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

This article is for FarmBooks 3.x users wishing to upgrade to FarmBooks 4.06.


BEFORE STARTING THE UPGRADE - CHECK YOUR APPLICATION VERSION

Determine your current version of FarmBooks by clicking on the menu Help: About FarmBooks.
About FarmBooks

The version will be displayed above the copyright message as shown below:
If your version is below 4.0.0.0 you will have some additional installation steps you will need to complete.


Step I: Backup your FarmBooks database

1. Click on File: Backup.
Step 1

The version will be displayed above the copyright message as shown below:

2. Select your Farm Database and click Next.
Step 2

3. After your backup has completed, click OK and then close out of FarmBooks.
Step 3


Step II: Upgrade to FarmBooks v4.06



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

2. The FarmBooks install screen will load.
Step 2

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.
Step 3

4. Click on the Next button to begin the upgrade.
Step 4

4a: Windows 7 users may see the screen below. If you do, click the Yes button to continue.
Step 4a

5. Click on the Next button to continue.
Step 5

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.
Step 6

7. Enter Your Name and Company/Farm Name and then click Next.
Step 7

8. Confirm the installation location and click Next.
Step 8

9. Click Install to complete the upgrade.
Step 9

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.
Step 9a

10. Once the upgrade is completed, click on the Finish button.
Step 10

11. Go to your Desktop and double-click the FarmBooks icon to open the program.
Step 11

12. Once FarmBooks is open, click File: Open Farm.
Step 12

13. The Database Conversion window will appear. Click on the Finish button to convert.
Step 13

14. Click OK when completed.
Step 14

Note: If the FarmBooks version before installing the upgrade was prior to 4.0.0.0, then continue with the next steps, otherwise you are done upgrading FarmBooks.

15. Click Utilities: Maintain Farm Registrations.
Step 15

16. When the Maintain Farm Registration window opens, click on your Farm Name and click Edit.
Step 16

17. The Change Registration Number window will open.
Step 17

18. The Change Registration Number window will open.
Step 18

19. You are now ready to begin using FarmBooks 4.06.