Application Initialization Error when trying to download Adobe Reader

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Aug 07, 2016 Aug 07, 2016

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I have a windows 10 all in one desktop computer.  I cannot open or read any PDF files.  I have tried turning off my Norton Security firewall and that does not resolve the issue.  The error message is very generic:  Application Initialization Error.  I have also tried to installing using Google Chrome but receive the same error message.  Microsoft said they cannot help me.  Adobe doesn't offer phone support for Adobe Reader.  Can someone please tell me what I can do to get this resolved??? It is extremely frustrating!

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Adobe Employee , Aug 08, 2016 Aug 08, 2016
Hi ireneh3263308 ,Try to download Adobe Reader from here : Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Distribution , select your Operating System, Language and Version and Download .Let us know if you face any issue downloading Adobe Reader .Thank You!Shivam

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Adobe Employee , Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022
Hi Elishevam, Thank you for reaching out. Please try installing the Acrobat Reader DC from the following page: https://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/. If you get any error messages, please share the screenshot with us. Let us know how it goes. Thanks, Meenakshi

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 08, 2016 Aug 08, 2016

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Hi ireneh3263308 ,

Try to download Adobe Reader from here : Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Distribution , select your Operating System, Language and Version and Download .

Let us know if you face any issue downloading Adobe Reader .

Thank You!

Shivam

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Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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Thanks a lot 🙂

 

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Sep 14, 2020 Sep 14, 2020

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I tried this link and am still getting the error message.  Could you please help?

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New Here ,
Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021

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I have the same issue. I already installed Adobe Reader and it works for easy things such as opening a PDF and allowing certain functions, but it does not allow electronic signatures; and for any older PDF copies I have, I cannot modify the signature because it says: I do not have permission.

Is there any recommendations for this?

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Aug 08, 2016 Aug 08, 2016

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I had tried this link previously but received the same error message.  This time it worked!  Thank you so much!!

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 08, 2016 Aug 08, 2016

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Your Welcome!

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Apr 29, 2020 Apr 29, 2020

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I was just having the same error and this worked for me too.  Thx!

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Aug 07, 2020 Aug 07, 2020

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I have been having same problem and tried this link again but no luck!

Same error message pops up.

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Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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hii Shivam,

I cant download from the link you provided. i have also disabeled my anti virus still i cant download it .

can you please help me with it?

Niket .

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Thank you so much for this! It worked on my Windows 10 - Dell Laptop.

 

I have been trying to install from the original website but to my dismay it kept on showing "application initialization error" at the end. I even uninstalled my Norton antivirus to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. 

 

Thank you!!!!

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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i have a pdf document that i cannot open

i tried to download adobe reader and receive and error to install

what can i do

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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Hi Elishevam,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

Please try installing the Acrobat Reader DC from the following page: https://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/.

If you get any error messages, please share the screenshot with us.

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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I was ready to take a hammer when I've seen this post. Download it, intall it...GREAT! IS WORKING! 

Thank you so much!!!

 

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