06-02-2008 10:55 AM
06-02-2008 01:54 PM
This is by no means a technical answer but a few days ago, I had to upgrade my aging laptop and the new one came with Vista which meant upgrading from my Act 8.0 (2006) to Act 10. I have to say everything seems to have converted fine and I was up and running in no time. I wish the rest of my setup with Microsoft office etc went this smoothly.
The only issue I had (Mike from above helped me with it on another thread) was that Vista comes with a new email program called Windows Mail and does not have Outlook Express. Act does not recognize the new mail program so I have to now use Outlook instead of express. I don't know if that is applicable to you or not.
06-03-2008 05:02 AM
Is it possible to upgrade Act 6 to Act 2008? If so, What problems might we encounter? Thank you.
I recently upgraded an ACT! 6 database to 2008 with 60,000+ contacts and 10 years worth of history, and it converted without a hitch. In most cases, you shouldn't have a problem. I would compress and reindex your old database in ACT! 6 first, but it was always a good idea to do that every couple weeks in version 6 anyway.
06-03-2008 06:07 AM
06-03-2008 12:19 PM
The only times there are problems is if there is corruption in the ACT! 6.0 database... usually the ACTDIAG Maintenance will take care of it.
If you want the best check of an ACT! 6.0 database, I recommend running Red Flags before the conversion. For the price, it can save a lot of stress.
06-12-2008 10:21 AM
I wouldn't do it. I've been dealing with a major problem for two weeks, and just got word from Database Repair that they can't fix it. Now I'm stuck! I never should've upgraded!
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