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Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 Lite - 5 MB Only!

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guyz, you done a very good job , but quite messy! I mean alot of files you post, alot of uploads and downloads, and for a new user he can't choose which of which

so I suggest uniting your effort and release the best of the best of Slimmed AR 7.0.3

i can't do anything until @Vid0 would tell me, if he knew, how to show the picture on the .pdf file, that the problem that doen't let me creating smallest AR with all the required features :P

i suggest everyone to use Vid0's AR703 :thumbup

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Vid0, I tried to replace your 7zSD_AR.sfx's icon with the original icons from 7zSD.sfx using ResHacker.

However, after merging the sfx + config.txt + 7z exe, i got an error msg saying it's not a valid win32 application.

i managed to pinpoint this error back to when i replace the icon.

so how do i 'properly' change the icon?

You have to respect the order:

copy /b 7zSD_AR.sfx + config.txt + [YOUR FILE].7z [YOUR FILE].exe

grtz

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Vid0, I tried to replace your 7zSD_AR.sfx's icon with the original icons from 7zSD.sfx using ResHacker.

However, after merging the sfx + config.txt + 7z exe, i got an error msg saying it's not a valid win32 application.

i managed to pinpoint this error back to when i replace the icon.

so how do i 'properly' change the icon?

You have to respect the order:

copy /b 7zSD_AR.sfx + config.txt + [YOUR FILE].7z [YOUR FILE].exe

grtz

no, its not the order, it is the changing icon with Vid0's 7zSD_ar.sfx file, if yu delete the icon the yu get the error of not walid win32 application

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can anyone give me the best release till now?

I wish you guyz every luck in slimming down the AR7.0.3

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Sure, i will just upgrade Vid0's AR by adding one more dll file, i use only this version, it works great, i could have done smaller, but i didn't because 100KB is not very much, in this case i have changed the installer icon, which looks better than Vid0, well that is what i think.... :lol::P

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Is there any advantage to using adobe acrobat over foxit reader? Foxit is smaller and loads quicker.

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Wow I read this entire post from when it was started back in March I think, you guys have done a wonderfull job outting all this together. Congrats to all your efforts. I gotta say I liked the original one dexter did it was small and installed quickly and I really didnt see a problem, only that it only installed on for the local user.

I will try the reader703.exe and see how that works. I don't mind the size since i am placing it on a DVD.

What I do want to know is how to incoperate it into the RunInceEx.cmd file. If you guys can tell me that it would be great thanks.

Thanks in a advance,

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does it have the latest patch ? I'm using ryanvm's switchless installer ~ 20mb

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Vid0, I tried to replace your 7zSD_AR.sfx's icon with the original icons from 7zSD.sfx using ResHacker. so how do i 'properly' change the icon?

7zSD_AR.sfx is my manually optimized file and it can't be edited by ResHacker. Icon must be changed before optimization or you will end with broken exe file.
i didn't because 100KB is not very much, in this case i have changed the installer icon, which looks better than Vid0
I don't care about how nice an icon looks like, because this is an unattended installer and it is intended to run automatically on Windows setup. Nobody will see it anyway. I've used smallest and pretty good looking icon for it (3kb of wasted space anyway :realmad:) Or, if you don't care about size - just use standard 7z sfx and any icon you want.

I've released two versions. They work well on my Unattended CD. Sorry, I’ve no time to waste on further optimization now. Someday later, maybe. Here they are in one place:

Adobe Reader 7.0.3 English Lite Unattended 6Mb uploaded here: http://rapidshare.de/files/4076049/AR703.exe.html

The AcroForm.api file fixed by 7.0.3 update is not a part of Adobe Reader Lite Unattended. So there is no big difference between 7.0.2 Lite and 7.0.3 Lite except version number & repacking to squeeze few kilobytes even more.

Version with msvcp71.dll & no desktop icon 6.09Mb: http://rapidshare.de/files/4123843/ar703a.exe.html

But for my Unattended Windows XP CD I'll not use this bigger version, because, the missing (when installing on clean Windows) msvcp71.dll file is installed by another application and there is no need to duplicate it twice here.

I'm using ryanvm's switchless installer ~ 20mb

RyanVM's version is very good, except size and speed. I made Lite version only because of lack of space on my CD. Also because all Adobe Reader Speed-Up programs will delete these very rarely used plug-ins. So I thought - way to waste space on these plug-ins inside installer? :) Edited by Vid0
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Is this the right syntax for RunOnceEx.cmd?

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Adobe Reader 7.0.3" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D %systemdrive%\install\Application\Adobe\AR703.exe /f

:rolleyes:

Thanks,

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:( I just finished another test unattended install with the AR703.exe and AR703a.exe and niether worked.... Are these just updates?

