Restrictions, "Features", and Bugs

Supported Platforms

This version of Abel runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10; it is likely to work on future versions of Windows. (An older version of Abel is also available, running on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows 2000.)


Abel has a small number of restrictions in its functionality, and a few unexpected "features" in its behaviour. They're mostly pretty obscure, but this section lists them so that you know what to expect.

Music Tracks

Earlier Abel CDs contained music tracks, playable on audio CD players, of Abel ringing. There are no music tracks on the current CD because they gave problems with Abel installation on a small proportion of PCs. However, the same recordings are included as MP3 files on the CD, so you can copy them to your PC or MP3 player, and if you wish you can burn them to a music CD.

There are no music tracks included in the Abel download, because they would make the download much larger.


At the time of writing, there are no known bugs in the latest version of Abel.

See also:

  Welcome to Abel for Windows
  End user licence and guarantee
  Getting started