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From: "Ralph Jobling" <>
Subject: Re: [FO] Vista
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:22:36 +1000
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Alfred, Thank you very much for your detailed input.



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From: "Alfred Eller" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [FO] Vista

> FOW 10 seems to work on Vista.
> I just installed it after reading your note, so I can't give much detail.
> RootsMagic works on Visa, I had a bit of a problem with finding the INI
> files until after running it in Compatibility mode., so maybe FOW should
> be set up that way too.
> One thing to keep in mind:
> Vista or something else seems to have locked the "Programs files" folder
> so that no files in there can be written to.
> RootsMagic and FOW both use a users dictionary for spelling words you
> add, this file is in the program folder and cannot be added to.
> I created another folder in the C:\ drive, named it "My Programs" and
> installed RootsMagic and FOW there and have no trouble writing to the
> users dictionary anymore.
> I haven't done much with RootsMagic on the Vista machine yet either. but
> any problems I have heard of don't seem to be a problem on my machine.
> -- WOOPS! I just remembered I heard something...
> I checked the Family Origins Help menu and it does not work in Vista
> because Windows has moved away from the "Windows Help Format"
> WinHlp32.EXE is no longer included in Windows so you have to look up the
> Windows support web site to see what to do about it.
> (The more they improve things, the worse they get! )
> The current version of RootsMagic uses their newer help format so it's
> Help works with Vista.
> Alfred D. Eller
> =======================================
> Ralph Jobling wrote:
> > Hello, Does anyone know if FO V10 is compatible with Vista?
> >
> > How about Roots Magic?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ralph
> >
> >
> ===================================
> The Family Origins Genealogy program has been discontinued.
> I suggest you check out RootsMagic as an upgrade.
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