Well, I came across a blog with the answer! Darrell Norton posted about how to move the plug-ins into the optional use for Adobe after it's installed. Wow, what a difference!
Here is the jist:
- In Windows Explorer, browse to c:\program files\adobe\Acrobate 6.0\Reader\
- In the plug-ins directory, you see all the plug-ins that get loaded (quite a few). Move the plug-ins that you don't wnat to load into the "Optional" directory and you're done!
So what are these plug-ins? Darrell's got you covered again.
In fact, to help out even more, here is the list of items that I have kept in my plug-in's directory:
- Printme folder
That's all there is left, and I don't even see the splash screen anymore it loads so fast. Finally, I can start using Adobe again.