Legacy 10 has been released and is free for everyone. It has all the Deluxe features for free. It has the same look and feel as Legacy 8 and 9. It has some new features and reports and tweaks to existing features and reports. The new features are listed on the renewed Legacy website. The full list is in this blog: <https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2024/06/the-new-legacy-family-tree-10-is-here-and-its-all-free.html> It's advised to be running Windows 10 or Windows 11. Not all features are guaranteed to work on earlier Windows versions. Here's the things to do to make the process as trouble free as possible with some comments on where a few people out of the thousands who have updated have been encountering problems. Note it will overwrite Legacy 9. You can't run both versions as the settings are all locked to the same folder ...\Documents\Legacy Family Tree\_AppData\ folder 1. Run File > File Maintenance > check/repair on your files. You should be doing this regularly to keep your database healthy. 2. Verify that there are no broken media links. Tools>Media Relinker You can fix them in Legacy 10 but you need to know they weren't caused by the upgrade. 3. Backup your family file and media files. Preferably make sure you also have these backups off your computer either in a cloud or on external drive. 4. Download 10 from the website. Some people encounter problems because a) they make a typo when entering their email address, b) the email goes to spam or doesn't arrive. If it doesn't arrive try a different email address c) the link in the email doesn't work and they need to copy and paste the link to their browser. 5. Install 10 and enjoy. Some people encounter problems with the installation because their security software blocks it or part of it. Pausing the security software during installation solves that. If concerned you can go into Aeroplane mode/come offline for the installation. If there is any problem after installation RESTART your computer and it is usually solved. Have fun, Cathy


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