What's new
  • Donate
    TheWindowsForum.com needs donations to stay online!
    Love TheWindowsForum.com? Then help keep it alive by sending a donation!

How to install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL - step by step.

WELCOME TO THEWINDOWSFORUM COMMUNITY!

Our community has more than 50.000 registered members, and we'd love to have you as a member. Join us and take part in our unbiased discussions among people of all different backgrounds about Windows OS, Software, Hardware and more.

Anon351

New Member
Jun 18, 2022
1
0
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 102.0.0.0
Thank you for the detailed steps, but at the end I always get a pop up to sign in when I launch the app. and if I don't Sign in, the program closes.
Please advice
 

mhbang

Member
Jun 16, 2022
6
5
OS
Windows 10
BR
Firefox 101.0
I guess that one of the most common reasons for this failure is leftovers from a previous install. Before installing again use eg Revo Uninstaller to completely remove Acrobat and all leftovers.
 

ThumperTM

La Patróna
Owner
Aug 18, 2010
13,195
9,164
OS
OS X
BR
Chrome 101.0.0.0
I guess that one of the most common reasons for this failure is leftovers from a previous install. Before installing again use eg Revo Uninstaller to completely remove Acrobat and all leftovers.
Revo is my favorite uninstaller :)
 

dakotasd

New Member
Jul 31, 2022
1
0
OS
Windows 10
BR
Firefox 102.0
Hello, I'm stuck on #11. I'm confused as to this portion.....
Then go to (this PC) C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
I'm not sure how or where exactly that step is or goes.
I tried clicking on This PC and then in the File Name I typed in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts but didn't see anything thing that said ReadME files
It actually brought up
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp
#
#This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
and continued on
I'm sorry I'm fairly new to torrents so forgive me.......
Hoping someone can guide or help me with this step please and thank you.
 

Varjak Paw

Active Member
May 12, 2018
34
25
OS
Windows 10
BR
Opera 85.0.4341.71
You should open file explorer first. On the left side of the screen you will see a symbol of a computer with the text 'this computer'.
When you click once on it, it will show you the Windows drive, mostly it has the letter 'C".
Then double click on that 'C' partition and you will see several windows folders. (e.g. Intel, Program Files, Program Files (x86) and so on. And indeed, there is the Windows folder that you need to double click on as well. Then many new folders will appear, you need to double click on the system 32 folder. Same goes for the next folders.

Just follow the procedure and when something is not clear...... well, you know where to go ;-)

update: did you open Notepad and run it as administrator? If you not open it as administrator, then you probably can not open or change that file.
 
Last edited:

mhbang

Member
Jun 16, 2022
6
5
OS
Windows 10
BR
Firefox 103.0
You have found the right file. You just have to overwrite it with a new one (same title) - make the new one and then copy/overwtite it to the existing directory (windows... etc.)
 

jacidream

Member
Jul 8, 2022
5
5
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 104.0.0.0
Installation manual for Adobe Acrobat Pro on a clean Windows 10 pro installation.

1. Make sure your computer has Winzip, 7-Zip or Winrar installed. Take your internet cable out of the computer or disable your WIFI connection.
It is best not to have installed or install any other legal Adobe product. (e.g. Adobe Reader) Highly likely this will disable the crack!

2. Disable Windows Security Virus & threat protection.
(start - settings - update & security - windows security - Virus & threat protection - Virus & threat protection manage settings -
turn off real-time protection, turn off cloud-delivered protection, turn off tamper protection)
If possible keep this window open so you will notice, if windows real time protection suddenly turns on by itself.

NOTE: if you have installed another virus scanner, the windows virus scanner might be turned off already. Then you must disable your own virus scanner!!!

3. copy the downloaded file (Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL [TheWindowsForum.com]) to your desktop.
When Windows virus scanner is properly turned off, you should not get an error message)

4. Create a folder on the desktop named: Adobe Unzipped.

5. Open the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL [TheWindowsForum.com] folder on the desktop, and double click on the file: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL
[TheWindowsForum.com]. Open it with one of the programs from step one, and extract the file in the new folder on the desktop: Adobe Unzipped.
The requested password is: thewindowsforum.com

6. Close all windows (except the virus scanner window).

7. Open the folder Adobe Unzipped. Open the folder Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL [TheWindowsForum.com], open folder 1. Setup - AdobeAcrobatProDC2021, and right click on the file
Acrobat_DC_Web_WWMUI. Click on Run as administrator. Then extract Adobe Acrobat to C:\Program Files (x86), leave Skip as it is and press Next.

8. Launch Adobe Acrobat (click on Finish), click on next, select Use trail or subscription and click on Install. After finishing it click on Finish. DO NOT LAUNCH THE PROGRAM and DO NOT RESTART THE COMPUTER!!!

9. Install the update. (double click on the file AcrobatDCUpd2100720102 and click on update > and click on Yes). Ignore a popup that might shortly appear. When done, click on finish.
DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER!!!

