Moving FineReader to another computer

Question

How to migrate FineReader to another PC?

Answer

To transfer the FineReader to another computer complete the steps below:

  1. Make sure you have the serial number (activation key):
    • If you purchased the boxed version of the program, you can find the serial number on a card inside the CD case.
    • If you purchased the download version of the program, the serial number can be found in the confirmation e-mail that you received after your purchase.
  2. Uninstall FineReader from the computer where it was originally installed.
  3. Install the program on a new computer. 
  4. Activate FineReader using the serial number of your copy of the program.

Additional information

If you receive a message that automatic activation has been blocked, please submit a request to receive support on this issue.

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    Varpu Vuorjoki

    Thanks, but where do I go to install the program on the new computer?

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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hello Varpu Vuorjoki,

    You can find download links for the FineReader version you have purchased in the following section: https://support.abbyy.com/hc/en-us/sections/360000780080-Downloads.

     

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    laertemoura

    i have installed the finereader 14 on windows. After uninstalling from Windows can I install on Linux on a new computer? is there version for linux?

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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hello laertemoura,

    FineReader 14 (as well  as FineReader 15) was designed for Windows OS and Linux is not mentioned in the Specifications.

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    Allyson Wright

    Hi,

    My old PC is completely dead and I need to install my FineReader 12 software on my new pc.  Is there a way to do this?  I have a valid license for FineReader 12 but can't install on my new PC.  I cannot access the old PC at all so can not uninstall or deactivate the software on it.

     

    Thanks

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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hello Allyson Wright,

    Please find the link for the distribution kit here: https://support.abbyy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018574159-Download-links-for-FineReader-12

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    Allyson Wright

    Hello Victoria,

     

    I followed the link and attempted to activate it using my original license key but just got the 'you are trying to activate more than one copy' text, which of course I am not as this is a completely new pc.  Because I have no access to the old pc which wont even turn on I can do nothing about the previous installation as it is now inaccessible to me. 

    How can I activate the software on my new pc?  Is this impossible to do?

    Allyson

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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Allyson,

    I've created a support ticket for this issue. Please await a reply from our Support Team.

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    Allyson Wright

    Thanks. I will wait for the support team to contact me.

     

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