Several of our members are continuing to use UFT for various reasons, eventhough support and updates have been discontinued. As computers are upgraded or replaced, various problems can come into play when using an "old" piece of software. Some say UFT will not run under XP. That is false. Most users report that UFT runs much better on XP than it ever did it on Win98.

Bottom line: You must either have the most recent release of UFT (versions 3.0 or 3.1) or install a special patch. Only these lastest versions include the fix to run on computers faster than 300mhz so your PC will not loop on opening. If you don't have one of these most recent versions, you may receive a "FOXPROW Error..." and will need to install a Microsoft foxprow patch.

Anyone with pre-3.0 versions, who has Windows XP and can't run UFT OR for ANYONE with version 3.0 or later, still having a problem with XP and can't run UFT... update the foxw2600.esl file from Microsoft [download the PATCH26.exe by following the instructions on the website]. More step-by-step instructions (specifically for UFT) are available.
Other problems that may occur:
  • There is some speculation that double clicking the UFT icon might actually launch UFT twice and cause a crash or "freeze up."
  • Your printer drivers may not be updated and may need to be before you can print.
  • Error messages received when starting the UFT program (white foxpro screen stating that an error has occurred) are known as the "Divide by Zero" problem, and usually occur with pre-3.0 versions on fast computers, and may occur on very fast computers. Click on "ignore" and it will usually work just fine. (Note: if you choose Close, you will get a GPF with a divide error. In this case, you will need to restart Windows to be able to access UFT again.) If problems continue, you probably need to add the foxpro patch.

UFT Upgrade Files for Download
The old UFT upgrade files have been archived.

To upgrade any version of UFT prior to version 2.8:
The UFT update file is approximately 5.9 MB. After clicking on the download link you should be presented with a window where you can select the directory to receive the download of the file. You can place the update file in any directory. When you run the update it will search your hard drive(s) for the current version of UFT. The UFT 2.8 release will update UFT 2.0 - 2.7. Before installing the update it is always advisable to make a backup copy of your project. Download now

To upgrade version 3.0 to version 3.1:
There are two versions of this update, one for the UFT 3.0 which was distributed via the internet and another for the version of UFT 3.0 which was distributed on CD. Both files are just of 500Kb in size. After clicking on the download link you should be presented with a window where you can select the directory to receive the download of the file. You can place the update file in any directory. When you run the update it will search your hard drive(s) for the current version of UFT. If you select and try the wrong one it will do no harm - it simply will not work.

File to upgrade version 3.0 which was distributed on CD
Download puft3ua.exe now

File to upgrade version 3.0 which was distributed via internet
Download puft3ra.exe now



If you're using Windows NT or have Family Gathering, Ultimate Family Tree 1.0 or ROOTS V, try using another utility, which can be found at: http://www.abri.com/foxpro.html

We recommend that you keep a current backup of your UFT by using the szq option:
  • In UFT go to "Save As" to create a backup file that includes necessary files such as the Project, Library, and Support databases.
  • If you have a large database, you may need several blank floppy disks.
  • If you need to create a CD backup, you can usually save the sqz file to the computer desktop and later copy the desktop sqz file(s) to the CD using the software that comes with the burner.
If you want to move to the TMG program, the latest version of The Master Genealogist (TMG) has a data import feature specifically designed to import a UFT database. You need to have a backup file of UFT on your old computer that can be imported into TMG. TMG has a wizard that helps you import the database into TMG.
For those who are using TMG in XP and are reporting that they do not have a problem ... it's because the FOXW2600.ESL file is updated in the current version of TMG -- just as it is in UFT3.0/3.1.

TMG and UFT are still both 16-bit FoxPro programs, and work in the same way when it comes to these corrections.

 

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