Unable to open PDF of a drawing due to Adobe Acrobat installation

Unable to open PDF file in Creo View
Creo View prematurely exits when trying to open a PDF and the following error message is shown:

You need a supported installation of Adobe Acrobat to use this installer
  • Version of installed Adobe Acrobat is not supported​ 

  • Old/incorrect listings of Adobe Acrobat in registry

  1. Make sure that the installed version Adobe Acrobat/Reader is supported according to the Creo View Clients & Toolkits Software Matrices. See PTC Platform Support

  2. ​​Reinstall the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC/Acrobat DC with the following steps:

    • Uninstall the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC/Acrobat DC

    • Remove the Software Subkeys from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) and HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU) for the no longer installed Adobe product release - make sure not to remove anything else

    • Make sure no old Adobe Acrobat installations are listed

    • Install an Acrobat version according PTC Platform Support

    • Launch Creo View and complete the plugin installation


HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\InstallPath   
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\InstallPath   
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0\InstallPath   
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0\InstallPath   
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\InstallPath
HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\InstallPath
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\InstallPath