Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FTM2014 - Trouble Shooting Installation Issues

From reading the various messaging websites, where Family Tree Maker users post the problem they are having, I thought that I would put this blog post together referring to the Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker Knowledge Base Website.

There are two way's to get there.

 From within Family Tree Maker, click on Help, from ANY Workspace, then selecting Online Help Center.


That will take you to the Ancestry.com Knowledge Base website. You will get to the SAME page, from the Get Help link on Ancestry.com's WebSite.

http://help.ancestry.com/

This is where you enter a KEYWORD for the Online Help Center to search. I found that one word will find what you are looking for. The goes for any issue with Ancestry.com in general AND Family Tree Maker specifically.

If this case, I entered Install


 As of today, it returned 110 articles.


You would browse down through the articles that best describe the problem or question you might have.

This Blob Post is a summary of the articles that I would suggest you follow. They are all on this list, AND the KEYWORD search can be the Article Number that will be part of this Blog post.

This blog post was NOT created to provide step by step instructions, but only to point out a couple of specific things to look for and a high level summary of the steps that can be taken.
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5250 - Issues installing Family Tree Maker - Keyword Search 5250
http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5250




One Key thing to check, as described in the article is:

Confirm windows is up to date which says

Check for any Windows Updates that may be available and pay particular attention to any that may relate to the Microsoft .NET Frameworks
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Another Key point is Avoiding conflicts with other software



This would include, but not limited to the disabling and turning off any computer anti-virus software on your computer. 
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

Windows Vista & 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

There are other steps in that article and don't forget to turn your anti-virus software back on when you are done.

4400 - Uninstalling Family Tree Maker 2008-2012 - Keyword Search 4400
http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4400/



4848 - Manually uninstalling Family Tree Maker 2010-2012 - Keyword Search 4848
http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4848/
Before manually removing the program, please do the following: - Keyword Search 1917
http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1917

Windows XP, Vista or 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

Windows 8
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

Reasons for a Manual Uninstall of Family Tree Maker 2010-2012

Manual Removal Steps

Clear out registry items that Family Tree Maker 2010-2012 created
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986


1917 -  How to perform a clean boot of Windows - Keyword Search 1917
http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1917

Windows XP, Vista or 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

Windows 8
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us




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