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ACT 2009

Copper Contributor
Posts: 13
Country: USA

ACT 2009

Hello Act Community,


Well after finally getting my old XP ACT 2009 synchronized to my Windows 7 PC, I continued to run into networking issues between the two platforms.  Nothing to do with ACT.  I purchased a new Windows 8 laptop today and am in the process of Installing ACT 2009 and got stuck when prompted that my new laptop does not support Microsoft SQL Server 2005.  I went online but didn't get what the Microsoft Knowledgebase was telling me.


I'm guessing there's an updated version of SQL Server that needs to be installed.  Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get ACT 2009 to work on my new laptop Windows 8 platform?




Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,854
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2009

ACT! 2009 used Microsoft SQL 2005, which Microsoft doesn't support on Windows 8

The best option is to upgrade to ACT! 2013, which uses SQL 2008 and supports Windows 8