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FTM: 2006 or v16? Which is better and why? VOTE!

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Re: FTM: 2006 or v16? Which is better and why? VOTE!

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 8:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Bare in mind you are attempting to run a program in an OS that it was not designed to run in. We have discussed the PDF issue, but be careful. Have lots of back up etc

I also suggest that you go to the past FTM knowlege base at http://pastftm.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/pastftm.cfg/php/enduser/... and very carefully (repeat very carefully) read article 2777.

In particular note

These versions of Family Tree Maker are not designed to work on Vista or Windows 7 64-bit. Although you may find success using Family Tree Maker on a 64-bit operating system, we cannot offer any support for problems you may encounter in this environment. This article and patch will only work for Vista or Windows 7 32 bit. Below is a link with instructions on how to find which version you are running.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Personally I would use FTM 2012 which works very well in W7 64 bit and is way ahead of FTM 2006, which is now 6 years old. Personal opinion of course

The only reason that I can suggest that you lost you photos when going from version 2006 to version 2010 is that you may have used GEDCOM for the process.

FTM 2008+ will read any .FTW file created by FTM 5 and above through to version 16 without a problem including transferring media.

John D

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
OttsJC 25 Apr 2012 2:18AM GMT 
johndd189 25 Apr 2012 2:40AM GMT 
OttsJC 25 Apr 2012 11:44AM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 25 Apr 2012 12:21PM GMT 
miz777 25 Apr 2012 1:20PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 25 Apr 2012 2:16PM GMT 
miz777 25 Apr 2012 3:51PM GMT 
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