How to Install Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free computer program that allows you to open and read documents in a PDF format. It is the most commonly used platform for viewing PDF documents, and it is compatible in all computer hardware. Downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader only takes a few minutes.

Go to Adobe's website and choose the link that says "Get Adobe Reader."

Download the latest version by clicking the link that says "Download Now" on the new page. If you're not certain your computer is powerful enough, click on the link that says "System Requirements" before you try to install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Follow the prompts that come up during the downloading process. You may be asked where you want the program stored on your computer, or whether you want to run the program once the download is complete.

Run the program. This process may take a few moments the first time the program is opened on your system. You'll see a pop-up box asking for permission to install the program.

Click "Next" and continue to follow the prompts. At the end of the installation process, you'll be asked if you agree to the terms of use as outlined by Adobe Acrobat Reader. Select "Yes" and then click "Finish." The program is now installed on your computer and ready for your use.