Friday, December 13, 2013

Updates: Hardware and Software

The cycle of life requires us to keep many things updated along with ourselves.

Seems like every day some application on my smart phone is needing to to updated and so it makes perfect sense that software and hardware would also need to be updated. Notices that something is outdated can sometimes be accomplished with just a few clicks, while others require one to download, run and re-start their computer, one just never knows.

Additionally, individuals find it is time to replace an old computer with a much improved one. So what happens to all the programs and applications on your old computer? They actually will need to be reinstalled and/or transferred. While there are programs to help this out, it does take a lot of time. Also some programs many not work on the new computer so one has to sure to have a back up plan when that happens.

How does Ancestral Quest handle these things?

There is a "Downloads" page to help you with this when the need is there:

Note that you can re-download whatever version you along with the "Adam" sample database and a "Scrapbook Sample Database". 

Know that you'll have to be careful with different versions as only certain ones will work on the new computers. When you click on the "Re-download your Ancestral Quest installer", it takes you to where you can choose the version you have, be sure to read the "System Requirements" so that you have the version that will work with your new computer.

If it turns out that your current version will not work with your new computer, you will have to upgrade, but this will happen to other programs on your older computer as each program has its unique requirements and was built for a specific operating system.

Know that AQ is always striving to stay up-to-date with its software and operating systems. Here is the link for the downloads page and the upgrade page if it turns out you need to update. 

Remember comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...
Claire ;)
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