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Upgrade to Family Tree Maker 2014.

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I have just rebuilt my PC including a clean install to Windows 10 and installed Family Tree Maker 2012 Platinum for which I have the disc. Some time ago I upgraded and purchased the 2014 edition. My question is what procedure do I need to follow to reinstall the 2014 edition? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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I could email you the program image, but you can find it also by doing a Google search for "Family Tree Maker 2014 download". That's probably the best answer, it seems impossible to find the link on Ancestry's website (they seem to be pulling out of the market for some reason).

C. Norris

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In some cases, it's necessary to simply insert the CD with the new version and the installer will do the rest if it finds another version of the same software installed on the PC. If this doesn't happen, then you need to manually launch the old version and export the data. You can either use File > Save as or File > Export to export the database to a location of choice.

After this operation, install the new version and use File > Open or File > Import.

Note: If the files don't share the same registry keys, it's possible to install both versions, then it's simpler to check all the supported files.

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