Most of the modern CPUs are ending support for 32-bit applications - they will just go away at some point. Windows 10 minimum system requirements say that all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds.
When 32-bit programs run on 64-bit operating system, this affects the device’s battery, program performance, as well as memory or they even don’t recognize the 64-based versions of Windows as compatible operating systems.
To make the products robust and solve more business needs, ABBYY constantly improves its products and also moves forward and leaving the past behind.
ABBYY will no longer release 32-bit compatible versions for B2B product family starting from H2 2021, and is focusing development on the contemporary hardware stack.
It means, that FlexiCapture 12 Release 4 and all further releases and updates will not include 32-bit version. But ABBYY continues maintenance support for FlexiCapture 12 32-bit versions till December 31, 2021. The customers with FlexiCapture 12 32-bit version will not be able to use the new functionality included in Release 4 and after, but they can upgrade to the latest 64-bit product release with their Support and Maintenance agreement.
FineReader Server 14 Release 3 will be the latest version compatible with 32-bit technology. Maintenance support for 32-bit versions will continue till December 31, 2021. The customers with FineReader Server 14 32-bit version will not be able to use the new functionality included in the latest 64-bit product versions, but they can upgrade with their Support and Maintenance agreement.
As for FineReader Engine 12 Release 5 will be the last version compatible with 32-bit. The maintenance support for the 32-bit product version will continue till December 31, 2022. The customers with FineReader Engine 12 32-bit version will not be able to use the new functionality released for the latest 64-bit product versions, but they can upgrade with their Software and Maintenance agreement.
Not to challenge your process’s performance and stability, we advise you to use 64-bit product versions.
If you have further questions or wish for an individual consultancy, please contact us.