11-03-2009 03:33 PM
My company is still using ACT! 2000 and I am getting a new computer with Windows 7.
Will my ACT! 2000 software work with Windows 7? I have also been asked if it will run with 32MB or 64MB?
11-05-2009 02:54 PM - edited 11-05-2009 02:56 PM
I just posted separately that ACT! 6.0 works very well on my 64-bit system, using (64-bit version of) Windows 7, & I would guess that ACT! 2000 would work as well, depending on your computer & the version of the Windows 7 you have (or will have). I'm running ACT! in the "XP Mode" (which is part of Windows 7), but be aware that not all versions of Windows 7 include XP Mode (I have "Professional", which is akin to Vista Business). And since Intel & AMD did not enable all processors / chips for this (XP Mode, aka "Virtualization") capability, you'll need to verify this capability on your computer, as well. But it works quite well, if you want to run an older version of ACT! on a newer 64-bit Windows 7 PC.
( ACT! 6.0 would not install on 64-bit Vista system, & gave message that "ACT! is not compatible with 64-bit systems", or something to that effect ).
11-06-2009 03:21 PM
People trying to run ACT! 2000 on Windows7 even in Compatibility Mode will need to make sure that
they have the latest version of ACT! 2000 with the patch applied to run on XP. If they are using e-mail
they probably are running it with an add-on product as ACT! 2000 email was text only and was pre-HTML.
The email engine was written in 1994 with ACT! 6 being a major update to email which added HTML
support. The ACT! 2000 ACTDiag I believe also didn't have the option to turn off Opportunistic Locking as
that was added in the ACT! 6 version of ACTDiag. ACT! 2000 probably also needs Microsoft Office 2000
as it was ACT! 6 that had a patch to run on Office 2003. Even if it can be made to work on a basic level it is
far from ideal. Out of curiosity it would be interesting to see if it would work though.
12-09-2010 09:21 PM
12-09-2010 10:31 PM
If you want support, especially from Sage, you need to update. Otherwise your're on your own..
12-10-2010 07:10 AM
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.
06-30-2011 10:40 AM
My company is still using ACT! 2000 and I am getting a new computer with Windows 7. Will my ACT! 2000 software work with Windows 7? I have also been asked if it will run with 32MB or 64MB?