Downgrade to Adwords Editor Version 9.7.1

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UPDATE: Adwords Editor Version 9.7.1 (the best version ever created) has been retired by Google. 12/4/2012

I recently updated from Adwords Editor version 9.7.1 to Adwords Editor 9.8.1 .

After using Adwords Editor version 9.8.1, I noticed a SIGNIFICANT difference in performance and usability.  Adwords Editor 9.8.1 is VERY SLOW, not a stable, and reliable.  Many users are calling it a 'nightmare to work with.'

I too have voiced my concerns about Adwords Editor 9.8.1 (if you have time, I encourage you to do the same here!)

I wanted to know how to downgrade to Adwords Editor 9.7.1 again.  After searching around for my beloved 9.7.1 version, I soon realized that Google doesn't have a page where you can download prior versions of Adwords Editor.  Instead, I was finding questionable download and torrent sites in the SERPs.

You would think Google would have a page of Adwords Editor versions for people to download in case they don't like the newest version (ex: 9.8.1)!  Instead, to downgrade, they send you on a quest to find prior versions.

If you want to download Adwords Editor version 9.7.1 directly from the source - Google - you should be able to download version 9.7.1 from this link.  Make sure you completely remove/uninstall Adwords Editor from your system before downloading:

Download Adwords Editor 9.7.1 directly from Google below:

What do you lose if you downgrade from 9.8.1 to 9.7.1?

Adwords Editor 9.7.1 Adwords Editor 9.8.1
  • Fast
  • Efficient
  • Stable
  • Not Jumpy
  • Reliable
  • Lacks the new features
  • Is no longer supported
  • Much Slower than 9.7.1
  • Jumpy (Fields Move Around)
  • Buggy
  • Unstable
  • Advanced Search takes longer
  • After multiple changes, form disappears
    for a brief second (have to click program)
  • Select All selects all for a brief moment
    then due to the slow load time of the program
    deselects all causing you to select all twice
  • Bottom of Screen cut off for many users
  • Memory Intensive (crashes more)


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3 Responses to “Downgrade to Adwords Editor Version 9.7.1”

  1. Boris October 23, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Thanks for this dude, 9.81 is completely unstable and slow to update files.

    • Jarad Collier October 24, 2012 at 5:02 am #

      Totally. Unfortunately though, they are retiring version 9.7.1 on Oct. 31st, 2012 DESPITE 9.8.1 being the worst version of Adwords Editor. I've voiced my opinion on the forum several times but the developers of Adwords Editor seem to be morons or the decision makers are - one of the two.

  2. Simon August 15, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Having similar issues now with 10.2.1, ocnstantly freezing and looking for a downgrade asap.

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