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Windows 7

Big Business 12 supports Windows 7. New for 2020, Big Business 12 includes Old Clients which run on Windows 7 and Mac OS X El Capitan. Keep your old computers as is, get an instant upgrade to Big Business 12, and add new computers or update systems when you are ready.
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Big Business Old

Big Business Old 12 is a version of Single-User for running on older computers. Big Business Old Client 12 is a version of Client for running on older computers.

Big Business Old is 32-bit making it more compatible with:
• low-memory computers
• slow-video computers
• old Microsoft Outlook

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Chapter 55 Works With

This chapter describes Systems and setups that Big Business 12 works with, including:
• macOS 11 Big Sur that is not yet released by Apple
• Windows 7 that is no longer supported by Microsoft
• new and old email clients like Outlook 2019, 2016, and 2013

No guarantees, but the answer is usually Yes we can make it works as is, instantly, and you can update as needed and have it working again, in
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Old Windows

Big Business aims to run on all current computers. It was not possible to fix Big Business 11 to work on newest Macs, but it is possible to fix Big Business 12 to work on Old Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012, which are still wildely deployed but may be losing support from Microsoft soon.

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Old Clients

Big Business 12 offers Old Clients so you can make an instant switch to the newest version of Big Business without making changes to your current computers.

Old Clients are 32-bit, which makes them more compatible with:
• low-memory computers
• slow-video computers
• old Microsoft Outlook

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macOS Big Sur Beta

This Solution provides compatibility information for Big Business and macOS 11 Big Sur Beta, available June 22, 2020. Big Business 12 is supported on macOS Big Sur Beta. To install Big Business, go to System Preferences, Security, and click Open Anyway.

Beta 9 was released 9/29/20 by Apple and all versions of Big Business crash on it. We exepect this will be fixed in Beta 10 from Apple but ar
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macOS Big Sur

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Open Anyway

To install Big Business 12 on macOS Big Sur, or macOS Catalina and higher, go to System Preferences, Security, and click Open Anyway.

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Battery Settings

macOS Big Sur adds Battery to System Preferences for laptops. Settings previously found in Energy Saver are now found here. Turn OFF the setting for Prevent Computer from Sleeping for reliable Instant-On.

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Tech Debt

Normally, Tech Debt means needing to rewrite code that no one sees. In a move-fast-break-stuff world, though, payback can include renaming, moving, and removing things faster than normal. If you see something different or missing, ask support@bigbusiness.com.

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