So you’ve just received your new Windows 7 machine – x64 with 8GB of RAM – sweet machine. 

You install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat, and expect to be able to take advantage of the cool Windows 7 preview pane to instantly see the contents of PDF Files only to find that the PDF Files don’t display!

The problem: The Acrobat installer doesn’t set the correct registry keys on x64 systems.

The solution: http://www.pretentiousname.com/adobe_pdf_x64_fix/index.html This web site includes a free tool that will update the registry to the correct entries.

When you install the tool, it checks the current registry entries, and gives you a simple one-button click to fixing them:

After clicking Apply Fix your PDFs will preview instantly and you can immediately take advantage of this great Windows feature.

Summary of Steps to get it working:

Step 1: Install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat from Adobe (not 3rd party viewers)

Step 2: Download this file.

Step 3: Run that file, then click Apply Fix.

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