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ACT 2011 and Windows 8

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Astute Commentator
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Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

Toward the end of the install I got an error saying SQL Server 2005 is not compatible with Windows 8.  Install was unsuccessful.  I tried twice...for good measure.

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Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,789
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

While it's possible to get SQL 2005 to install on Windows8, Microsoft isn't supporting it... and there are a number of issues with it
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Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,679
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

Thanks for the link...

Interestingly, if you go here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Name=Sa...

it shows Sage ACT! 2013 Premium as "compatible".

 

I wonder how they get this information? Do they test themselves? Or do they rely on some feedback mechanism in Windows to send back info on what's actually running and what's not?

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Astute Commentator
Posts: 78
Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

Can you install SQL 2008 separately and then install ACT 2011?

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Platinum Elite Contributor
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Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

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New Member
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Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

 

This is not official from Act, but this from another source who tested a number of versions.  Enjoy.

 

http://www.companionlink.com/blog/2012/10/act-versions-that-work-on-windows-8/

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Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,789
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

Yeah ... but all they did was a basic install. They didn't fully test the application in Windows 8 as they stated here: http://lnkd.in/ZBpiGA
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New Member
Posts: 1
Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

I have the same problem - can't log onto server after installing on Windows 8 - how did you solve the problem?
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Platinum Super Contributor
Posts: 5,275
Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 and Windows 8

Hello Pttucker,
Welcome to the Sage ACT! Online Community!

Can you provide some additional information about your issue:
- Version of Sage ACT!
- Error message
- Verify: installed Sage ACT! on Windows 8, or upgraded to Win 8 with Sage ACT! already installed?
Greg Martin
Sage