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How to install Acrobat windows

This guide explains how to install and activate Acrobat windows

This guide explains how to install and activate Acrobat windows downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • IT Administrators
  • Staff
  • SLMS staff

Before you start...

Before installing any Adobe software, ensure that you have purchased the correct number of licenses and have removed any Adobe trial software. If you have not, then please purchase a license from ISD Purchasing via an Electronic IDT.


1. Ensure that the file has downloaded completely before proceeding. Double click on the .exe file

Fig 1 - Acrobat win file

2. Click next to extract the installation files onto your desktop.

Extraction path location…

Fig 2 - Extraction path location

Extracting files…

Fig 3 - Extracting files

3. Once extracted, click finish to start the installation process

Launch Adobe Acrobat…

Fig - 4 Launch Adobe Acrobat

4. The UAC security window will come up, click yes to proceed.

UAC window…

Fig 5 - UAC window

5. Enter the serial key that was emailed to you.

Enter serial key…

Fig 6 - Enter serial key

6. Click Launch Now to start the activation process

Setup completed…

Fig 7 - Setup completed

Acrobat opening…

Fig 8 - Acrobat opening

7. Click Sign in now to start the activation process

Sign in now…

Fig 9 - Sign in now

8. Either sign in or sign up with your Adobe ID (ucl email address) and password (not ucl password)

Adobe ID Sign in…

Fig 10 - Adobe ID Sign in

Adobe ID Sign up…

Fig 11 - Adobe ID Sign up

9. Accept the software license agreement

Adobe license agreement…

Fig 12 - Adobe license agreement

10. The software is now activated, click continue to finish

Thank You…

Fig 13 - Thank You

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