[SOLVED] Windows 7 – Unable to Install or Uninstall Adobe Acrobat X

Problem

When attempting to install or un-install Adobe Acrobat X you receive an error message which says:

Files in Use
Some files that need to be updated are currently in use.

Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host

AdobeX-FailUninstall1

Solution

  1. Click on the Windows Start button
  2. Type in services.msc and press enter on the keyboard
  3. AdobeX-FailUninstall2
  4. Scroll down to the ‘Windows Search’ service
  5. Right-click and select ‘Stop’
  6. AdobeX-FailUninstall3
  7. Once the service has successfully stopped you will be able to click the ‘Retry’ button to continue the Adobe Install/Un-install.

Please Note: you may need to start the service or restart Windows to restore the Windows Search functionality.

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