ABBYY FineReader Activation

After you install ABBYY FineReader 10, you need to activate the program to be able to run it in full mode. In restricted mode, some of the features will be unavailable. The set of disabled features may very from version to version and from region to region.

The built-in Activation Wizard will help you activate the program within minutes. The Activation Wizard will help you send the data required to activate your copy to ABBYY, and you will receive an activation code in return.

To activate ABBYY FineReader:

  1. From the Help menu, select Activate ABBYY FineReader….
  2. Follow the instructions of the Activation Wizard.

    If you choose to activate your copy by phone, fax, or e-mail, simply enter the activation code or provide the path to the activation file in the corresponding dialog box of the Activation Wizard.

Once you have activated your copy, ABBYY FineReader will run on this computer in full mode.

More about activation methods:

  • Over the Internet
    Activation is carried out automatically and takes only seconds to complete. An active Internet connection is required for this method.
  • By e-mail
    The program will prompt you to send an e-mail message to ABBYY containing the information required to activate ABBYY FineReader. The e-mail message will be generated automatically. You will receive an activation code in reply.

    Important! Be sure not to alter the subject field and the body of the generated e-mail message to ensure a quick reply from the e-mail robot.

  • By phone
    Select your country in the corresponding dialog box of the Activation Wizard. The wizard will show the telephone numbers of the nearest ABBYY office or partner in your area. Communicate the serial number and the Product ID displayed in the Activation Wizard to the technical support manager.

    Important! Activation codes may be very long and take some time to dictate over the phone.

The ABBYY FineReader Activation Wizard creates a unique Product ID parameter. This parameter is created on the basis of computer configuration data as of the moment of activation. The parameter doesn’t include any personal information or information about the computer model or installed software, user settings and stored data. In addition to Product ID, the serial number, product name and version, and the interface language of ABBYY FineReader are transferred to the server during activation. This information is required to select the appropriate language and content of the activation results message and will not be used for any other purposes.

You can re–install ABBYY FineReader on the computer on which it has been activated as often as you wish, without activating it again. The ABBYY FineReader Activation Wizard detects and tolerates changes to your PC configuration. Minor upgrades will not require re–activation. If major upgrades are made to the system (i.e. formatting the hard disk or re-installing the operating system), you may need to obtain a new activation code.

ABBYY FineReader Activation