Install an older version of Adobe Reader | Windows

Mac users:

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

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System requirements

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

Explorer: Download and install 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. Go the Adobe Reader download page.

    Note:

    If you're running Windows 7 or later, install the latest version of Reader. For step-by-step instructions, see Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC | Windows.

  3. In the left panel, select your operating system, a language, and the version of Reader that you want to install. Then click Download Acrobat Reader.

  4. When the File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears, click Run.

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


    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.

Firefox: Download and install 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. Go the Adobe Reader download page.

    Note:

    If you're running Windows 7 or later, install the latest version of Reader. For step-by-step instructions, see Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC | Windows.

  3. In the left panel, select your operating system, a language, and the version of Reader that you want to install. Then click Download Acrobat Reader.

  4. When the Opening dialog box appears, click Save File.

  5. 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.

  6.  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.

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



     

Still need help?

For quick troubleshooting steps, see Troubleshoot Acrobat Reader download.

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