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#1 pathill

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:08 PM

Having used Family Origins to produce 3 family genealogy books, I want to use it in the 4th book. On a new computer will it work with Windows 8? If the answer is "no", does Roots Magic have a Modified Register like the one in Family Origins?

#2 Laura

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

RootsMagic has all the reports Family Origins has and then some more. The only really drastic change in reports is the Custom report and tbat was for the better.

I don't know if Windows 8 will run Family Origins or not, but why continue a program that is defunct when you can upgrade to one so much better?
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:04 AM

You cannot install FO from the cd onto Windows 7 so I doubt you can to Win8. However, you can copy the program files from an older Windows pc to Windows 7 and it works, more or less. I never made much use of it that way. I don't know if a copy to Win8 would work.
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