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Old 01-02-2013, 11:10 AM
stampinmom23 stampinmom23 is offline
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Classic version 13 in Windows 8?

Wondering if my Classic Accounting Version 13 should work with a new computer that runs Windows 8? I also use the Bank Account Manager module, will that work with Windows 8? I have read Classic works with Windows 7 Professional, but cannot find any info about Windows 8. Thanks very much.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:59 PM
rick Prindivill rick Prindivill is offline
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Peachtree Classic 13.0 - all of the accounting modules work with Win 7 and chances are high that they will function well on Win 8. However, some elements in the Utilities section of the program, Intelligent Query (report writer) and Bank Manager are written based on 16 bit criteria. Windows 7 & 8 are written to run both 64 bit and 32 bit programs. So, in summary, Peachtree Classic 13.0 has a number of incompatibilities when installed on a Win 7 computer and it follows that the same problems would continue with Win 8 based computers.
Rick Prindiville
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:30 AM
stampinmom23 stampinmom23 is offline
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Thank you, and

I am a little confused - at first, it sounds like you think Ver 13 will function in Windows 7 and 8, but that the BAM portion will not? Then, it also sounds like maybe there are too many problems with the whole program working in 7 and/or 8? Any thoughts, I love the Peachtree version I have used for so long, especially because I can input my own tax tables etc - is there a way to keep it when we are being pushed into the newer operating systems? Thanks so much for your help, Rick.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:30 PM
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Win 7 Pro

I just set up a Win 7 Pro machine and can run Bank Account Manager and IQW and all other Modules except Utilities.
Win 7 Pro allows you to set program compatibility to prior versions of Windows, don't thin Win 7 Basic or Home allow it. You use PROPERTIES when you right click on the program in C:\PCA or on the Icon shortcut on the desktop. I went with using the directory and changed every APPLICATION to the WIN XP Service Pack 3 setting and then checked the DISABLE display scaling on high DPI monitors since I'm using a 23 inch monitor. This really makes the fonts crisp.
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