Adobe Reader + Windows 7 — Browser viewing still dead.
UPDATE 13 March 2010: Looking to get answers to any more Windows 7, PDF and Adobe Reader issues? We’re getting a lot of discussion of Windows 7 versus Acrobat 9 at our 4x Help question and answer site on this issue.
I’ve just loaded up the latest release candidate of Windows 7 Ultimate (version 6, build 7100) — it was an upgrade on the previous (semi-dead-like-a-slug) 32-bit Vista installation. I’ve got 4GB of RAM, however, on the first 3GB will be usable until I load up my 64-bit version.
In starting my test with Adobe Reader, I downloaded the latest Adobe Reader (9.1 at the time, and 42mb download) for Windows Vista. I had already installed the app on Windows Vista, so this was a repair install — I had no problem with this completing, although, admittedly, as I mentioned, this was a repair not fresh.
That said, in our previous article Rowan said that he was able to do this from-scratch on a fresh Windows 7 machine.
…. here goes … nope … when viewing a PDF on a website — (I selected the IRS Publication 590 [fascinating reading!]) with Chrome (126.96.36.199, my browser stays blank or pops up an error, and with IE (8.0.7100.0), it tries to download to the desktop.
Still no problems using Foxit Reader.
Side note: Although it took a colossal amount of time to install, I was mighty pleased that with Windows 7 I was able to ressurect my Vista installation without having to do a total recovery. Let’s just say using my “only-option-wipe-the-disk” ASUS laptop disk, not only wipes the disk, but the next few days from my life as well.
What about you? Any change? No luck? Or perhaps some problems?