10. Right-click on the taskbar, click on Task Manager, click on more details and kill all adobe processes. (Right click on them and End task.)
Exit Task Manager program.

11. Type on the right from the start button, after the magnifier: Notepad. Right click on the app and Run as administrator.
Click on File, open, and CHANGE THE Text Documents (*.txt) box into: All Files !!!
Then go to (this PC) C:\ Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and open this file.
In the still open folder, double click on the ReadMe file.

12. copy/paste the following lines from the ReadMe file into the hosts file. Just place them underneath the other text in that file. Carefully remove the space in front of the 127.0.0.1......

127.0.0.1 lmlicenses.wip4.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 lm.licenses.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 na1r.services.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 hlrcv.stage.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 genuine.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 prod.adobegenuine.com

After doing this, SAVE and Close the hosts file. Close the ReadMe file.

13. deleted (to prevent bad luck after the whole process)

14. Close all windows, except the windows security window. Open folders Adobe Unzipped, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL [TheWindowsForum.com] and folder 2.Activation.
copy the file adobe.snr.patch.v2.0-painter to folder C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe Acrobat. (copy as administrator)

15. Right click on the copied adobe.snr.patch.v2.0-painter and run it as administrator. Select "Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2015 (32Bit)". Click on Patch. Exit the Patcher program and enjoy the silence.

16. Close all windows, except the windows security window. Open folders Adobe Unzipped, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL [TheWindowsForum.com] and folder 2.Activation.
copy the file fix_x64 or fix_x86 (depends on your Windows version, x64 for 64bits or x86 for 32bits computers/windows version).
copy one of them to the folder C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe Acrobat. (as administrator).
Double click on the file, then Yes, Yes, OK. Close the open folder.

17. Open now Adobe Acrobat DC from the desktop. Click on Accept, click Yes, remove the popup if it comes up.
go to EDIT - Preferences - scroll down to Updater - and uncheck "Automatically install updates". Click OK and Yes and Close the program.

18. Switch all the settings from the Windows Defender virus scanner to 'ON'. Put on what was switched off in step 2.
(or 'ON' your own personal virus scanner)
Delete the folders Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021.007.20102 FULL [TheWindowsForum.com] and Adobe Unzipped from the desktop.

19. Connect your internet cable to the computer or enable your Wifi again.

20. Reboot your PC and enjoy the program!

*****Do not try to Sign In or Request Signatures, it might change the program to Adobe Acrobat Reader!!!!!*****
****************************************************************************************************************************

For those of you who may still have some issues, I suggest you add the following steps after completing the above that Varajk Paw documented. Granted, a few of you will notice that a couple may be redundant, but I've followed this configuration for many years and never had any issues. Also, there are a few more Adobe server DNS domain name entries to the hosts file than listed above. Personally, I'd rather side on the edge of caution. One last very important piece of advice. Perform all these steps PRIOR to ever starting any Adobe Application. One sure-fire way to observe if you've successfully completed the steps is to observe the %temp% directory for an overabundance of log files created by the Adobe program, such as: amt3.log, swtag.log, oobelib.log, PDApp.log, or AdobeIPCBroker.log. If so, at some point Adobe will send you a popup notice stating the Trial period is over and that you must purchase a license. At this point, you'll need to uninstall the Adobe Program using Revo or another Uninstaller App that will remove most, but not all, of the Adobe entries in the registry and the files and folders left over. After that, run "AdobeAcroCleaner_DC2021__x64.exe" to thoroughly clean up any remaining tidbits that Adobe scattered all over your hard drive. Reboot and you should be ready to take another shot at reinstalling your chosen Adobe Program.

ADDITIONAL ACTIONS NEEDED WHEN INSTALLING NON-LICENSED ADOBE PRODUCTS​

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\amtlib.dll (make sure you choose the correct file, x86 or x64. Be aware there are many different versions of this DLL file, all the same size and most all with the same file creation date/time)

REMOVE ADOBE FOLDERS & FILES FROM BEING EXECUTED ON STARTUP BY RENAMING THEM:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ ren ARM ARM_SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\ ren AGSService.exe AGSService.exe_SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\ ren AdobeARM.exe AdobeARM.exe__SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\ ren AdobeARMHelper.exe AdobeARMHelper.exe_SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\ ren AdobeGCClient.exe AdobeGCClient.exe__SAV

C:\ProgramData\Adobe\ ren ARM ARM__SAV

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Adobe\ ren ARM ARM__SAV

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\ ren OOBE OOBE__SAV

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\ ren SLData SLData_SAV

WIN10 TASK SCHEDULER:

DISABLE:
Adobe Acrobat Update Task

DISABLE: Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service

*************************************************************************************************

SERVICES.MSC:

STOP & DISABLE
: AdobeARMservice Adobe Acrobat Update Service

STOP & DISABLE: AGSService Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service

**************************************************************************************************

REGEDIT:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Identity\UserSpecificIdentity\Enabled = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Licensing\UserSpecificLicensing\Enabled = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Activation\Disabled = 1

