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Move Act from one computer to another

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Move Act from one computer to another

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I just got a new job and need to move Act (ACT! by Sage 2009 (11.0) Version from my desktop to my new laptop.  What is the best way to move the software (I think I downloaded it from Act rather than have it on a CD)?  I think I know how to backup and restore the database.




Gary Longe

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Message Edited by ghollister on 02-15-2010 10:58 AM
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Re: Move Act from one computer to another

You need to get the install files and install it. You can't just move the application


You can usually get the install from whereever you purchased the app from


To move the database, see:

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Re: Move Act from one computer to another


As Mike stated, you cannot move the actual ACT! installation, you would need to fully reinstall the software. If you are unable to locate your install disk or download, please send me your ACT! serial number via Private Message and I will send you the appropriate download link.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.