Family Tree Maker 2012 On Old PC?

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Family Tree Maker 2012 On Old PC?

Postby Stones&Bones » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:00 pm

I'm just starting to research my family and didn't know whether to buy FTM 2012 Platinum or not. I fancy the Ancestry membership, and it says it's compatible with windows XP but I've also read (in Amazon reviews) that it's a bit resource hungry so I'm not sure if my PC will cope. Is anyone here using this on an old PC and does it cope OK?

Thanks. :-)
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Re: Family Tree Maker 2012 On Old PC?

Postby peterd » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:03 pm

you could use tribal pages and just store the gedcom file on your pc ?

we have bcc on it

http://bcconnections.tribalpages.com/
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Re: Family Tree Maker 2012 On Old PC?

Postby Stones&Bones » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:03 am

Thanks for the reply. I've just found the recommended specs for FTM and it says at least 1GB ram :shock: and I've got 512MB so I definately won't be using that, not at the moment anyway. I've been looking at free programs instead. I'd never heard of gedcom files before I had to google it, it looks a bit technical for me. :-)
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Re: Family Tree Maker 2012 On Old PC?

Postby peterd » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:19 am

it how most family trees are stored it allows you to loaded on to different software programs on tribal pages it just allows you to back up the infomation stored it quite simple mabe jo or nl could explian how TP works
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