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Windows 7: what is it and how to open it.

27 Oct 2013   #1
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
what is it and how to open it.

I have files in my documents ,such as user manuals .and I am trying to open them. but this comes up .and I don't' know what it is or what to do with it. can anybody please help.




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27 Oct 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm confused. That is the Internet Explorer downloads window. It appears when you download a file. The download appears to be complete and it is asking if you want to save or open the file. You got this when clicking on a pdf file already on your PC? A Guy
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27 Oct 2013   #3
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You just need to install Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions or another pdf viewer. If installing Adobe Reader make sure to uncheck the optional offer of McAffee Security scan otherwise it will install it by default.
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27 Oct 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Here are some good FREE alternatives to Adobe:

Download Free PDF Software | Nitro PDF
Free PDF Reader - Sumatra PDF
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28 Oct 2013   #5
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
what is it and how to open it

Thanks all of you for you answers, I have downloaded Adobe reader. so I will let you know how I get on.
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28 Oct 2013   #6
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome
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28 Oct 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I find something on my computer and don't know what it is I Do Not Open it. I Google it and see what it is. Then decide what to do with it.

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01 Nov 2013   #8
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
what is it and how to open it

WELL it as beat me I am totally confused. I downloaded adobe reader as you advised. And I am still stuck .I have just been sent a download from a friend ,when I try to download it that message comes up
at the bottom of the page ,do you want to run it or save it .when I click run that box comes up. And asks do you want to run it or save it.when I click run well you know what happens next I could go on all day and get knowhere.what am I supposed to do with it.
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01 Nov 2013   #9
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

After you downloaded Adobe Reader, did you open it on the desktop and complete the install?

Click this link to see it your Adobe reader is working:

http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/pdf/pdf-test.pdf

John
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01 Nov 2013   #10
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Be sure the pdf reader program has been installed properly. Should be able to open from the email. Alternatively, save the attachment to a location you choose. It should then open with a doubleclick. If not, right click it > see pictures. If none of this works, either it's not a valid pdf, or your pdf reader is not installed, or not registered by Windows, then browse for it and find the exe.


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