Follow the instructions below to download and install Adobe Reader X on a Windows computer. 

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System requirements

Before you install, make sure that your system meets the minimum system requirements.

Internet Explorer: Download and install Adobe Reader

Follow these steps to install Reader using Internet Explorer.

  1. Close all versions of Reader. Close any browser that is displaying a PDF.
  2. On the Adobe Reader Download page, click Download Now.

    Note:  To install an older version of Reader, go to this page
  3. When the File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears. Click Run.

    Run File Download in Security Warning dialog box


     
  4. When the Internet Explorer - Security Warning dialog box appears, click Run.

    Internet Explorer - Security Warning dialog box

    Note: Reader installation is a two-part process: The installer is downloaded and then Reader is installed. Be sure to wait until both parts are complete. A progress bar displays the time remaining.

  5. When you see the confirmation message that the installation is complete, click Finish.

    Installation complete confirmation message

Mozilla Firefox: Download and install Adobe Reader

Follow these steps to install Reader using Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Close all versions of Reader. Close any browser that is displaying a PDF.
  2. On the Adobe Reader Download page, click Download Now.

    Note:  To install an older version of Reader, go to this page
  3. When the Opening dialog box appears, click Save File.

    Opening dialog box appears, click Save File
  4. When the Downloads window appears, double-click the .exe file for Reader. 

    Note: If you don't see the Downloads window, other applications or windows could be hiding it. 

    double-click the .exe file for Reader in the Dowloads window
  5.  When prompted to open the executable file, click OK.

    When prompted to open the executable file, click OK

    Note: Reader installation is a two-part process: The installer is downloaded and then Reader is installed. Be sure to wait until both parts are complete. A progress bar displays the time remaining.

  6. When you see the confirmation message that the installation is complete, click Finish.

    Istallation complete confirmation message


     

Need help?

If you have trouble downloading Reader after trying the steps in this TechNote, try downloading the Reader installer directly by clicking this link: get.adobe.com/reader/direct. Select your operating system, language, and version, and then click Download Now. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the download.

For quick troubleshooting steps, see Quick fix | Install, download | Reader.

For a list of known issues and more in-depth troubleshooting, see Troubleshoot installation | Adobe Reader | Windows

To see if other users are experiencing similar download and installation problems, visit the Reader user-to-user forum, or the Deployment & Installation forum on AcrobatUsers.com. Try posting your problem on the forums for interactive troubleshooting. When posting on forums, include your operating system and product version number.   

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