To determine if ACT 6.0 will perform correctly on all functions while installed by making it "think" Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 was installed, when it was actually IE 5.0
Some organizations do not want to upgrade to IE 5.0 until it is fully tested with all their software, or like to stay "one version behind" to avoid software bugs. Sometimes System Administrators are very stubborn about upgrading, especially at larger organizations.
ACT! 6.0 will perform well on most functions, but might crash on Internet Services
There must be some reason IE 5.5 is required, for all functions to work
Toshiba Pentium Laptop loaded with Windows 98, Internet Explorer 5.0, and ACT! 2000
NOTE: First backup up your Windows
Registry before making any changes to it.
Notify your System Administrator, or get assistance on this, if you have any doubts.
Click here for Procedures for ACT! 6.0 Setup by making Windows Registry change from IE 5.0 to 5.5
|Lookups||9/28/02||All lookups work fine||OK|
|Compresss & Reindex||9/28/02||Compressed in the normal time||OK|
|ACTDiag 6.0||9/28/02||Database Quick Check
Scan Database Integrity
Registry Permissions Test
|All Green - OK
All Green - OK
|Write menu||9/28/02||Preview Letter, fax
|Reporting||9/28/02||Preview random sample of 5 reports||OK|
|9/28/02||Send 3 emails||OK|
|Internet Services||9/28/02||Go to Web pages within ACT!||OK|
|Web page launch from ACT!||9/28/02||Go to 5 pages||OK|
|Daily Usage Test||9/28/02||Install 5000 record database||OK|
|Check Internet Explorer 5.0 with Registry changed to 5.5||9/28/02||Automatically went to
Did not update.
Surfed 10 web pages
Seems to want to upgrade to IE 5.5
|Synchronization||10/1/2002||Synchronize between Rodrigo home & Office
Rick between home and laboratory
An Invalid Page Fault did occur, on an unrelated function, in Edit Preferences, while changing the Scheduling options
No feature was found not to work, despite unusual installation with ACT! 6.0 working with Internet Explorer 5.0 which had a Registry change to 5.5
The hypothesis that something would crash did not come through. Further testing and replication of this experiment should be done. Otherwise it would seem that the IE 5.5 requirement for installation of ACT! 6.0 is not necessary.