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Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

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Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

Is there a way to install Act 2009 ver 11 on Windows 10? Tried to install and got error messages.

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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

Generally speaking the answer is no. The version of MSSQL used by ACT! 11 isn't supported by Windows 10.
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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

Thank you. I am not surprised.
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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

If I installed SQL Express 2012 R2 on my Windows 10 first, is there a way to bypass installation of SQL Express 2005 that came with the download and pre-populate the schema/tables in the database first?

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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

Possibly but you would need to hand craft creating the SQL ACT 7 instance. Frankly if you are going to use Windows 10 you better upgrade your ACT! to ACT! 19. ACT! 2009 isn't supported on Windows 10 and is known to have problems running on Windows 10.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

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Let's say that we have the budget to purchase Act 19 ($269, as I think we are not eligible for upgrade, right?), is there an easy upgrade path to migrate to it?  Simply backup/restore the database?

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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

That should work. You'll need to do a restore as with a new name for the database. thge first time you open the database it will do an automatic conversion.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

are there other avenues to acquire the software?  Legally, of course...Cheaper than $269?  We are a non-profit, it's hard to ask for money when it's not budgeted...

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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

That sounds like the price for the premium version, the pro version should be lower cost. Any ACC is a reseller of the ACT! program, including Techbenders. I don't know what the present program for non-profits is but Karen as Techbenders would know.
Roy Laudenslager
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www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: Installing Act 11 on Windows 10

thanks, Roy....i called and left a VM for her.