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FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 24 Sep 2011 5:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone have a copy of FTM 2006 sitting around in a drawer they no longer need because you upgraded to a later version of FTM? I want to purchase FTM 2006, Version 16.




Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 8:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Try a Google or Amazon search


John D

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 12:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, I searched Google which sent me to Amazon.com. I found one used Deluxe Version of FTM 2006 for sale on Amazon.com and quickly the copy for $14.99 plus shipping.

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 1:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well program CDs don't oftern wear out, unlike movie DVDs, they usually only used once or twice.

John D

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hopefully the used FTM 2006 works and is not scratched! If they kept it protected in a case it should be fine, I'm keeping my fingers crossed I have no problems. I'm running FTM 2005 and don't want to upgrade past 2006. All my genealogy friends who use the later versions of FTM don't like the changes. I want more note space that's one of the reasons why I want FTM 2006. I', running Windows 7 on both my computers and know I'll have to do the fix so I can print pdf files, but that's okay!

Nancy

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 7:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
A note of caution. I have used FTM since 1994 and been thru many versions. Favorite is 2006. I DO NOT LIKE the later versions. Lot of changes and loads VERY SLOW. Have a lap top computer that is as up to date as possible with memory, HD, Etc. running Windows XP with FTM 2006. Tried FTM 2010 on it and its a bummer. Just purchased a new lap top with all the "bells" and "whistles". Wanted to load FTM 2006 on it but it WILL NOT WORK as it is a 64 bit system. So that's the warning...FTM 2006 will not work with Windows 7 64 bit system. At this time there is no work around. Those of you who tried to tell me the slow loading of 2010 was due to an old computer, hardware, etc....lied. The new computer loads almost as slow as the old one. Yes, I have FTM 2010 loaded on the new computer and am trying to get "use" to it, but its a struggle. Keeping the old lap top and the 2006 version on it.

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 7:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've been told there is a fix for Windows 7, for FTM 2006.
I also have a new laptop and desk top with all the bells and whistles and both are 64 bit. I'll call my computer guru to load and make FTM 2006 work.

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 25 Sep 2011 11:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
If your guru is completely successful in getting FTM 2006 to work on a 64 bit system please let us know and also the how. It seems that is the way computers are going...to 64 bit systems. Have many old programs that can no longer use as they were for 32 bit computers. Most of them have no upgrades for use on a 64 bit system.

Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 26 Sep 2011 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Version 16 works fine on my 64-bit systems with the FTMVistaUpdater. Just do not "Export" reports to PDF (program crashes), "Print" them to PDF.

If you have Win 7 Professional, you can load Virtual PC and run any version of Windows on your machine. I'm running programs written for Win95 without problems.

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Re: FTM 2006 - HELP! I want to purchase a copy

Posted: 26 Sep 2011 1:18AM GMT
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I for sure will let all of you know if my guru finds a way to make FTM 2006 work with Windows 7, 64 bit system.
There is a fix but we will see if I'll be able to print pdf files. Right now with FTM 2005, the only thing I can't do is pring pdf, otherwise FTM 2005 is working fine with Windows 7, 64 bit with the fix my guru did when he installed FTM 2005 on my new desktop and new laptop computers. It will be next week before you hear from me, I just ordered tFTM 2006 and probably won't receive it until later this week or early next week. USPS is slow, slow with deliveries. LOL
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