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Older version of ACT - Compatible with Windows Vista Home Edition

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Older version of ACT - Compatible with Windows Vista Home Edition

I've been using a 2001 version of act Build 5.0.4.495 on a laptop running XP Home Edition. I'm considering buying a new Compaq laptop that has Vista Home as the operating system. Does anyone know if I'll be able to load this old version of the program?
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Re: Older version of ACT - Compatible with Windows Vista Home Edition

ACT! 2000 (5.0) didn't even fully support XP without a patch... so it's unlikely that many functions would work under Vista.

 

Best to get the upgrade to ACT! 2009 when you get the new laptop

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Re: Older version of ACT - Compatible with Windows Vista Home Edition

Thank you! After posting the question I found some valuable info by Googling & you're right on. Now I need to decide whether to bite the bullet & get the newest version of ACT or switch to a completely different CRM program. I don't need anything too high tech for my real estate contacts. The biggest issue I see is trying to move the ACT data into something else. 
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Re: Older version of ACT - Compatible with Windows Vista Home Edition

ACT! 2009 is definately the best version of ACT! to-date... well worth the upgrade
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Re: Older version of ACT - Compatible with Windows Vista Home Edition

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