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How to Get and Use Adobe Acrobat Pro Full Version for Free

Failed to activate Adobe Acrobat because of the serial number was not valid for the product? Are you looking for a way to use trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro forever without expiration? In this tutorial we will show you how to upgrade trial version of Adobe Acrobat to a full version without purchasing it.

How to make Adobe Acrobat trial version to a full version

Trial version of Adobe products mostly come with 30 days or a few days trial period and it will expire after this time. To use Adobe Acrobat trial version without expiration, follow these steps below:

Step 1: Download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro from Adobe website onto you computer.

Step 2: Delete the cache.db and adobe_00080000_tsf.date files from the following locations:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\cache
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet

Delete cache.db

Step 3: Press Win+R, enter in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, press Enter key.

Open hosts file

Step 4: Open hosts file with Notepad. Then, add the following data at the end of the content.

Open hosts with Notepad

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com

Modify hosts' contents

When done, press Ctrl + S to save it. Then close Notepad and go ahead the next step.

Step 5: Activate Adobe Acrobat with serial number.

Tip: In order to complete this activation successfully, you need to disable internet connection permanently. To do: Open Control Panel, click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.

Change adapter settings

Choose the network you wish to disable or enable from the list and click to select Disable Internet Connection.

Disable Internet Connection

1. Launch Adobe Acrobat and accept the licensing agreement.

Accept the licensing agreement

2. Enter serial numbers that showing as follows. For more information about the serial number of Adobe Acrobat, search for "Serial number for Adobe Acrobat" in the Online for the edition of Acrobat that you want to activate.

License and activate Adobe Acrobe Pro

3. And click Next.

When you get the pop up for registration, choose skip or don't remind me again. That's all. Acrobat has successfully been activated and is ready to use. Information in this article also applies to any edition of Acrobat, including Adobe Acrobat XI, Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Acrobat 9, etc.