12-05-2013 09:30 AM
I am adding a workstation to our home network and we are using version 11.0 premium with synchronized databases. We use windows xp on all workstations. We will be adding a windows 7 laptop. I can obtain a 5 user license of Act! 2009 premium-EX. If I add this on the new laptop will it be able to use and synch the database we are currently using with 2009 premium?
I didn't realize that there was a difference between versions and purchased a 2009 pro license only to discover that it would not read the premium version database unless I coverted it. I don't want to run into the same problem with the EX version.
Any help is appreciated.
12-05-2013 10:01 AM
Upgrade to ACT! 16. ACT! 2009 isn't reliable on Windows 7
12-05-2013 10:13 AM
thanks for the reply. I can't afford such an upgrade. If it is unstable on windows 7, I will downgrade the laptop to xp. That will be much more cost effective than upgrading to the latest act version. There is nothing in windows 7 that we need that can't be done in xp.
So, coming back to my original question, is the EX version pof 2009 compatible with the premium version in 2009?
12-05-2013 03:48 PM
I thought I would ask again. Will version 2009 premium have a conflict with 2009 premium EX? I would like to add another workstation and have a chance to get a new 2009 EX box. . If 2009 won't run properly on windows 7, then it can be setup on an xp workstation that is not a problem.
If my budget allowed I would be running new workstations and the latest version of Act! but that is not the case so I have to find a solution that I can afford.
What do you say?
12-08-2013 07:06 AM
12-08-2013 07:43 AM
thanks for that information. I can fiddle with Windows 7. If push comes to shove, I'll just downgrade the machine to XP. We are just a mom and pop shop that uses act for our record keeping, contacts, etc. and do not push Act! in any way beyond moderate use. The extra workstation is because my wife is changing computers and will use the old one as backup.
12-08-2013 09:22 AM
Unless you're adding a new user account then you don't need an additional license. ACT! is licensed to the name user not to the machine.
12-08-2013 10:15 AM
thanks for that. Because the price of the software is very attractive, I wlll buy the boxed program (and new license) to have when and if I add a workstation to our small network to accomodate our son who periodically works with us when we need the help. This way he could use his own workstation and desk.