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  • Confused on how to upgrade

    We started A5V9 back in 2008 however we were forced to stop when our IT manager left the company. My question is, we are running Microsoft 2008 Server and XP clients. Eventually we will be upgrading the workstations which will be Windows 7 or 8. Can I continue to run A5V9 and if not what would I upgrade too. We are not interest in Alpha Anywhere...it's not something for us. We would like to continue using a simple database software program. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you! Ps....We have been using a4v7 since 1994 and love it.

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    Re: Confused on how to upgrade

    A5V11 is also sold and supported. follow the link on the Buy page to previous versions at the top of the page.
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc

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    • #3
      Re: Confused on how to upgrade

      Don't see it....what am I missing....
      http://alphasoftware.com/buy.asp

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      • #4
        Re: Confused on how to upgrade

        You may need to call their sales. 800-451-1018
        -Steve
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        • #5
          Re: Confused on how to upgrade

          You are missing the link at the top of the page in orange that says click here for previous versions.. or click this - > http://www.alphasoftware.com/older.asp
          Bill Griffin
          Parkell, Inc

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          • #6
            Re: Confused on how to upgrade

            Gee...they don't make this link easy to find! Their website is not user friendly at all. Thanks for the link...of course it works. Can you tell me if I can use A5V9 on Windows 7 or 8 workstations?

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            • #7
              Re: Confused on how to upgrade

              I know v9 works on Win7, not sure about Win8.
              Peter
              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

              Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
              https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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              • #8
                Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                I forgot to mention that of course Win7 would be a 64bit and the servier 2008 of course is 64bit. Isn't V9 32 bit? Should I expect problems going with the Win7 64bit with V9?

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                • #9
                  Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                  I can run v9 on Win7 64bit no problem. I'm sure it would run on MS Server 2008 but I haven't tried.
                  Peter
                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                  Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                  https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                  • #10
                    Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                    [QUOTE=Bill Griffin;654017]A5V11 is also sold and supported..../QUOTE]
                    Supported? How? I hope I have missed something but I kind of doubt it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                      It looks like I better call them.....I would rather see it in writing.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                        Originally posted by Raymond Lyons View Post
                        Supported? How? I hope I have missed something but I kind of doubt it.
                        Ray, the v11 latest pre-release is Build 3719-4169 15-Aug -2013 8:57 AM

                        So there does seem to be some truth to this notion.
                        Peter
                        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                        Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                        https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                        • #13
                          Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                          If you think you will be using win8 computers, get v11 or v12 as you wish.

                          All alpha is 32 bit, but windows handles that just fine at this time.

                          I have a customer right now finishing their win8 upgrades with all new computers and servers. They are all 64 bit and having zero problems. The application runs faster than ever. The install all new switches/cards/wiring throughout. They do have a real good IT.

                          Remember that the data files pretty much don't know where they are and don't care as long as they have some memory to work in and shadowing takes some of the load off.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Confused on how to upgrade

                            Al C is correct. Just addendum from my experience - moving A5 app from XP 2Gb to WIN7-64bit 2Gb ran half the speed - upgrade RAM sorted that out. that was my dev notebook. I really dont expect users to use 2Gb anyways, 64 bit needs at least double the memory as my guess.

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