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Ultimate Family Tree Compatibility

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  • Windows Vista
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Last response: in Apps General Discussion
April 23, 2010 6:36:05 PM

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.

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April 24, 2010 2:16:22 AM

Did you look for support at the Family Tree site? This is a very specialized problem.

April 24, 2010 11:34:54 AM

This product is no longer supported by the company!
April 24, 2010 9:33:04 PM

Not by phone, area51, but OP is trying to find out if the old files are compatible with the new program.

I have that version of the program, and I run it on XP. I found a forum at Palladium where you can ask questions, and get answers, I hope, somewhat more complete than area51's answer. :kaola:

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. [:graywolf:7] 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. [:graywolf:2]

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.