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Is Family Tree Maker 6.0 Broderbund compatible with Windows 7 Professional?

I started to create a family tree, with Broderband FTM version 6.0. This was saved to an external hard drive. Since then the old PC has been scrapped and we've replaced it with a Windows 7 Professional. Of course the Family Tree Maker won't work on the new PC. Can I try version 6.0?, do I need to buy a particular newer version to access the saved data?, or do I have to give up , buy a new program and start all over again?

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SOURCE: Broaderbund Version 6 Family Tree Maker

Hi madelyn evan,

Version 6 Family Tree Maker is designed to be used with Windows 95 / 98 , therefore in order to use it in Vista you must run your program using Compatinity Mode --> Install your software--> Go to your Desktop --> Right click on the program icon--> properties-->Compatibility--> select one of the versions above
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Sounds like Compatibility Mode may help.

To configure the compatibility mode for an application, just locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe, selecting Properties from the menu.
Select the Compatibility tab:
You can choose to run the program in Windows XP compatibility mode, or even all the way back to Windows 95 compatibility.
Probably the most useful setting to start off with would be to disable the visual themes and desktop composition, if you can't get things working. If you are trying to run a video game, you will often need to choose "Run this program as an administrator". You'll have to play around with it, but most likely you can get your application working this way.

Good Luck

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the Installation programme

Yes, it should run on Windows7, as I have done it some time ago. I have experienced a problem with the some printing options to PDF format, and I need to find a amyuni document converter to overcome this problem. Everythings else works and will not cause any problems to your existing files you have compiled

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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SOURCE: I have Broderbund Family Tree

The latest Broderbond Family Tree Maker is version 2010. The files are arranged in an international agreed format so you should not encounter any problems. You can also Export you Data in the GEDCOM format to interact with other programes.
So go to it

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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It is not with Home Premium. You need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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Operating on Windows XP. Family tree maker8 won't open


1.Requires it to be run in Windows XP Compatibility mode.
2.Ftm.exe is not signed aka doesn't have a publisher prompting user account controls in Windows 8. (Security issue)

Compatibility mode for FTM 2012 in Windows 8:
1.From desktop, right mouse click on FTM Icon on the taskbar
2.Hover over "Family Tree Maker 2012" and right mouse click again to get Properties
3.Click on Properties
4.Choose Compatibility tab
5.Under "Compatibility mode", check box "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" Side note: after utilizing "Run compatibility troubleshooter" this is the resolution I got.
6.Click okay and test to see if program opens properly.

Note: due to the ftm.exe not having publisher info, each time I open file, I get security prompt to allow unknown publisher to make changes to my computer. Family Tree Maker must address this issue.

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I have a Vista (Windows) version of Family tree maker. I want to transfer my info from that version to a Mac version. Which versions will be compatible for the transfer??


There is a Family Tree Maker File Migration Utility that you run on the PC to convert either FTM 2010 or 2011 files to FTM for the Mac. Here's the link to the info on Ancestry.com:
http://ancestry.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ancestry.cfg/php/enduser/sab_answer.php?p_faqid=5313&p_created=1289579076&p_sid=XccSP6ik
----Ben Sayer GenealogyTools.com

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MY OLD COMPUTER WINDOWS XPS RUNS FTM VERSION 10 FINE. MY NEW PC HAS WINDOWS 7 WILL NOT PERMIT INSTALLATION IS THERE A WAY TO INSTALL VERSION 10 ON WINDOWS 7?


The short answer is yes, Family Tree Maker 2010 is fully compatible with Windows 7.
The Family Tree Maker team has been working with Windows 7 for several months-even prior to the release of Family Tree Maker 2010. Since the "Release to Manufacture" (RTM) version of Windows 7 was released last August, we have done additional testing in our labs as well as with alpha and beta customers with no indication of incompatibility. Family Tree Maker 2008 and 2009 are also compatible with Windows 7.
As a point of interest, it may be helpful for people to know that we continually test Family Tree Maker with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
If you find a problem while running Family Tree Maker on your operating system, the best course of action is to contact customer support which can usually help you identify and solve the problem.

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What drivers do I need to make Family tree maker Compatible with Windows 7


Start the Windows "Program Compatibility Wizard".
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The latest Broderbond Family Tree Maker is version 2010. The files are arranged in an international agreed format so you should not encounter any problems. You can also Export you Data in the GEDCOM format to interact with other programes.
So go to it

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