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.
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.