07-22-2015 01:42 PM
Does anyone know how to restore from new verson of ACT old. I purchase the new verson (pro ACT 16) when I got a new computer, ut I would still like to back up ACT to my old computer for when I travel. I only bought 1 user in ACT, so they said I have to buy another user to do this. I thought I would ask before buying. The ACT represented seem to hit there is a way, but didn;t want to tell me, he said check out teh forums.
07-22-2015 02:02 PM
07-22-2015 03:07 PM
Thanks David, I almost got it, when I when to restore on old computer I got an error message "The database cannot be restored because it has been created in a newer version of SQL. Any ideas how to preceed?
07-22-2015 03:52 PM
Install the new version of ACT! on the old computer. ACT! is licensed to the use not to the machine so there's no need for a second license.
07-22-2015 09:34 PM
Check the C: drive on your new computer to see if there's a folder C:\ACT. If there is it's likely the unpacked install files for your copy of ACT! and you can copy that folder to a flash drive of CD/DVD and use the setup in the folder to install ACT! on your old computer.
07-23-2015 03:09 AM
07-23-2015 05:19 AM
Start the ACTDIAG program on each computer and confirm the version of SQL. Are you sure you have v16 and not v17? they changed the sql version that v17 installs with version17.1. this would expxlain your issue.
If you have sql 2014 on the new machine and sql 2008 on the first or some similar discrepancy, this would explain the error.
Unfortunately just uninstalling the program may not resolve the issue you need to get both sql versions nad both aCT versions the same
to determin sql version, go to start, run, actdiag
to determin act version, open ACT go to help, about.