02-05-2010 01:31 PM
While Act! 2009 has not been certified on the Windows7 operating system, we have had great success installing and running Act! 2009 on it. And Act! 2009 is 64bit compatible.
Only Act! 2010 has been certified and is fully supported on a Windows7 operating system. Our support team will troubleshoot Act! 2009 on a Windows7 operating system until it is deemed to be an operating system specific issue.
02-08-2010 01:39 PM
02-08-2010 01:52 PM
Message moved to it's own thread for greater exposure
02-11-2010 06:33 AM
Even though you are only dealing with one PC, the reason that this can be an issue is that the Act! application is a client/server system. So, you in essence have two programs sitting on your PC - The Act! application - what you look at on the screen - and the database engine - the program in the background that 'serves' up the data that the application requests for view.
As an easy check, completely turn off your Win7 firewall and see if act will then open. If it does, than you know that this is indeed the issue. Check out help.act.com and run a search on configuring Windows firewall for Act! 2009. Keep in mind that since Win7 is not certified for 2009, the instructions will be for vista, but is should be pretty much the same if not identical.
02-01-2011 08:26 AM
Could you please provide details or direction on what you have done to successfully install on Window 7 64-bit systems. Thus far we have not been able to find a solution and the install locks or hangs on the SQL installation process.
01-16-2013 01:08 PM
I have the same system, Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit). I got my copy of Act2009 to load with no issues. I can create databases, etc. no problem.
Here is my issue. The old computer, a small Dell laptop, crashed and fortunately I have my data backed up in a back-up (aipped) file on another drive. But try as I can, there appears to be NO way to get that data. It's the same program that created the data but for some reason, when I try and bring it in, it fails.
I get an error message saying the ,bac file is formatted incorrectgly.
01-16-2013 04:16 PM
01-16-2013 05:11 PM
On Windows 7 unless you have disabled the UAC you aren't really an administrator. You would need to right click on the ACT! icon and select Run as administrator. Got to love Microsoft.