05-06-2008 08:36 AM
The database structure is different in 2008... all users sharing data must be on the same version.
This is a good thing for your 2005 users as 2008 is better, faster and more stable
05-06-2008 11:22 AM
You may be able to contact the laptop vendor and get them to down-grade to XP
Many older apps (even some Microsoft products) can't run on Vista without purchasing an upgrade
But the users will fine ACT! 200 better and faster... so it will not be a complete loss for you
BTW: If you still have Office 2000, ACT! 2008 doesn't work with that any more.