FarmBooks Installation & Setup: Online Instructions for
Current MCFP Users Needing to Upgrade

This article is for MCFP users wishing to upgrade to FarmBooks 4.06.

Step I: Backup your MCFP database

1. Click on File: Backup.
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2. Select your Farm Database and click Next.
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3. Confirm your backup and then click Finish.
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4. After your backup has completed, click OK and then close out of MCFP.
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Step II: Upgrade to FarmBooks v4

1. Insert the FarmBooks installation CD into your computer’s CD or DVD player.

2. The FarmBooks install screen will load.
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Attention  Tip: If the installation screen does not load

  • Double-click My Computer on your Desktop.
  • Browse to your CD or DVD drive in the left pane of the window (it should now be named FARMBOOKSACCOUNTINGSOFTWARE) and double-click it.
  • It the launch screen does not load, double-click the file named AUTORUN.exe to begin the installation.

3. Click on the Install/Upgrade to FarmBooks 4.06 button.
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4. Click on the Next button to begin the upgrade.
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4a. Windows 7 users may see the screen below. If you do, click the Yes button to continue.
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5. Click on the Next button to continue.
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6. Read the terms of the Software License Agreement. If you agree, select I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button and click Next.
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7. Enter Your Name and Company/Farm Name and then click Next.
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8. Confirm the installation location and click Next.
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9. Click Install to complete the upgrade.
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Step 9a: Windows 7 users may see the screen below. If you do, click either Anyone who uses this computer (all users) or Only for me to continue.
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10. Once the upgrade is completed, click on the Finish button.
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11. Go to your Desktop and double-click the FarmBooks icon to open the program.
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12. Once FarmBooks is open, click File: Restore.
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13. The Restore from Backup Set screen will load.
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14. Click the checkbox for "Restore Control Folder" and then click the Browse button.
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15. Locate your backup file click Restore and then Next.
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16. Click Yes on the Warning screen.
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17. Select your farm and click Finish.
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18. Click OK after the restore is completed.
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19. Open your farm by clicking File: Open Farm.
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20. The Database Conversion window will appear. Click on the Finish button to convert.
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21. Click OK when completed.
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22. Click Utilities: Maintain Farm Registrations.
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23. Highlight your farm name and then click Edit.
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24. The Change Registration Number window will open.
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25. Enter your new registration number and click Finish.
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26. You are now ready to begin using FarmBooks 4.06