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Activation\Disabled = 1

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Activation\IsAMTEnforced = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\Acrobat\{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-7760-0C0F074E4100}\Mode = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Products\{291AA914-A987-4CE9-BD63-0C0A92D435E5}\Mode = 0

**************************************************************************************************************************

AUTORUNS64:

  • Open “Everything” tab
  • Going down the list, UNCHECK:
  • AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0
  • AdobeGCInvoker-1.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Update Task
  • AdobeARMservice
  • AGSService
  • Adobe Document Cloud for Microsoft Outlook – Acrobat
***********************************************************************************************************

ADD ENTRIES TO HOSTS FILE:

127.0.0.1 lmlicenses.wip4.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 lm.licenses.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 na1r.services.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 hlrcv.stage.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 genuine.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 prod.adobegenuine.com

127.0.0.1 adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobelogin.com

127.0.0.1 ims-na1.adobelogin.com

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 hl2rcv.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 na2m-pr.licenses.adobe.com

Till Next Time....L8R,

Jaci
 

ThumperTM

La Patróna
Owner
Aug 18, 2010
13,195
9,164
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 103.0.0.0
****************************************************************************************************************************

For those of you who may still have some issues, I suggest you add the following steps after completing the above that Varajk Paw documented. Granted, a few of you will notice that a couple may be redundant, but I've followed this configuration for many years and never had any issues. Also, there are a few more Adobe server DNS domain name entries to the hosts file than listed above. Personally, I'd rather side on the edge of caution. One last very important piece of advice. Perform all these steps PRIOR to ever starting any Adobe Application. One sure-fire way to observe if you've successfully completed the steps is to observe the %temp% directory for an overabundance of log files created by the Adobe program, such as: amt3.log, swtag.log, oobelib.log, PDApp.log, or AdobeIPCBroker.log. If so, at some point Adobe will send you a popup notice stating the Trial period is over and that you must purchase a license. At this point, you'll need to uninstall the Adobe Program using Revo or another Uninstaller App that will remove most, but not all, of the Adobe entries in the registry and the files and folders left over. After that, run "AdobeAcroCleaner_DC2021__x64.exe" to thoroughly clean up any remaining tidbits that Adobe scattered all over your hard drive. Reboot and you should be ready to take another shot at reinstalling your chosen Adobe Program.

ADDITIONAL ACTIONS NEEDED WHEN INSTALLING NON-LICENSED ADOBE PRODUCTS​

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\amtlib.dll (make sure you choose the correct file, x86 or x64. Be aware there are many different versions of this DLL file, all the same size and most all with the same file creation date/time)

REMOVE ADOBE FOLDERS & FILES FROM BEING EXECUTED ON STARTUP BY RENAMING THEM:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ ren ARM ARM_SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\ ren AGSService.exe AGSService.exe_SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\ ren AdobeARM.exe AdobeARM.exe__SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\ ren AdobeARMHelper.exe AdobeARMHelper.exe_SAV

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\ ren AdobeGCClient.exe AdobeGCClient.exe__SAV

C:\ProgramData\Adobe\ ren ARM ARM__SAV

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Adobe\ ren ARM ARM__SAV

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\ ren OOBE OOBE__SAV

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\ ren SLData SLData_SAV

WIN10 TASK SCHEDULER:

DISABLE:
Adobe Acrobat Update Task

DISABLE: Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service

*************************************************************************************************

SERVICES.MSC:

STOP & DISABLE
: AdobeARMservice Adobe Acrobat Update Service

STOP & DISABLE: AGSService Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service

**************************************************************************************************

REGEDIT:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Identity\UserSpecificIdentity\Enabled = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Licensing\UserSpecificLicensing\Enabled = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Activation\Disabled = 1

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Activation\Disabled = 1

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\Activation\IsAMTEnforced = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\Acrobat\{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-7760-0C0F074E4100}\Mode = 0

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Products\{291AA914-A987-4CE9-BD63-0C0A92D435E5}\Mode = 0

**************************************************************************************************************************

AUTORUNS64:

  • Open “Everything” tab
  • Going down the list, UNCHECK:
  • AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0
  • AdobeGCInvoker-1.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Update Task
  • AdobeARMservice
  • AGSService
  • Adobe Document Cloud for Microsoft Outlook – Acrobat
***********************************************************************************************************

ADD ENTRIES TO HOSTS FILE:

127.0.0.1 lmlicenses.wip4.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 lm.licenses.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 na1r.services.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 hlrcv.stage.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 genuine.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 prod.adobegenuine.com

127.0.0.1 adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobelogin.com

127.0.0.1 ims-na1.adobelogin.com

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 hl2rcv.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 na2m-pr.licenses.adobe.com

Till Next Time....L8R,

Jaci

Thank you Jaci!
 

Online statistics

Members online
50
Guests online
55
Total visitors
105
Top