

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314881

Hope that resolve your problem.


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ddmarshall RE: Adobe Reader Update
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Gjjean is right about the location of msiexec.

To verify that file associations are correct. (This is for Vista, assuming Windows 7 is similar)

Click Default Programs on Start Menu
Select Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program
.msp should be associated with Windows Installer

As far as I know there is no way provided to reset file associations to their initial values. They have to be done manually or through the registry. Since they can be set on a per user basis, it's possible that if you created a new adminstrator account it would have the defaults.

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