Installing Scansoft PaperPort 11 Pro on Windows 10 and Windows 11

Installing your Scansoft PaperPort 11 Pro on Windows or Windows 11 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install PaperPort 11 Pro

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here and install it – you need version V4.10 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire PaperPort 11 Pro install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Scansoft\PaperPort11
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
    1. Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\InstallCDs\Scansoft\PaperPort11\PaperPort folder
    3. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. Once your PaperPort 11 Pro setup screen appears, install as normal except:
    1. As shown just below, when you arrive at the Setup Type, pick Custom
      then it is vitally important that you install to c:\Scansoft\PaperPort11 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Scansoft\PaperPort as normally prompted)

    2. now carry on and install as normal
    3. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Now PaperPort 11 Pro is installed, back in the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    2. pick the newly installed c:\Scansoft\PaperPort11 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program’
    3. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  6. Now you can happily run your PaperPort 11 Pro


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