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Colin Liebenrood [Pedigree for DOS]
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 ====== Frequently Asked Questions ====== ====== Frequently Asked Questions ======
-===== Using Pedigree Software under Windows 7 ===== 
-==== PediTree ==== 
-PediTree installs and runs perfectly well under Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. ​ It should be installed in the usual way, preferably from a recent CD supplied by Pedigree Software. ​ Do //not// be tempted to install it in one of the Program files directories,​ as these have special security settings that can produce difficulties. ​ Simply use C:\pedigree (or a similar root folder). 
  
-You can, if you wish, place your databases in different location under C:​\Users... ​ When transferring your databases onto the new systemuse a USB memory-stick or a CD, so that you do not transfer the Windows security settings as well.  The old security settings may be incompatible ​with the new system. These **are** transferred if you use an external NTFS disk-drive or some transfer programs ​and can produce difficulties with unreadable databases.+Here are number of questions that are often asked about Pedigree Software programs, with some tried and tested answers
  
-The various utility programs (Database Utilities, GedUtils, PedSpecs ​and PedClone) also work under both 32- and 64-bit versions.+  * [[faq:​pediwin|Will Pedigree Software work in all Windows versions?​]] 
 +    * [[faq:​pediwin#​PediTree|PediTree]] 
 +    * [[faq:​pediwin#​Pedigree for DOS|Pedigree for DOS]] 
 +  * [[faq:​dbsize|How large a Database ​can I have?]] 
 +    * [[faq:​dbsize#​Size Limits|Size Limits]] 
 +    * [[faq:​dbsize#​Compacting Databases|Compacting Databases]] 
 +    * [[faq:​dbsize#​Moving to larger versions|Moving to larger versions]] 
 +  * [[faq:​upgrade|Should I upgrade from Pedigree to PediTree?​]] 
 +    * [[faq:​peditree_advantages|Advantages of PediTree]] 
 +  * How can I send by email  
 +    * [[faq:​makepdf]|a Tree?]] 
 +    * [[faq:​zipdb]|a database or GEDCOM file?]] 
 +  * [[faq:​Errors|What do I do about this Error-message?​]] 
 +    * [[faq:​Errors#​Access Denied|DOS Error 5 or Runtime Error 105]] 
 +    * [[faq:​Errors#​DB32 Fatal Error|DB32 Fatal Errors]] 
 +  * [[faq:​GEDCOM|Explain GEDCOM Import/​Export,​ please.]] 
 +    * [[faq:​GEDCOM#​Export from PediTree|Export from PediTree]] 
 +    * [[faq:​GEDCOM#​Export from Pedigree|Export from Pedigree]] 
 +    * [[faq:​GEDCOM#​Export to other Programs|Export to other Programs]] 
 +    * [[faq:​GEDCOM#​Import to PediTree|Import to PediTree]] 
 +    * [[faq:​GEDCOM#​Import from other Programs|Import from other Programs]] 
 +    * [[faq:​gedcant|Cannot Import GEDCOM file]] 
 +  * [[faq:​extchs|What about Accented Characters?​]] 
 +  * Are there associated Utility Programs? [[utilities:​start|See the Utilities ​page]] 
 +  * Any other Resources? [[resources:​start|See the Resources page]] 
 +  * [[faq:​Contacts|Contact Details ​and Acknowledgements]]
  
-==== Pedigree for DOS ==== 
-Pedigree for DOS will install and work under 32-bit Windows 7, **but not** under the 64-bit versions unless you have a recent version of the installer. 
  
-If you //must// have it on a 64-bit system (this typically occurs if you have a brand new 64-bit Windows 7 machine, then it can be run using a free utility called DosBox. [[dosbox| Here are the details]]. 
- 
-Murray has provided a downloadable installer for Pedigree 2.6N which will //install// Pedigree on 64-bit Windows 7. Note though that this installer does not contain a pedigree.enc file, you will have to provide that file from your old installation. 
- 
-<​blockquote>​Here is the installer for Pedigree v2.6N for existing Pedigree users only. 
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-http://​www.pedigreeug.org.uk/​progs/​Ped26n.exe 
-  ​ 
-If you are a registered Pedigree user, this download should be saved to 
-c:\pedigree 
-  
-The installer is called Ped26N.exe 
-Run the installer to extract the files and program to store them in 
-c:\Pedigree 
-It also sets up Pedigree to be run like a Windows programs in a folder called Pedigree. 
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-Ensure that you copy your old file called Pedigree.enc into this 
-c:\Pedigree on hard drive c: 
-if it is not already there, as the installer does not have your name & address & serial number. 
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-Then, and only then, run the Pedigree program from the Start button>​Programs>​Pedigree>​Pedigree 
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-If you are using Windows 7 and 64-bit processing, then read the method of running 16-bit programs in the PUG Newsletter for September 2010 or see the PUG FAQ on [[dosbox|dosbox]]. 
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-<​cite>​Murray Kennedy for Pedigree Software</​cite>​ 
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-</​blockquote>​ 
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-=== Window Size === 
-You cannot run Pedigree for DOS full screen in Windows 7 (or Vista), so you may find its window rather small. ​ However, you can change the settings to [[PedigreeFont|increase the window size]] if you wish. 
- 
-===== PediTree: DB32 Fatal Error ===== 
-When running PediTree, you may encounter the following example message (or something similar)\\ 
- 
-{{:​faq:​db32err.gif|}} 
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-The appearance of a message-box like the above with the same heading is often due either to a missing file or 
-to a fault in your database. From PediTree version 3.330 (February 2010), missing or inaccessible files 
-should be detected before DB32 is involved, so these messages are probably due to a database fault (the example above is one such). 
- 
-The quick fix is to restore your database from a recent back-up copy. Alternatively,​ you may prefer 
-to repair the database, if possible. ​ Instructions for this are available [[faq:​dbutil|here]]. 
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-===== Advantages of PediTree ===== 
- 
-For those who still use Pedigree for DOS, the [[peditree advantages|advantages of PediTree]] may be of interest. 
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