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Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

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Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

I have ACT! 6.0 with Act4Advisors on my laptop currently.  We have a team of 5 sharing a database.  I'd like to install my copy of Act! 6.0 on my flash drive and then upgrade it to Act for Financial Advisors.  My end result is I want(need) to have two different installs on same pc.  When I try to install Act! 6.0 it asks if I want to reinstall over a previous version (which I don't) and it seems to only allow me to install under C:/Programs/ACT.

 

Is what I'm attempting to do possible?  If not on the flash drive...can I still install ACT! 6.0 again on my pc in a separate location and upgrade it?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

The answer is no, you can't do that. ACT! 5 and ACT! 6 use the same hive in the registry.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

The answer is no, you can't do that. ACT! 5 and ACT! 6 use the same hive in the registry.
Roy Laudenslager
Retired ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
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Re: Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

Thank you!  Good to know NOT to go that route.  If I didn't upgrade and bought Act for Financial Adivors could I install that where I want to (flash drive) and run 2 versions on same pc?

 

 

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Re: Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

You could install the later version of ACT! on the same machine as ACT! 5 but you can't do the install on a flash drive, it would have to be to a physical hard drive.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Run two versions of ACT! on same pc

Thanks Roy.  I appreciate your response.