I had the worst time installing it on Windows 7 too (on Release Candidate 1), but I managed to do it. That was a few months ago but I think I installed it using "Toubleshoot compatibility" and telling Windows 7 to act like Windows XP (right-click on the installer to choose this option).
Unfortunately, the function to associate photos with people in your family tree doesn't work very well with Windows 7 when you click on a person's photo place-holder in Tree view.
The browse feature does not work at all, it's impossible to navigate to the folder where the pictures are located and copy-pasting the folder path doesn't work: I click on Browse... and I'm presented with a list of folders which is completely useless because my photos are not in any of those folders. Clicking on the shortcuts on the left (My Recent Documents, My Documents, Desktop and Network) or at the top (Back, Up a level, New folder or change display) does nothing. Copy-pasting the link to the photo (or just the path to the photo) and clicking on Select or even Cancel does nothing. I have to click on the "X" to close that window.
I did manage to associate some photos by clicking on Photos in the toolbar at the top of the program window, but two images won't associate, and they did when I was running Windows XP. It's incredibly frustrating.
I'm using 184.108.40.2066. When I tell it to check for updates, it tells me none are found.
I've just got this software within the last two weeks and am having lots of crashes with Windows 7 ultimate.
I mainly get errors when adding or editing photos but quite often the program just errors and kicks off an error and closes. It's very frustrating because to avoid loss of changes i have to save after every change i make, providing that isn't the change that makes it crash.
I followed the link in this thread but it goes nowhere so I guess that I have already downloaded the latest version?
I have just installed the 916 build, seemed more stable to start with but I got an error when trying to add a photo to a new military service fact. The photo select window opened up transparent, ie the window behind was visable and only the top window border bars. When I closed this window the program encountred an error and eventually windows closed it..
Hope that helps.
If there is a debug mode I can run the program in I will willingly do that.
I've been working with FTB for over a year, since version 3 or so, and I have over 500 persons in my database. One of the people has a name "Father of Bat-Sheva & Perl" -- note the '&' character in the name. When I tried to edit the person and change it FTB freezes and I must kill it thru Task Manager. Now I cannot edit ANY person in my tree AT ALL. It seems that trying to edit that person corrupted the database in some sense... HELP !!! please.
I´m in the same way as that man...I was working with the FTB from 3 days ago without any kind of error,and from the morning I was working at evening I couldn´t edit anything,also,I try to reinstall software but no changes in...all blocked.
If I try to edit anything,all options becomes blocked at all...but if I don´t try to edit members program leaves me to navigate throught it without problems,but if I try to edit...no error alert anywhere or messages...
I "fix" it...sometimes has passed after I post here...the way I fixed it all times it´s bugged I open new project (then could edit again) and after I return to open main project and then all works as ever...dunno why...thnks anyway!