MYOB V12 Install

  1.    29 Oct 2016 #1

    MYOB V12 Install

    Hi There,
    My problem is installing/running MYOB on Windows 10.
    I have an old version of MYOB V12 which I have used for years and it does exactly what I need it to do and I don't need the new expensive subscription MYOB software with all the bells and whistles.
    So, here is my problem:
    V12 (which comes with the BASlink program for filling in the Tax man's BAS forms) ran perfectly in Windows 10 when I upgraded from Windows 7, so I know that both programs can successfully run under Windows 10.
    Unfortunately I had to do a rebuild of my machine recently and I can't install V12 directly onto a new build of Windows 10.
    I have however found that I can copy the old V12 MYOB folder from a past image and V12 runs without any problem directly from that except for when it tries to access BASlink. I also can't run directly the BASlink program.
    Below are the errors I get, runtime error 53, file not found.
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    I just happen to have an old Windows 7 computer and I have just installed V12 on it under compatibility mode and it works fine including BASlink. I have just used this to help me complete my recent BAS return.
    I have searched the Registry file and there are only a few entries there about MYOB which I assume helps with the link/running of BASlink.
    MYOB support have not been able to help me other than to offer me new subscription software.
    I know it's an old program but it does exactly what I need and I won't be changing from it, even if I have to fill out my BAS manually.
    Thanks for any help.
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       29 Oct 2016 #2

    A problem with Windows-based programs is they most time can't be simply copied one computer to another as the install routine puts the program files in a Folder such as C:\Program Files (x86), copies support files to other places such as C:\Windows, creates the icons for the program and creates the Registry entries necessary for Windows to know how to run the program. My guess is the rebuild lost some of the files necessary to link one program to the other in the newer install of Win10.
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  3.    30 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks for that Berton and I understand what you are saying.
    As it happens, MYOB V12 doesn't place the program in Program Files, it places it in the root C: drive which probably is why you can copy the whole folder to Windows 10 and it works without installing it.
    It's just that the BASlink doesn't work.
    I'm wondering if exploring the old Windows computer for MYOB support files/registry entries might give me some clues as to what is missing to make this work?
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       30 Oct 2016 #4

    Here's some links that may hold the answer, just don't visit the BASSLINK sites unless you fish:
    baslink at DuckDuckGo
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  5.    30 Oct 2016 #5

    LOL thanks for that Berton and I'll check them out over the next few days.
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