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Act 2006

Will Act 2006 Version 8 run on windows 8.1?

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Re: Act 2006

Probably not. I believe the version of MSSQL required for ACT! 2006 isn't supported by Microsoft on Windows 8.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Act 2006

Thanks Roy. Would you have any ideas on options to get my data from my current machine which runs on windows XP to windows 8.1. Would 2006 version 8 run on windows 7 pro?

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You need to upgrade to ACT! 17. I doubt that ACT! 2006 will work on Win 7, same issue as Win 8. As to moving the data, simply use the ACT! backup to create a zip file and then do a restore as in the new version.

Roy Laudenslager
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Thanks Roy. I appreciate the help. Todd

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Re: Act 2006

Roy, I see you are a cerified consultant. Would you be a person I would work with to upgrade to Act version 17?

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Yes. I do charge for my services and I also sell the ACT!  program.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Act 2006

I have multiple computers running act 2006 on windows 7 and have ran it once on Windows 8(They went back to Windows 7).  The only time I ran into issues with Act 2006 is installing it on newer server software, but with a good virtualization strategy you can get around that.