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How do I move ACT 2013 database from old to new laptop?

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How do I move ACT 2013 database from old to new laptop?

I am single user with ACT 2013.  Version 15.0.301.0    My laptop is Windows 7 Enterprise. 

 

I am purchasing a new windows laptop and need help understanding how to move my database from my current laptop to my new laptop.  I plan on using the same ACT 2013 unless there is a good reason to purchase a new single user version of ACT.

 

If I remember correctly, I can't just copy the database file to my new laptop.

 

Can someone refresh my memory on how to move the database file from old to new laptop?

 

Please help.  Thanks.

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Re: How do I move ACT 2013 database from old to new laptop?

The database move is simple, simply make a backup of the database in ACT! and copy that to the new machine and do a Restore As on the new machine. You'll need to give the database a new namewith the Restore As. The bigger issue is that your new laptop likely is Windows 10 and ACT! 2013 isn't compatible with Windows 10 and you'll need to upgrade to ACT! 20
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