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#1 OldBob2

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:18 AM

I see there is a .reg file one needs to put in if you install RM6 to a W10 computer.  I UPGRADED from W7 to W10..do I still need to install the file? RM6 opens and seems to be working.  I also run RM 3 so I guess it will not work in W10 but it does open and seems to be working.



#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:40 PM

Yes, you will need to install the .REG file if your running RM6 on Windows 10. There are a few screens that won't display without it.

 

1. Download the .REG file from http://files.rootsma...Browser-Fix.reg

2. Run the .REG file to add the necessary entries to your Windows registry. It will display several scary warnings. Just keep telling it that “yes”, you do want to make the change.


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#3 Renee Zamora

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:42 PM

I have RM3 running on my Windows 10 computer. I don't use it a lot but it should be working fine.  Just make sure your database files are not in the Program Files (x86) folder like it wants to by default. 


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 06:50 PM

And I have Family Origins 9 functioning on Win 10. You can't install it from the CD but I copied the program folder from XP to Win 7 which worked and then upgraded to 10.

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#5 OldBob2

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:55 AM

Thank you Renee for the link but it does not go anywhere..I will try to search for it.

 ..will the reg file help/or is it needed in RM3?



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:10 AM

What that should have done is download a file to your computer. Look in your download folder.  If not open a support ticket so we can send it to you.

 

http://support.roots...us_requests/new


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:42 AM

Renee....the download folder said it did not find file but I finally found it on the site and did install it..thanks for your help