Get Acrobat Reader To Work With 64-Bit Windows

RegistryEditorAcrobat Reader can often be a source of annoyance, and one challenge is getting it to work on 64-bit systems — but you can get the job done with a simple registry fix.

After finding that the Reader plug-in for previewing documents in Outlook wouldn't work on his 64-bit system, Lifehacker reader Jon wrote in pointing us to a registry hack that fixes the problem. Hit the link for full details, including a ZIP file which automates the process of changing the registry.

As ever, registry changes should be made with caution, and this isn't a recommended (or necessary) step for 64-bit users. To simplify your PDF-viewing life, check out the Hive Five of the best PDF readers. Thanks Jon!

Adobe PDF preview handler 64-bit fix


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