Re: Transfer Family Historian to New Computer

Jan Howell

Mike you kindly offered advice for Family Historian and the new F7 version for when I bought a new laptop.  I  now have a new laptop but I am not at all tech savvy so ordered Transfer my PC10 with Application mover.  It’s transferred Family Historian to the new laptop, which wasn’t totally intended.  When I’ve tried to open FH there’s an error message “Cannot find DLL may be missing, corrupt or wrong version File “mfc.100u.dll” error 126”,  The plan is to buy a new download of FH6, which comes with free download to F7 and transfer all the backed up info, from USB to FH7, once loaded.  My question is this, is it ok just to delete the version of FH that’s transferred onto the new laptop, without compromising downloading the new version of FH?  It would be very helpful if you would send me a link to buy the new FH too please.  Best wishes!



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From: Mike Tate
Sent: 29 November 2020 22:17
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Transfer Family Historian to New Computer


The alternative is to do what Jan is planning to do.

Buy a download of an FH V6 full licence from Calico Pie now costing £35.99.

That avoids needing a CD drive and includes a free upgrade to FH V7 when released next year.


Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of hjf5530 via
Sent: 29 November 2020 21:04
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Transfer Family Historian to New Computer


Thanks Neil, unfortunately the disc drive in the old computer doesn't work but from many of the suggestions I think I need to invest in an external disc drive.


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