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ACT2000 - Error Messsages

Tuned Listener
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ACT2000 - Error Messsages

Hi All!!!

I am using act2000.

Word 2000

Personal computer, no network.

Windows xp

Error messages "Failed to connect to word processor" - The word processor driver is not running".

 

I've been having other issues with my computer concerning McAfee virus protection.

I am being told that my explorer 8 is corrupted.

 

I really love my act2000, it has been helping me and saving me mass amounts of time for many years. 

Employee
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Tuned Listener
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I got as far as user accounts and username-administrator and Group-administrators are highlighted in the user accounts box.\

I am not skilled enough to go any further in your procedures and microsoft is no longer supporting widow xp.

 

Is it possible to load my act2000 in a new windows 10 computer?

 

 

Employee
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Re: ACT2000 - Error Messsages


Act! 2000 has never been tested in this environment as it's no longer supported so unfortunately I cannot advise you on this.
Tuned Listener
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Re: ACT2000 - Error Messsages

Act2000 has been working absolutely great on this computer for years.

 

Could any of these items be the cause for "Failed to connect to processor: Act word processor" then "The word processor driver is not running".

 

1. I unsuccessfully tried to upgrade "System Mechanic"

2. Internet explorer may be corrupted ? That's what McAfee tech support told me when my Verizon internet security suite stopped working properly and tried to reinstall it.

Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: ACT2000 - Error Messsages

The ACT! 2000 link to Word was via a very complex set of Windows registry links, easily broken and hard to fix. Often the only fix ended up being a reformat and reinstall of Windows.

 

ACT! 2000 is a 15 year old program that was originally designed to run on Windows 98. It may be possible to get it installed on Windows 10 but none of the external connections (e-mail, Word) would work.

Roy Laudenslager
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Tuned Listener
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Re: ACT2000 - Error Messsages

Hi Roy:

If I purchase a new computer with windows 10 and purchase a new act 2014 software, do I tech support over the phone?

Copper Elite Contributor
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Re: ACT2000 - Error Messsages

You can purchase an installation support package if you purchase the Pro product, or you get a year of support if you purchase Premium.

Karen Fredricks
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[ Edited ]

Yes you can run ACT! 2000 (5.0) on a new Windows 10 computer.  It's very easy.  Go to the ACT folder on the CD and run setup from there.

 

The problem is the MENU (which is opened from setup in the root) won't run.

 

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If you want to use the ACT! 2000 Word Processor in Windows 10 send the ACT! 2000 icon to the desktop (create shortcut) then do the following:

 

1. Right click the ACT! 2000 icon

2. Click Properties-Compatibility-Run this program as an Administrator

3. Click OK

 

or do this which also works:

 

1. Right click the ACT! 2000 icon

2. Click Properties-Compatibility-Run this program in Compatibility mode for:

3. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3) (both of them work)

4. Click OK