Adobe Acrobat Download and Installation Instructions Using the Adobe Download Manager

  1. Click here to go to the Adobe Reader download page.
    You could also type in the following web address into the address bar and then click the Go button: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

  2. Complete 'Step 1 of 2' by selecting your 'Language', 'Platform', and 'Connection speed' from the dropdown menus.
    The 'Adobe Reader - Download' screen expands to display 'Step 2 of 2'. In order to know what platform you are using, note what your computer shows when you start it up, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows XP. If your window looks similar to all of the examples on this site, you're probably running Windows XP.

  3. Complete 'Step 2 of 2' by verifying that the checkbox next to option 'Download the full version of Adobe Reader (recommended)…' is checked.  Then, verify that the checkbox next to option 'Do not use Adobe Download Manager' is not checked. Click the 'continue' button.
    The 'Adobe Reader - Download Thank you' screen is displayed.

  4. Click the 'download' button.
    The 'Browse for Folder' dialog box is displayed.

  5. Browse to (and make note of) a location to save the file you are preparing to download. We recommend clicking the "Desktop" button on the left hand side of the window. Click the 'OK' button to download and save the Adobe Reader install file (AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe) to your machine.
    Please be patient, as this file may take a few minutes to download and save.

  6. When the download has finished, the 'Adobe Reader - Setup' pop-up box is displayed, prompting you to begin the installation process. 

  7. At the 'Adobe Reader - Setup' pop-up box, click the 'Next' button to start the installation process, then follow the prompts to complete the process.* 
    Once you have stepped through the prompts, the 'Adobe Reader - Setup' screen will display the status of your installation, and indicate when the installation has finished successfully.

  8. Once installation is complete, click the 'Finish' button to exit the 'Adobe Reader - Setup' dialog box.

  9. If desired, open Adobe Reader from the shortcut on your desktop.
    Note that when you open Adobe Reader for the first time, the 'Adobe Reader - License Agreement' is displayed.

  10. To use Adobe Reader, accept the terms of the license agreement by clicking the 'Accept' button.

  11. If desired, you may delete the .exe file (AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe) once you have completed the installation process.

*If you cannot install the file immediately, you may cancel the installation process and install later by double-clicking on the .exe file (AdbeRdr70_enu_full.exe) that you downloaded.