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Act 6 Install on different computer

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Act 6 Install on different computer

The motherboard of my desktop went out. I want to install Act! 6 on my laptop, XP op system. Act is backed up on Carbonite. Also, a Tech-Friend says to tether the old drive and open Act from there. First must install Act. I have original disc and Ser#. Can I approach this as I did years ago when first installing v.-6?
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Re: Act 6 Install on different computer

Yes... but when it wants to register the key, select to print it as the registration server for internet no-longer exists
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Re: Act 6 Install on different computer

This is where my memory goes vague. I remember a key being provided over the internet. Suspected it no longer available. Please provide a little more detail to your post. If I understand, I print to a printer?

 

As a note, a local Act Consultant was very kind to help me with a question and also mentioned you as "quick to help." My thanks to you, deeply appreciated.

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Re: Act 6 Install on different computer

It's your serial number I meant by key.

 

It then asks to register... the Internet option no-longer works, so you print the registration info

 

Who was the consultant? Thank them from me next time you speak

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Re: Act 6 Install on different computer

His name, Gary Kramer, G Kramer Consulting, Northern California. We are in the same city, I called him. He in Costco, as nice a guy as one could surprise with a call. Said I should have no problem and then mention forum and you.

 

I will be relieved a great degree once I have my database going again. Use it daily. For clarification, when installing and asked for serial number to register Act 6 I should print document as if mailing registration, as if no access to internet? Then product should complet installation and work.

 

Then, can I simply open the database I choose? Or, do I have to import. My database will be available from two sources, I hope, Carbonite or from the old C Drive. My tech friend wants to first go the tethered C drive route. My databases should be there as normal.

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Re: Act 6 Install on different computer

You will install and use the servial number you have. Then it will try to registers and you select to print.

 

I'd copy the database to a local folder like c:\ACTData

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Re: Act 6 Install on different computer

Thank you, again. I will have my friend's help and will be sure he sees your posts. 

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