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ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

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ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

Hello, I had ACT installed on my old windows 7 PC. I just upgrade my PC and it's windows 10 now. I tried to install ACT on windows 10 and it gave me error about incompatibility. So, what could be the possible solution ?

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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

Two issues. ACT! 8 used a version of MSSQL that isn't supported or available on Windows 10. The other issue is that ACT! 8 can't be activated any more.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

Roy,
Thanks for replying back. So, what version of ACT do i need to use with windows 10 ?
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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

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Roy Laudenslager
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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

Roy-will my old databases that I use in Act! 2006 transfer okay to Act! 21? Or will I lose my data?
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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

You'll probably need the help of an ACC. The issue is the old SQL Server version that came with ACT!8. You'll need an intermediate step with an "in-between" ACT! version between 8 and 21. Your data will transfer OK, even with that intermediate step.
Andreas Schlesselmann
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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

You would need to uninstall both ACT the SQL before installing ACT V21 or V22. This will allow ACT to automatically install the correct version of SQL as part of the new ACT install.

 

Always make a full backup first but once the new ACT is installed it should convert the old database when you go to open it.

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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

Thank you
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Re: ACT 2006 version 8 doesn't work with windows 10 ?

Thank you so much