Installing ABBYY FineReader

The installation program will guide you through installation of ABBYY FineReader. Please close all applications prior to installing ABBYY FineReader.

To install ABBYY FineReader:

  1. Insert the ABBYY FineReader 8.0 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The installation program will be launched automatically.
  2. Follow the installation instructions.
If the installation program does not launch automatically:
  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar and select the Settings/Control Panel item.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. Select the Install/Uninstall tab and click the Install button.
  4. Follow the installation program instructions.

Installation options
During the installation, you will be asked to select one of the two installation options: 

Consult the readme.htm file on the ABBYY FineReader CD-ROM if you encounter an error message.

Note: If you wish to retain your user dictionaries and patterns from a previously installed version of ABBYY FineReader, do not uninstall the older version of the program prior to installing the new version. All existing user dictionaries and patterns will then be available for use in the latest version.

Network installation
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