Learn how to install Adobe Reader for Windows 11 for free.
Adobe Acrobat is a powerful and versatile desktop reader application for Windows 11. It’s free, has more than a million users worldwide, and is available in different languages.
The app has some great features that make it stand out from other PDF readers, such as:
- adding comments and stamps,
- filling and signing PDF,
- editing texts and images,
- converting documents, excel, and images to PDF,
- combining multiple PDFs and more.
Those were the basic functions that Adobe Reader offers for free. It’s more than you need!
Without further ado, let’s learn how to download and install Adobe Reader for Windows 11 for free.
Let’s get started!
How to Download and Install Adobe Reader for Windows 11
Requirements (64 bit)
Before you try to download and install Adobe Reader for Windows 11, take a look at the system requirements below:
- 1.5GHZ processor or higher
- Windows 11 (64 bit)
- 2GB of RAM or higher
- 900MB of available hard disk space
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution
Method 1: Microsoft Store
1. Click Search in the taskbar and type Microsoft Store. Then, select Microsoft Store to launch it.
2. On the Microsoft Store home screen, you should see Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t, type the name in the search field.
3. Click Adobe Acrobat Reader and click Install.
4. Wait for the installation to complete.
Method 2: Adobe Reader website
1. Open a new tab and visit get.adobe.com
2. Click the Download Acrobat Reader button.
The file size is 302MB so it will take a few minutes to finish depending on how fast your internet is.
You can uncheck any additional offers to install McAfee that you do not want. The same thing happens to the Adobe Acrobat Reader Chrome extension.
3. Once the download is completed, click the little arrow next to the readerdc64_en_xa_….exe and select Open to run the installation.
4. Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.
During the installation, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC will download supporting files. So, make sure that you are still connected to the internet.
Once the installation is finished, you will see the Adobe Acrobat DC shortcut on your desktop.
That’s all! You now have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed on your Windows 11 PC.
Make Adobe Acrobat your default PDF reader app
With all of the great features it provides, making Adobe Acrobat your primary PDF reader app is a no-brainer.
To make Adobe Acrobat your default PDF reader app, here’s what you need to do:
1. Launch the Adobe Acrobat app.
2. If this is your first time opening the app, it will ask you to make it a default pdf application. Then, select Yes.
3. On the Properties window, select Change.
4. On the list of apps, select Adobe Acrobat DC and then OK.
5. Back in the Properties window, you should see that the Chrome icon has been replaced with an Adobe icon. Select Apply and then OK.
The sign-in window will show up and you can create an account or log in using your Google, Facebook, or Apple ID. If you don’t want to have an account, you can click Cancel.
Adobe Acrobat does not require an account to use. So, you can still use the feature without logging in.
To see more features in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, click Tools in the toolbar. There, you will see the complete features. You can add them to the home screen by selecting Add.
In addition, other Adobe Acrobat Reader apps that are compatible with Windows 11 are:
- Acrobat Pro DC & Standard DC version 21
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 & Standard 2020
- Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 & Standard 2017
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 21
Those were how to download and install Adobe Reader for Windows 11 for free.
If you need an alternative, you can read 6 Best Google Chrome Extensions to Convert PDF to Docs and Images. In the article, you don’t need to install a big file like Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and edit PDF files. Instead, you can install extensions on your Chrome.
Those Chrome extensions also have similar features as Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
What do you think? Do you prefer to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your Windows 11 PC or PDF extensions on Chrome?
Write your opinion in the comments box below and let’s have a discussion.
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