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Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

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Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

Late last year I got a new laptop with Vista but was disappointed when, due to 64 bit architecture, it would not allow installation of certain programs including ACT 6.  Is there a workaround to get it installed and working or is this a forced upgrade?  Thanks.

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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

Unfortunately, like most programs developed at the time ACT! 6.0 was, it will not work on a 64-bit Vista machine.  ACT! 2009 is the only version that is supported on a 64-bit Vista OS.

Greig Hollister

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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

Thanks, Greig.  Someone told me I could set up a virtual XP environment on my Vista laptop that would allow me to run ACT 6.0 that way.  Does that sound correct?
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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

I'm not sure abiut the 64-bit version but I have successfully used Act! 6 on an HP Laptop running Vista Home Premium (32 bit). I recently upgraded to Act! 2009 because Act! 6 was freezing when rolling calls over to the next day (over 500 calls). It worked perfectly and lightning fast under regular conditions and was capable of rolling over about 350 calls / activities with no problems. I just couldn't be bothered to manually re-schedule everything.
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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

How did you manage to get past ACT 6.0 saying it cannot install on this operating system?

 

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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

The only people that I have heard of being able to even install ACT! 6 on Vista were using the Home edition. 
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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

this sounds like my problem too. My desktop crashed due to a shot motherboard so I transfered everything to my Vista laptop and now can get to my data. Act 2006 version 8 did install but I can't get it to see my data.  I am trying not to spend the money for the new version, but it sounds like I have to. Any alternatives?

thanks 

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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

Hey, I have the same laptop and system and have not been able to install 6.0-- how did you do it?

 

Thanks much.

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Re: Can ACT 6 work with Vista?

If your version of Vista is the 64-bit version, you won't be able to install ACT! 6. Even if you succeed in getting ACT! 6 installed on Vista, you will likely have ongoing problems. It would be better for you to upgrade to the latest version of the ACT! program.
Roy Laudenslager
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