System Requirements

PC with a 1 GHz or higher CPU
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft Windows Vista®, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2012.
To work with localized interfaces, corresponding language support is required.
Memory: 1024 MB available RAM. In a multiprocessor system, an additional 512 MB of RAM is required for each additional processor core.
Hard disk space: 700 MB for typical program installation and 700 MB for program operation.
TWAIN- or WIA-compatible scanner or business card scanner (for Corporate Edition), digital camera or fax-modem (optional).
Video card and monitor (1024×768 or higher).
Keyboard, mouse or other pointing device.


Terminal Server Support (for Corporate Edition only)

The operation of ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate Edition in terminal mode has been tested for the following configurations: Windows 2003 Terminal Server, Windows 2008 Terminal Server and Citrix XenApp 6 (using installed application accessed from a server).

Terminal server support is available with concurrent licenses.


Supported Scanners and MFPs 

ABBYY software products support TWAIN and WIA compatible scanning devices. You can find such scanners among the popular models offered by Avision, Brother, Canon, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Lexmark, Microtek, Mustek, Oki, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Visioneer, VuPoint, Xerox, and many other vendors.

Nonetheless, ABBYY cannot and does not guarantee any scanner to be fully compatible with ABBYY software products. Due to this fact, ABBYY assumes no liability whatsoever for any commercial damage that might arise out of the use of the information stated above.

If you cannot make your scanning device work with an ABBYY software product, please visit our Knowledge Base or contact our technical support service.


Digital Camera Requirements

  Minimum: 2-megapixel sensor  with variable focus lens


  • 5-megapixel sensor
  • Optical zoom
  • Flash disable feature
  • Manual focusing
  • Manual aperture control or aperture priority mode 
  • An anti-shake system or a tripod

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All recent products have built-in update system.
To update product: Select the Help › Check for update menu item.

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