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Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I have FTM 2009 installed and running on laptop with Vista. I am buying a new laptop and trying to find out if FTM 2009 will run ok on Windows 8. Has anyone tried it and have you encountered any problems? Thanks

Re: Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 2:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not officially supported... I would "guess" it will work OK but 2009 isn't a terribly popular version (most people seem to either stick with the "Old Style" 2006 & earlier, or they update to the newest one) so probably not many have tried it on Win 8. Since you're already on the "New code base" my suggestion is to go ahead and upgrade to 2012:

http://ftm.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5405

Re: Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
FTM 2009 is probably the best version of the new interface versions. 2011 and 2012 are very slow compared to 2009. It should run OK in your new machine. Please note that 2011 is not officially supported either and it is just a couple of years old.

Regards,

Re: Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 7:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Windows 8 loads all the same programs from XP and up. You may have to go to your compatibility settings and change to XP or whatever.

I recommend FTM 2012 with tree sync. Best software ever. It has had some issues (mine has worked great) but in the long run it has helped clean up my tree and further my research quicker and better than anything I have ever had.

Re: Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 5:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the advice everyone, much appreciated!

Re: Windows 8 and FTM 2009

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I'm researching at the moment for the same question you had. I did appreciate the answers people gave you but wondered how this worked out for you. I also have the 2009 version and a new computer with Windows 8. After you installed it did you upgrade to 2012 or anything?
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