While installing Foxit PhantomPDF/Foxit Reader, you might encounter the following error message:
Followed by the OK button in the error message and the uninstalling of everything up until that point.
Causes and solutions:
The probable causes and solutions of this issue are listed below:
Foxit PhantomPDF and Foxit Reader are not compatible with Windows XP anymore since version 7.When you try to install Foxit PhantomPDF/Foxit Reader on windows XP system, you would fail to install it ant get the error message mentioned in this article. We suggest you upgrade your OS to a newer version (such as windows 10) before you install Foxit again.
If the Print Spooler service in your computer management was turned off, you would receive the error message referred in this article when you install Foxit PhantomPDF/Foxit Reader.
You have to turn on the Print Spooler before you install Foxit again. To turn on the Print Spooler, press the Windows key+R on your keyboard at the same time to open the Run box,input services.msc in the run line, click OK button to open computer management to check if you have keep the service Print Spooler on? If not, please start it.
ARM is a type of processor used in a computer that affects the applications that you can install on your computer. Our Foxit PhantomPDF (Prior to V10.1)/Foxit Reader (Prior to V10.0) are not compatible with ARM processors yet. If your computer uses an ARM processor, you can’t install the Foxit PhantomPDF (Prior to V10.1)/Foxit Reader (Prior to V10.0) there. To check whether your computer uses an ARM Processor or not, please do the following steps:
Press Windows key + R on your keyboard at the same time to open the Run command line.
Under System Summary, look at the System Type field. If it shows ARM-based PC, your PC is running on an ARM processor and isn’t compatible with Foxit PhantomPDF/Foxit Reader.
In conclusion, there is not any way to install Foxit PhantomPDF (Prior to V10.1)/Foxit Reader (Prior to V10.0) on computer uses ARM processor,please download a more newer version of Foxit PhantomPDF/Foxit Reader for installing on computer with ARM processor. Foxit PhantomPDF (V10.1 or later versions) and Foxit Reader (Version 10.0 or later versions) support to be installed on computer with ARM processor.To know more details about the installation of Foxit PhantomPDF/Reader on computers with Arm processor ,please click here.
If something is corrupted in the .NET framework installation of the OS also could cause such issue.For this situation,please downloaded the .NET Framework Repair Tool from Microsoft and run it to check the installation,it would report errors,please repair those errors.
After then Foxit PhantomPDF would be correctly installed.