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Upgrading to Windows 10

This page is devoted to  the issues affecting Recorder 6  when upgrading to Windows 10. If you can add anything please let me know via the forum  or  to mike@Lfield.co.uk.

1. A new install of Recorder 6 seem  to run fine under Window 10.  SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014 or 2012  appear to be  the versions to use. Instruction are under Windows 10 installation on this site.

2. From Windows 8.1 to Windows 10  seems to work if  Sql Server 2008 R2 was being used, but with  Sql Server 2008  there have been problems reported  which seem to be down to SQL Server connections not being available - the solution may be as simple as restarting the service (see point 2 below).

 If this fails  then the suggestion is that either a new instance of Sql Server installed and R6 transferred to that. It should also be possible to upgrade the Sql Version , but  this hasn’t been tested.

3. Note that R6 v6.23 is needed for R6 to work fully on  Sql Server 2012/14, but the problems are minor and it will run.   

4.. From Windows 7 to Windows 10. I do not think R6  will transfer - confirmation of this is required.  Certainly it wouldn’t transfer from windows 7 to Windows 8.  This  means that  R6 needs to be  installed again (see Installation Windows 10)  and the original database attached to the new Sql Server instance. It is important that a version of Sql Server with tools is installed.  Databases in Sql Server 2005 or earlier will not attach to Sql server 2014, but  a Sql server 2005 database may attach to Sql Server 2012, (confirmation required), so installing this version may be a better option for Sql Server 2005 users,  Anyone on an earlier version  of Sql Server (2000  or MSDE) should ask for help on the forum - the best way being for someone with .the appropriate versions to  move the database as this is much easier than trying to install earlier an version of Sql Server.