Acrobat Error 1402

I recently was unable to upgrade my Acrobat Reader through the auto update feature and I couldn’t install or uninstall Acrobat Reader through control panel.
I even tried Windows Installer cleanup but that could not help me remove Reader so I looked up some articles and after reading Adobe’s help file I finally figured out how to fix this annoying problem.
Basically there are some registry keys in Windows where there are no permissions set so you need to manually give yourself permission to install Adobe Reader again.

  1. Error 1402 Repair
  2. Error 1402 Could Not Open Key
  3. Error Code 1402

Error 1402 Repair


If you’re getting the 1402 error while installing or uninstalling the pop up should tell you what registry key is giving your problems. Go to that particular registry file and give the administrator/administrators full access.

Error 1402 Could Not Open Key

Acrobat Error 1402

Krsn89, if you are seeing this 1402 error for install and uninstall, there may be some corruption in your registry. If you were on XP, I would say run scanreg /fix to try and fix the registry, but apparently Vista no longer has this feature. Does anyone know of a registry fixer for Vista? A forum community dedicated to tech experts and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about articles, computer security, Mac, Microsoft, Linux, hardware, networking, gaming, reviews, accessories, and more!

I took some screenshots to give you a better idea how to modify the registry.

Error Code 1402

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