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

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!!!!!*****
I have been trying to do, but i get this Error 1722
 
Go to https://documentcloud.adobe.com/, and sign in with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account. After you sign in, the Adobe Document Cloud Home view appears. Click Apps in the left pane, and then click Download next to Acrobat Pro DC to start the download.
 
I followed this to the best of detail and I dont think it worked. I show days left on my trial. But that's where the directions go a rye. The was no mention of what to do when the login or start trial window opened.
 
I followed this to the best of detail and I dont think it worked. I show days left on my trial. But that's where the directions go a rye. The was no mention of what to do when the login or start trial window opened.
Best is to start all over again. Reinstall Windows, do not install anything from Adobe and carry out the procedure again. Highly likely there was something installed from Adobe (prevously?) that causes the software to contact their servers. And then the crack is overruled and not working anymore.
 
The Update file doesn't work it say's " The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch." Can someone please help.
 
Be prepared and have your credit card ready, as this is the official site to get Adobe.
If a crack was installed, it will be not working anymore, for sure. And it will be harder to installed a cracked version. All communication with an Adobe website should be avoided at all cost.
 
I have no idea why some people run into trouble during installation. Just make sure you right click all the time and run it as administrator. That had happened for me and it refused to work.
Another reason that it may not work is that there are (leftovers from) or other programs from Adobe installed.

Honestly, if you really want to have it to work my advice is;
- do a fresh install of windows on a dedicated OS partition (all data should be on another partition)
-install a program like Acronis True Image 2020 and the most basic programs that you are using
-make a backup from that partition (should be done on another HDD or SSD). I usually call that basic backup one.
- install other less important/handy programs or ad blocking software and back it up. I usually call that basic backup two - with programs.
-install Adobe Acrobat as mentioned above. Since it is a clean install it should work. Best to back it up as well. Just continue working with this working installation.

If Adobe Acrobat fails to activate, just recover your OS partition with the basic backup two - with programs, and try it again.
This is my way how I did this. Just to make sure when I want to test new programs, there is no disturbing software installed.
It is always possible to recover from the last good working situation. Sure, there are people with even better solutions! (virtual box e.g.)
how about a VM instead or run the sanboxie (never used a sandbox, only vm) now there's guppies or whales too (something like that) ms virtual machine 2007 still works too
 
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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

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SERVICES.MSC:

STOP & DISABLE
: AdobeARMservice Adobe Acrobat Update Service

STOP & DISABLE: AGSService Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service

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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

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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
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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 so much, I should installed this last week from here. however I installed a Russian one from a group on telegram . since then I used it it worked great , except the warning trojan from win/av. So then removed the temp files. which were the ones triggering windows AV , one was listed as pup keygen the other as trojan severe. I've done the acrobat work (forms to fill for work) . trojan always concerns me, and of course I know about false positives and ms plus app makers and a/v co's in cahoots.

it came with two adobe acrobat and some command line auto activator. and is only 520mb full version. I know even the adobe download (pre credit card ask) was larger. the one Assoc to this site is 958mb what does the extra 438mb get youi??

Adobe.Acrobat.Pro.DC.v2020.012.20048.exe
INSTALL.cmd

with a readme.txt that says this :

Общая информация:

Тип: установка
Языки: мульти, есть русский
Активация: автоматическая (PAINTER), ручная (keygen-XFORCE + hosts)
Для использования ручной активации (только для опытных пользователей) кликните
по кнопке [ОК] окна [Автоматическая активация] с зажатым [Shift]
Инструкция и генератор ключей будут скопированы на рабочий стол

Параметры командной строки:

ТИХАЯ УСТАНОВКА + АВТОАКТИВАЦИЯ:
файл_установки.exe -y -nr -gm2
"%WINDIR%\Temp\AdobeAcrobatDC\AcrobatHelper.exe" /S /AUTO
RD /S /Q "%WINDIR%\Temp\AdobeAcrobatDC"

ТИХАЯ УСТАНОВКА + РУЧНАЯ АКТИВАЦИЯ:
файл_установки.exe -y -nr -gm2
"%WINDIR%\Temp\AdobeAcrobatDC\AcrobatHelper.exe" /S /MANUAL
RD /S /Q "%WINDIR%\Temp\AdobeAcrobatDC"

Выбор места установки: /D=ПУТЬ

Ключ /D=ПУТЬ следует указывать самым последним
Например: "%WINDIR%\Temp\AdobeAcrobatDC\AcrobatHelper.exe" /S /AUTO /D=C:\MyProgram

Автор сборки: KpoJIuK
Блог: hxxps://repack.me
При поддержке: hxxp://me.fo
Приятного пользования :)

After I deleted the files extracted into windows temp , on reboot, I opened acrobat it lets me open a pdf then after 2-5 min a popup says (acrobathelper.exe file missing repair or reinstall "

so I reinstalled the Russian acrobat,

I did after stopping av. ( malwarebytes detects nothing btw) again trojan etc ( I told it to allow accidentally)

acrobat works almost 1 click install. but viruses and trojan are back.

however, in the past for creative suite, I've used your method with well-reviewed rip teams' adobe.

I feel my cpu usage is higher, throttles to 100% more often.
memory usage is always over 50%

task manager says it's edge or chrome. I don't buy that

netbalancer shows nothing unusual but I'm 1Gb updown, so it'd be a blip. the fu NetBalance updated so it's crack didn't take, expires in 4 days.

can I still install you acrobat pro? (Same time or only either or?) I'm going to append the files to sav and if that kills the Russian one then fyi installed on feb 2 been running great till I dealt with the win.../temp folder adobe files and extracted.

any advice would be appreciated.
 
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it worked and the next day it was asking me for the user name in the pop up screen i did uncheck the auto update any sugestions
 
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!!!!!*****
if usaw my earlier request thank you but i just
did it once again following these with slight variation and it looks to be installed and working just fine because i was able to edit n send my doc where it needed to be thank guys
 
Hi Varjak,

Your instructions are very well written. There was one, maybe two steps that gave me some pause, but no big issues. It loaded fine with no problems and runs great.

This is by far the best instructions I have seen from Thumper and the WindowsForum, and well over due.

My hats off too you for pulling this together for everyone's benefit. Well done and thanks!
absolutely agree
 
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