Offline ABBYY License Deactivation

How to deactivate an ABBYY expired License without an active internet connection?

1. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\ABBYY\....\Licenses

2. Delete the license file that has the invalid license as prefix (Note! be very cautious not to remove the correct license!)

3. Restart licensing service and recheck license manager (below are the steps for restarting the service/s)

Go to Control Panel → Administrative Tools → Services; Select necessary Licensing Service: ABBYY FineReader Engine – Licensing Service or ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine – Licensing Service; Press “Stop the service” and then “Restart the service”