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Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

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Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

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I just bought a new computer with Windows 8. When I try to install Act Premium 2010 it tells me SQL Server 2005 is not compatible with Windows 2008. How do I get my Act working with Windows 8? Is there a work around?

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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

My understanding is that ACT! 2012 won't be updated for Windows 8. ACT! 2013 will be compatible with Windows 8 once SP1 is released early next year.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

ACT Premium 2012 should also be using SQL Server 2008 R2, not SQL 2005.  Where are you getting SQL 2005 from?

Cherie Buttsworth
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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

Sorry all. I just realized I made a typo. I'm on Act 2010 which is SQL 2005. Sorry about that!

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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

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That makes a lot more sense!!  I did wonder where 2012 was getting a SQL 2005 installer from. Smiley Wink

I was going to say that I would still give 2012 a go, because I think it should probably still install on win8, but is definitely not supported.  I haven't tested that yet myself, to verify.  Its just a guess.

 

But I definitely wouldn't bother with ACT 2010, not only is SQL 2005 not supported for windows 8, you're likely using office 2010 which also isn't compatible with that version of ACT.

 

You will need to upgrade to Sage ACT 2013.

Cherie Buttsworth
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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

Copper Contributor
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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

Thanks I'll try this. We would like to upgrade to 2013 but we have 5 computers so it is a bit of an investment. Hopefuly soon. Thanks again!

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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

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Hello bdc11,
Please note that ACT! 2010 will only connect to SQL 2008, not SQL 2008 R2. Here is a link to the MS download page for SQL Server  2008 Express:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1695

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

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Re: Windows 8 upgrade problem SQL server 2005 not compatible

Great Info. Thanks!