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Uninstall ACT 2013 and reinstall ACT 2007

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Country: USA

Uninstall ACT 2013 and reinstall ACT 2007

Because ACT 2013 did not work for us....I need to go back to ACT 2007.  Should I uninstall 2013 first.? 

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Country: USA

Re: Uninstall ACT 2013 and reinstall ACT 2007

REally not advised.  Lot's of issues going back that much. TEchnicallyl possible, you need to uninstall and remove all traces of aCT 2013 including SQL 2008 (ACT7)

 

just a question? Why do you say it didn't work for you?  IF you had errors getting it to load or install,  you will have to fight the same battle going back as going forward. Best in my opinion to fix them and go forward.

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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Uninstall ACT 2013 and reinstall ACT 2007

At a min, you'd need to remove Act!, SQL ... and maybe .Net

As Jon asked, how did it not work?
2013 is better in every way
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Country: USA

Re: Uninstall ACT 2013 and reinstall ACT 2007

Because of a hard drive crash.  We didn't have a current backup but we were hoping the .DAT wasn't corrupted but apparently it was.  Tech Support tried all they could and we even sent the drive to a recovery company...big bucks...and we only have data from 2009.   I have a back up from 2011 and we're going to use that with the old ACT7 program.  There's no need to update at this point. 

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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Uninstall ACT 2013 and reinstall ACT 2007

The later versions are faster ... and, for you automated backups :-)

Most backup software won't backup the SQL data as it's always open ... using the Act! scheduler for backups, then you have a zip that can be stored.

See these:
http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2009/09/automating-backups-for-act-by-sage.html
http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2012/12/taking-your-act-on-holiday.html