acrobat reader version 5.0 on Windows 10?

New Here ,
Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Needing to run Reader version 5 (Windows 95) to prepare for an online exam that utilizes this version for the 'open book' reference materials.

 

Any suggestions on how to do this?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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There's no reason to use that ancient version. If a PDF file could be opened in Reader 5 it can be opened in Reader DC.

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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The reason that I need to run that very old version is:  I am taking a difficult & timed test for my job.  The test is "open book" in the sense that I am allowed to use Acrobat reader version 5.0 to access a couple thousand pages of US legal code (35 USC and 37 CFR).  The test software ONLY uses version 5.0.   I am very capable and efficient using modern acrobat reader to search the material but much less efficient with the old, out-dated, clunky version 5 - and ran out of time on my test.  I want to practice with the appropriate software before I try to take the exam a second time.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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I don't really understand, but OK... Any way, this version is not available on Adobe's FTP site. The earliest one I can find there is 6.0, so you're out of luck, either way.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Hi there

 

++ Adding to the discussion

 

You may download the Acrobat Reader DC application using the link https://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/

For more information about Acrobat Reader DC please check out the help page: https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/faq.html

 

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Amal

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Thank you Amal.

I have the current version of Acrobat reader.  I need to run the ~20 year old version five.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Even assuming you could get it, would you really expect it to still run in Windows 10?

Please ask the exam firm how to proceed. You won't be the first to ask.

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