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ACT! 10 installs but won't open on my laptop

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Country: USA

ACT! 10 installs but won't open on my laptop

Running Windows XP and upgrading my act 7 to act 10. Seems to install okay but when I try to open, I get the error message that it's encountered a problem and has to shut down.


How can I get this to run?


Thanks for any help!

Best regards,


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Posts: 14,529
Country: Australia

Re: ACT! 10 installs but won't open on my laptop

Sounds like something went wrong during the install


This is a procedure I wrote to get the most clean install possible:
Uninstall any version of ACT! from Windows Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs
Use the Uninstaller.exe from the ACT! KB 19338 (the exe, not the manual uninstall)
Uninstall .Net Framework (all versions) - this does NOT apply to Vista users as .Net 2.0 is part of the OS and can't be uninstalled
Uninstall any MS SQL items from the Control Panel if still there
Uninstall MSXML Services from Control Panel if it's still there
Perform a Selective restart with MSCONFIG as per ACT! KB 14499
Install .Net 2.0 Framework (only 2.0 for ACT! 9/10) from MS web site (only XP, not Vista)-
Manually install MS SQL as per ACT! KB 19386
Install ACT! 10.0 full install
Install ACT! 10.02 patch if the previous install was the previous build
Restore from Selective Startup Mode with MSCONFIG