Install Adobe Acrobat 5 on Windows 10

This post solves all the problems related to installing and running Adobe Acrobat 5 on Windows 10

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How to Adobe Acrobat 5

NOTE: To ensure success, follow the instructions precisely as documented including using the same folder names and paths.

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Reviver App here (you will need V4.28 or newer)
  2. Start the Reviver App and note the user interface
  3. Insert your Adobe Acrobat CD into the CDRom drive, then click back to the Reviver App…
    1. From the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, use the ‘…’ button to pick your Adobe Acrobat CD e.g. D:\
    2. NOTE: if your CD has an “Acrobat” subfolder, pick that folder instead e.g. D:\acrobat.
    3. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button
      1. Follow the instructions for copying the CD
    4. Once the CD is copied the Reviver App will run a process on the copy of the CD, then launch the setup.
      1. Be patient as the process can take up to 45 minutes!
      2. Once the setup appears, stop and read the next step
  4. Once the setup application appears, enter your information as normal except when you get to the installation folder…
    1. You **must** change the default path to c:\adobe\acrobat5.5 (see image below)
    2. do not reboot the PC if prompted to do so
You must change the Destination Folder to c:\adobe\acrobat5.5
  1. Now complete the setup process as normal
    1. do not reboot if prompted to do so
    2. remember to fully close setup once completed
  2. Now back in the Reviver App…
    1. pick the “Old Program Reviver” tab
    2. Using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\adobe\acrobat5.5 folder
    3. Now click ‘Fix Old Program
      1. When it asks if you want to re-register, say Yes
  3. Once the Reviver App displays “Success!” you will now be able to run your Adobe Acrobat.
    1. If you see the message below, ignore like this…
ignore the Program Compatibility Assistant dialog


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