Article ID : 00056271 / Last Modified : 23/05/2014Print

How to install the Reader for PC in Windows 8 Operating System?

    NOTE: The Reader for PC software is only compatible with the Windows 8 Desktop.

    • There are two versions of Internet Explorer in Windows 8. There is a full-featured, robust version of Internet Explorer 10 which runs from the desktop and an Internet Explorer 10 applet optimized for touch-based devices and designed for the New User Interface (Tiles).
    • Add-ons and plug-ins (like Flash and Silverlight) are only supported by the desktop version of Internet Explorer. If a website is not functioning, try loading the page using the desktop.
    • As the Reader for PC software is only compatible with the Windows 8 desktop, it is NOT compatible with Windows RT. Windows RT (while similar in appearance to Windows 8) is a different operating system designed for tablets and light, touch-based PCs.

    To install the Reader for PC/MAC software do the following:

    1. Open the Desktop Version of Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to
    3. Click on Reader Apps at the top of the page.
    4. Click on Reader for PC & MAC®.
    5. Click on Run.
    6. After the installer finishes downloading, follow the installation instructions shown on-screen.
    7. Click on Finish.
    8. An icon will be created in the desktop to allow future access to the Reader Application.