How Do You Upgrade Your Adobe PDF Reader?


Quick Answer

To upgrade Adobe PDF Reader, open the program, check for updates and install any that pop up. Alternately, look up the existing version, go to the Adobe official website and download the most up-to-date version from the website.

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Run through the following steps to update Adobe Reader through the program itself.

  1. Open Adobe Reader
  2. Open the Adobe Reader program.

  3. Check for updates
  4. Go into the Help menu and select the option to check for updates.

  5. Install available updates
  6. If the check for updates feature pulls up an available update, follow the prompts to install it.

Run through the following steps to update Adobe Reader through the Adobe website

  1. Find the product version
  2. To find the product version, go into the Help menu in Adobe Reader and select the About option.

  3. Go to the Adobe website
  4. Go to the Reader page of the official Adobe website.

  5. Find an update
  6. After the website detects the computer's operating system and the Reader version, it shows available updates automatically. If the website cannot automatically detect the operating system and version, find the installer manually by looking up the latest available install file for the operating system.

  7. Install the update
  8. Download the install file from the website. Click on the file to open it and then follow the prompts that pop up on the screen.

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