We have managed to install Fixed Assets successfully on Windows 10. This method will also work for Windows 8. I believe that upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 will also allow a working version of Fixed Assets to keep working. I am currently working on changes to the installer to allow this to happen smoothly, and this should be complete by the end of August 2015, or early September.Effective immediately, Mindbow Fixed Assets has been withdrawn from sale.
Website, online help and downloads: The website has been prepaid with our hosting service until March 2020 and existing users may continue to download installers until at least 2020. The (now retired) developer will likely continue the website beyond 2020. (See Personal Statement from the Developer below)
Support: While I am now a full time carer for my wife, I should be able to support existing users until at least 2020. Basic support will be free, and offered on a best endeavours, ex gratia, basis. Any extensive support, requiring database processing or programming will be costed as agreed between the user and the developer. There still may be a future version, but it will be more of a 'hobby' process.
Update August 2015: My wife has come through another battle with cancer - but after several surgical attempts, it appears to be removed, but she is recovering from radiotherapy.
My wife and I moved to Australia in 2006 so that she could be closer to her family here. Her health had been declining for many years. In 2011,she was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis. I had to enter a carer's role, and take over day by day housekeeping. Development of Fixed Assets ceased then for practical purposes, though I was able to continue with support.
I had hoped to be able to continue development, but I find I no longer have the energy or motivation to do the extensive development work for Windows 8 and beyond, since this requires a complete rewrite. I would normally have retired in 2020, so I should be able to support the package until then. Mindbow Fixed Assets has proven very stable and bug free, so support problems are few and far between. All in all, the package has performed well from the beginnings in 1999 and a 20 year total life for the software (till 2020) will be something I can be proud of.
August 2015: Successful test install on Windows 10. Not yet released, but should be ready soon.
June 2011: Major improvements have been made to the startup program for Windows 7 and Vista.
The program will be unlocked for all and automatic updates will cease. The "startup" program will be used for the initial installation, but the program itself will run from its own shortcut. This will greatly simplify support. Product keys will not longer apply, but only exisiting clients will get support.
June 2011: Our New General Leger Interface systemhas been released. This is an add-on to Mindbow Fixed Assets. A new General Ledger Asset Class has been added to the Asset Master file. This can be used to divide up the Assets into costcentres or any other grouping to match the structure of your accounting system. Each Asset Class has its own set of GL Account codes.
In addition, we have a new Meta-Language which allows a Mindbow template (*.mbt) to be used to design the interface file for any accounting system that allows batch import of GL transactions.
See Documentation in our help file.
Jan 2013: Please note that recent versions of Internet Explorer have a number of problems when downloading files. This problem is related to various security settings not being set up correctly. If you strike these issues, we advise you to use Firefox, for the Manual install process.
July 2011: Windows 7/Vista support Note: The latest upgrade may produce errors on some computers. The error and fix is detailed here.
!!NEW!! June 2011 General Ledger Interfacing to all Accounting Systems is here - see News.