09-02-2012 05:58 AM
What's the OS of the new computer. If it's Windows 7 ACT! 7 won't work.
09-02-2012 09:42 AM
The Microsoft .NET Framework and MSSQL use for ACT! 2005 version 7 aren't supported on Windows 7, I don't know about running Windows 7 in XM mode there is a big risk. If you run into problems there isn't any support for ACT! 7.
They also need to be aware that many of the problems associated with ACT! 7 were actually problems with the very early versions of the .NET framwork and MSSQL.
09-02-2012 05:06 PM - edited 09-02-2012 05:11 PM
I wasn't very clear earlier (sorry):
The client owns a desktop which they intend to keep XP on for now. I had to wipe it, though, to clean up virus/etc. Reinstalled XP-SP3 clean. So I will still need to restore the database I created a back for (which I found instructions on via google). I also took screenshots of serials/etc (Act and others) before formatting. When they get more comfortable with windows 7, I will upgrade ACT for them but that day isn't today.
The point here is the database is going to be restored under XP for now (and requires it anyway from what I am understanding.)
So the questions remains:
I still need links to the 2005 installer + any pertinent updates if possible.
Why not just have this on the website under a legecy downloads area? Certainly the program is old enough at this point (and you need a serial anyway) to merit being available openly. I also am not sure why the lastest patch I mentioned is not on the website for the same reasons. Any help is very appreciated.
03-30-2013 02:02 PM
I have had the same issues & am looking for 7.04 updates for a re-formatted XP computer.
I tried to install the update via Help / Updates, but process stopped, saying (Incorrectly) that some programs needed to be closed down.
Installation is on 7.3.99 & data files appear to be on 7.04.**
Cannot use ACT as is - Where can I access the latest update for ACT! 7?
04-01-2013 06:53 AM
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.
10-10-2013 10:02 AM
Well it looks like I am one of the group that is stil on ACT2005 and needs to reinstall the software but can't find the 188.8.131.52 update. Could someone send me the update?