Adobe Acrobat Reader upgrade

We will be upgrading Adobe Reader to the latest version - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - on all University Windows desktops and laptops from Saturday 27 October onward.

If you would like to install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC yourself, ahead of this mandated upgrade, you can do so via the Software Center from Monday 22 October. To access the Software Centre:

  • Click Start
  • Type ‘software’ into the search box
  • Select Software Center from the search results

How long will the installation take?

Installation will take up to 10 minutes to complete. Message windows will keep you informed of the installation progress and will tell you when it’s complete. If Adobe Reader is open at the time of the upgrade, you will be prompted to close it.

What is Acrobat Reader?

It is a free, stand-alone application that you can use to open and view, sign PDF files. It is not the same as Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, which is a paid product that allows you to create and edit PDFs.