Adobe ends support for Reader product on Windows XP, adds updates for Windows 8.1

While the Adobe Reader Quarterly Security Update is intended to fix critical vulnerabilities and provide improvements, important news is Adobe Reader 11.0.07 version no longer works on Windows XP (and Office 2003 as well), good news is support for Windows 8.1 Update has been added to the latest version.

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Adobe Reader 11.0.07 adds support for Windows 8.1 upgrade and eliminates for Windows XP

Added support for:

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1
  • Macintosh 10.9.2

Adobe Reader XI available with Windows 8 support [Offline Installer]

Support discarded for :

Windows XP and Office 2003
MS Office 2003 PDF Creators

“Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This means the following for Acrobat products: Support for versions X and XI of Acrobat & Reader on Windows XP will end with the May 2014 Quarterly Update. You can continue to install and update Acrobat and Reader on XP, but future updates will not be tested on XP and technical support will end for that platform. Support for MS Office 2003 PDFMakers canceled.”release notes inform.

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