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Act 2011 windows 8?

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Act 2011 windows 8?

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Hello, I need to know if act! 2011 is compatible with windows 8 and also if I can transfer an act database created on 2010 to 2011 or 2013. Thanks
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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

ACT 2011 isn't supported on Windows 8. Yes the database can be transferred.

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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

You can't transfer databases created in a later version to ACT! 2011

Only ACT! 2013 SP1 will be supported on Windows 8
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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

Thanks, sorry I'm getting a bit confusing. So since it is a windows 8 machine, 2013 is the only option. Is there a cheaper upgrade from 2010 or do we have to buy the full 2013 version? 

 

Also, about the transfer, the act database is currently in 2010. I'm sure we can transfer that to 2013, right?  Thanks for all of your replies. 

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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

Yeah, you should be able to get an upgrade, I think.

Yes, ACT! 2013 will convert databases from earlier versions
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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

The current Sage ACT! Obsolescence Policy (Here)

Upgrade Pricing Obsolescence Policy

Sage's Upgrade Pricing Obsolescence Policy is to honor upgrade pricing for customers with the current release and, in most cases, two prior releases of a product. If you're using a version of Sage ACT! older than that, you’re not eligible for upgrade pricing and will instead need to purchase Sage ACT! at new pricing.

 

according to this, ACT 2010 is not elegible for upgrade pricing.

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Copper Super Contributor
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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

As  matter of interest I am running Act 2010 on a new Win 8 machine with no apparent problems to date. This is an experiment so far as I'm continuing to run on my main computer with Win 7. I occasionally receive a pop up message informing of compatibility issues with SQL 2005, but it goes away when I click OK. I have backed up database on Win 8 machine and restored it to Win 7 without problems. I did this because I noted that SQL 2005 files were on my new laptop when it arrived from manufacturer.

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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

With all due respect, you're playing with fire. SQL manages your database.

Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Super Contributor
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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

Thanks, I understand. I'm just doing this on an experimental basis, I'm continuing to maintain my database on my desktop with Win 7. I'm a sole user well backed up. I haven't had any sort of warnings or pop ups for several days--except for a reminder that I should insert my home area code for faster service,etc.
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Re: Act 2011 windows 8?

BTW, wouldn't it be possible for Sage to offer a version of ACT 6 for single users with small databases?? ACT just gets bigger and bigger , more complex and more unmanageable for small users.