I don't use Windows or Adobe Acrobat, so I am unable to help you there. However, I have noticed the PDFs I produce are usually smaller than ones generated in Adobe Acrobat.
First, you will want to process your scanned images with Scan Tailor. It is an amazing piece of software that can do incredible work on post processing. You will need to create a project folder with images from your scans named in the order of the pages. Then you can use Scan Tailor to process those images. Make sure the output is set to Black and White. After you have finished processing the scans, you will end up with a folder of TIFFs.
To Bind these scanned images together into a pdf, I would recommend the pdfbeads program. To run it you can just run the command
. pdfbeads will automatically use JBIG2 compression if you have an appropriate JBIG2 encoder installed. JBIG2 is a compression method that is optimized for black and white (bitonal) images, and can massively reduce the file size. I like to use jbig2enc
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pdfbeads *.tiff > output.pdf
After this you will need to use other programs to add OCR and bookmarks. I'd recommend PDF Xchange Viewer for OCR and Jpdfbookmarks for bookmarks.
Now these software packages should run on windows as well. pdfbeads is written in ruby, which has a windows version, PDF Xchange Viewer is a windows software I run under wine, Jpdfbookmarks is a java program, so it is crossplatform, and Scan Tailor offers a Windows build on their site. jbig2enc might be tricky to get working, you'll have to crosscompile with something like MinGW. I can try to help you compile it, but it's been a while since I lasted used windows and had to compile like this, so no guarantees.
If you have questions on this, please ask me. I've also written a more in depth tutorial on this process, and I can post it as soon as I'm done proofreading.