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How to Update Legacy

Author: Reference Number: AA-00973 Views: 24102 Created: 2014-11-20 06:07 AM Last Updated: 2016-05-26 10:29 AM 0 Rating/ Voters

All updates within a version number are always free.  We recommend that you update Legacy whenever a new build is released.  These updates contain bug fixes and minor enhancements that will make Legacy work better for you.  If you are a Deluxe customer you can update right through the program by clicking the Legacy Home tab.  Over on the right side you will see an Updates section that will tell you your current build number and whether or not there is a newer build available.  If you click the word UPDATES you will see a link to  "See What's New" which is a list of everything contained in that update.  


You can also update the program on our webpage HERE.  If you are a Legacy Standard user then you will need to do it this way.  On this page you will see the current build number and date as well as the link Click here to see the complete revision history which will show you what is contained in the update.

Before you download and install, temporarily disable your antivirus and firewall software.  These can block the download and installation.  Also close all open programs.  Installing a program when you have other programs open that use some of the same Windows files can cause a conflict between the programs meaning that one or both of them may not run correctly.

After you download and install an update, double check the Legacy Home tab to make sure the update actually installed.  You should see the "You have the latest build" message as shown in the above screenshot.  Another thing that will block the installation of a program is if you are not logged into a Windows Administrator Account.   In most cases your computer will be automatically set to an administrator account but if multiple people use your computer and you have set up separate accounts for them this will be something you need to check.  Below are links to the step by step instructions for each version of Windows.  

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows XP (Microsoft no longer supports XP so this is 3rd party information.  Use at your own risk)

If you had to switch accounts and are using Windows 7 or 8,  download from our website instead of through the program and put the setup file on your desktop.  Right click the setup file and select "Run as Administrator."


Legacy should now install correctly.