When you install Acrobat 8 or Adobe Reader 8 and there is already an installation of Acrobat 7 or Adobe Reader 7 on the computer, the version 8 browser components will be installed, no matter what version of Acrobat or Adobe Reader is chosen to own the PDF MIME type during installation. This is because the version 8 browser components work with both version 7 and version 8.
If, however, after installation of Acrobat 8 or Adobe Reader 8, you manually repair the installation of Adobe Acrobat 7 or Adobe Reader 7, the version 7 browser components for will be reinstalled. Trying to use version 8 to view a PDF file in the browser after this will result in an error message. In such a case, you must manually repair the version 8 installation by
Note: If the browser displays a blank screen instead of a PDF file, then it may be using the previous version of the browser plug-in.
The easiest solution is to reinstall Acrobat or Adobe Reader version 8, which will put the version 8 nppdf32.dll into the correct place. Alternatively, you copy it from the following location: C:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 8\Acrobat\Browser\nppdf32.dll or C:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8\Reader\Browser\nppdf32.dll to the browsers plug-ins folder.
Note that the version 8 Adobe PDF plug-in (nppdf32.dll) willwork with both Acrobat and Adobe Reader 7 and 8.