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Upgrading from 2008 to 2009 with different computer

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Upgrading from 2008 to 2009 with different computer

I had 2008 on a computer that was giving me trouble during the first 30 days of using Act.  I had never registered Act even though I had a purchased the copy.  The computer continued to give me trouble and I finally went out an bout a new one.  When I tried loading Act I found that it wouldn't work because it was 64 bit.  I bought and downloaded the new version and I am trying to transfer the files to the new computer through a zip back-up file.  The computer tells me that I can only access that file on the computer that I had created it on.  That computer is almost dead and wouldn't make it through the registration process.  Is there any way to use the zip back-up from 2008 on a different computer with 2009?

 

Thanks.

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Country: USA

Re: Upgrading from 2008 to 2009 with different computer

If you are trying to restore an ACT! backup from another machine, you will need to use the Restore As option (File/Restore/Database/Restore As).

Greig Hollister

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