I am running a 1997 version of Ultimate Family Tree (Palladium Interactive)on my Vista based system. I am getting concerned about the age of this software and don't want to get caught with data files that won't work on better software. I see there is a 2005 version of Ultimate Family Tree. Will the files from the 1997 version work? Is there any newer software that I could open these files with? I have backed everything up with gedcom files, but I notice they don't contain all the detailed information displayed in Ultimate Family Tree. 2005 software is still pretty old. I'd prefer something current. I have been unsuccessful in finding any way to reach the manufacturer to ask this question.
If you do continue to use the old one, BTW, make a copy of the CD. I had a beloved 1998 version of Print Shop that I moved from computer to computer to computer for 12 years. And then it got badly scratched. I moved to a newer version and hated it, too complex, too much stuff I never used. Last year a client was dumping old CD's, and I had my beloved Print Shop 6 back again.
Many products that have little or no support, even when new, have forums on their sites. It's a cheap way for them to give tech support without upgrading their help files.