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Acrobat 8 and windows 7

Apr 1, 2012 8:51 AM

Tags: #acrobat_8 #windows_vista #window_7

I have Acrobat 8 installed on my Vista machine.  I am going to be moving to a machine with Windows 7 64 bit and still want to use Acrobat 8.

Three questions:

1.  Will Acrobat 8 work on Windows 7 (I will have the operating system which will work in either 32 or 64 bits)

2.  How do I move the software from one computer to the other.  Which files will I need to copy?   I bought it as a download a good few years ago.

3.  If it doesn't work on Windows 7 - is there an 'upgrade' route as buying the latest version is really expensive when I've already bought one which does what I want?


Thanks for any help.

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    Apr 1, 2012 2:14 PM   in reply to Val1987

    Folks have been successful with the 32-bit version of Win 7. Unless you have a lot of computation or such, I am not really sure why you want to use a 64-bit system. A lot of compatibility issues have been reported for many software products with 64-bit OS. I have seen a few reports where I interpreted the information that they had AA8 working under Win7. Office 2010 is only compatible with the updated AA X for the PDF Maker functionality.


    As far as the installation of AA8, you would need to deactivate it from your old machine and then install it (need the download file that it sounds like you tossed) on the new machine. If you have registered (or register the current copy you are using) with Adobe, you may be able to contact them to get a new download of AA8. Of course, you will also need to installation key. It is sounding like you may be missing some of that. If so, you may have no choice but to upgrade to AAX. You can check the upgrade costs at the Adobe store. The concern still might be that you need the key code and such for your current copy to be able to install the AAX version. There are some other folks that have dealt with the upgrade that hopefully will come by and give their input.

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    Apr 2, 2012 11:01 AM   in reply to Val1987

    With all the registry entries and all, you need the install file. If you downloaded it before, you may still have access to that download. If you do get it, be sure to copy it to CD for the future.

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