Install ATX 2007 Software -WIn Vista
Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:34 PM
If anyone knows how to get this installed please let me know.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:41 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:50 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:20 PM
That may be the option I have to go but I know I had it on this Vista machine last year and over the summer I cleaned everything up and reinstalled Vista. I did try turning off my antivirus and then I booted into Safe mode and set the file properties to run in XP compatibiltiy mode. The program installed to 15% and then hung for 10 minutes so I shut it down. I may try that again and just let it go, who knows it may install after a longer time period. Still kind of crazy that ATX says they arent supporting something that was purchased and is still valid for this year for doing amendments
Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:22 PM
I still have an active computer running Win 98 just for situations like this. I won't let it near an internet connection, which means there are some forms it can't produce because it can't update, but it's there for the majority of the "prior year" situations I might encounter.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:02 PM
When I attempted to install 2007 ATX it would stall at the "% install srceen". That alone showed that it will run under Vista if it got that far. After several attempts including, running the program in WindowsXP mode, turning off the Anti-Virus software and booting into Safe-mode, I quit... for a while.
My machine has two cd/dvd r/rw drives and I typically use the top one, an Optiarc, which was giving the problem so I tried the second optiocal drive, a HL-DT, and the process ran sooth as silk.
Now Im not sure why the Optiarc drive choked on the 2007 ATX software since it runs everything else just fine.
So, Bottom line if anyone cares ... 2007 ATX software runs just fine on a Windows Vista 64bit machine, contrary to what ATX tech support claims. My next attempt would have been to try to install it using Wine software with Linux Mint since I configured this machine to be a dual-boot of Vista/Linux.
Oh, and ATX, your refusal to support (or even discuss) this issue just gives me one more reason that Im glad I didnt renew with you this year(been with ATX/Saber since TY 1997) and gave TRX (TaxWorks) a try and saved about $700 while getting more forms/features.
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