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How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

New Member
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Country: USA

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Hello Out There!

 

Anyone running ACT 5 Macros under Windows 7?  I was forced to upgrade to Windows 7. Can't get my macros to work so I figured I would record them over again in the Windows 7 environment. When I activate record Macros ACT freezes and needs to be shut down.

 

Thanks,

Joe

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Country: Australia

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

The macros used a kb/mouse record and playback... I'd doubt that they'd work properly under Windows 7
Tuned Listener
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Country: United States

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Hi JoeT,

 

I don't have much experience creating macros, but I think the first thing you should do is go into the directory where you installed ACT, sort the files by type, and set the compatibility of all the ".exe" files to XP SP2, with administrator privileges (achieved by right-clicking the file and choosing "properties"). I do the same with patch files before I install them and have had very good results.

 

Good luck, and be sure and let us know how it goes. 

New Member
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Country: USA

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Hi Joe T,

 

I had the same problem after an upgrade to Windows 7.  The only thing I could do to get it to work was to record a macro on a workstation in my office still using Windows XP.  Then, I copied the macro from the that workstation's folder - (CSmiley Happy>Program Files>ACT>Macro and pasted it into a folder on our server.  Then, I copied it from there and saved it into the folder (CSmiley Happy>Program Files>ACT>Macro on my workstation and it worked great.  Hope you have access to another workstation/computer with ACT.

Copper Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

I was able to install ACT 6 on my W7 system.  Besides having trouble trying to use the MS Word processor (which I would love easy directions as to how to fix), no history is written to my contacts as was happening under Windows XP.

 

Any help appreciated...

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Country: Australia

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Copper Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

2010

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,392
Country: Australia

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

ACT! 6.0 only worked up to Office 2003 ... Microsoft changed the file structured and the programming interface completely with Office 2007.

There are some things in ACT! 6.0 that can work sometimes on Vista or Win7. That isn't one of them :-(
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,392
Country: Australia

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Only options are
* Use the ACT! wp and email ... which sometime works
* Go back to Office 2003 ... which sometimes works
* Upgrade to ACT! 2011 or later.
Copper Contributor
Posts: 51
Country: USA

Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks, again.  I'm inclined to upgrade to ACT! 2011.  Hopefully, my issues will go away and not be replaced by new ones.