:blink:

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:( I just finished another test unattended install with the AR703.exe and AR703a.exe and niether worked.... Are these just updates?

:blink:

try downloading mine acrobat reader 7.0.3 it upper in this topic

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Ok will give it a shot,

can you tell me if this is right.

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Adobe Reader 7.0.3" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\Application\Adobe\reader703.exe" /f

am i missing switches or should this work as it is....

thanks

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maniaq i did try yours as well and what happened is, it only installs on the local user which logs in. When I join the domain i have to reinstall. any ideas on this???

Thanks,

Express

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maniaq i did try yours as well and what happened is, it only installs on the local user which logs in. When I join the domain i have to reinstall. any ideas on this???

Thanks,

Express

hmmm i think i know and i think i can do some changes but only until tomorrow.....

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That is fine I can wait, while I am waiting though :whistle: can you tell me if this is correct for RunOnceEx.cmd?

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Adobe Reader 7.0.3" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\Application\Adobe\reader703.exe" /f

Thanks for your quick response.... :thumbup

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That is fine I can wait, while I am waiting though  :whistle: can you tell me if this is correct for RunOnceEx.cmd?

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Adobe Reader 7.0.3" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\Application\Adobe\reader703.exe" /f

Thanks for your quick response....  :thumbup

yes i think it it fine...

if the Arcobat reader even starts to install it means that is it working

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Thanks, I will be waiting :zzz: for that update on the file....

Thanks,

Noel

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REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Adobe Reader 7.0.3" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\Application\Adobe\reader703.exe" /f

I run installer from CD, not from HDD on unattended install like this:

@ECHO OFF

CMDOW @ /HID

FOR %%i IN (D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %%i:\OEM SET CDROM=%%i:

SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing Applications" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\003 /VE /D "FAR 1.70 alpha 6 (build 1999)" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\003 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\Far17a6.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\003 /V 2 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\far_lnk.vbs" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\004 /VE /D "Acrobat Reader 7.0.3" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\004 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\AR703.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.37" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\klmc137.exe /VerySilent /LoadInf=%CDROM%\VALUEADD\klmcp.ini" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 2 /D "\"%ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe\" /regvid" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\011 /VE /D "FinePrint 5.43 && pdfFactory 2.43" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\011 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\f543p243.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\012 /VE /D "Symantec AntiVirus CE 10.0.1.1000" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\012 /V 1 /D "msiexec /i %CDROM%\VALUEADD\SAV10\sav10.msi /qb RUNLIVEUPDATE=0 REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\013 /VE /D "CCleaner 1.23.160" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\013 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\ccset123.exe /S" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\013 /V 2 /D "\"%ProgramFiles%\CCleaner\ccleaner.exe\" /AUTO" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\998 /VE /D "Cleaning Up and Rebooting" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\998 /V 1 /D "%SystemDrive%\D\BTS_DPs_finish.cmd" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\998 /V 2 /D "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\Cleanup.cmd" /f

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Thanks Vid0,

Did that "%CDROM%\VALUEADD\AR703.exe" /f work for you. I mean not so much the syntax but the AR703.exe? I tried about three different onces posted here and they did not work.

If you have a working AR703.exe where did you get it from?

Another question I am putting all this stuff on DVD then it copies to HDD do you guys think its not a good idea to do that?

Let me know.

Thanks.

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here and they did not work.
How that is possible? Are we talking about Windows XP SP2? Acrobat Reader 7.0 is not working on Windows'98/ME.
If you have a working AR703.exe where did you get it from?
Made by myself.
Another question I am putting all this stuff on DVD then it copies to HDD do you guys think its not a good idea to do that?
Is there any reason to read installers twice? I mean:

1. Read from DVD

2. write to HDD

3. then again read from HDD and extract to the same HDD's temp folder

4. and only then install from temp folder?

Waste of time...

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Yes XP SP2,

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I got the AR703.exe file from one of the post above.

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Is there any reason to read installers twice? I mean:

1. Read from DVD

2. write to HDD

3. then again read from HDD and extract to the same HDD's temp folder

4. and only then install from temp folder?

Waste of time...

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Gotcha, will revise my method. Thanks.

But for some reason that AR703.exe doesn't work it shows it starting to extract and install then it abruptly stops. Can you post yours so I can download or pm me where I can get it from.

Thanks for all your help. :thumbup

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Ar703.exe is missing msvcr71.dll, if you place that file into system32 it should be ok.

Alternatively, add it into the ar703.exe file (with 7zip, put it into the system32 folder inside the archive)

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Ar703.exe is missing msvcr71.dll, if you place that file into system32 it should be ok.

Alternatively, add it into the ar703.exe file (with 7zip, put it into the system32 folder inside the archive)

btw. mine version has this dll

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ok, yu can try this version of ar703, i have just updated it.........

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