Move SiteBuilderLXP from Windows 7 to Windows 10

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I have Website Gold Plus package. I use SiteBuilderLXP to edit my website and to publish. My old computer uses Windows 7. I have a new computer with Windows 10 installed and do not know how to transfer my updating/editing/publishing to the new computer. Help.
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You will need to check step 3 in this topic and enable if needed.

Then install this Windows component.

Then you can try to install the desktop software from your account.

Keep in mind that desktop is an older piece of software which require these Windows components. Microsoft does not support them any longer, and not all machines will run them, so we can not promise that desktop will run on this machine. We will do what we can to help though.
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Drew, I believe I have it moved to Windows 10 and it looks like I can edit and publish IF I do not select to display page after publishing.  If I do not check that it seems to work.  If I check that box then it will publish but not show me the page.  I get a message to check the address and it gives me this:  "This page can’t be displayed, Make sure the web address https://www.homestead.com is correct"
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I just checked my emails addresses associated with my website domain name and they are gone. It looks like I wasted money buying a computer with windows 10.  You have no website build that will work with 10?
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Drew, thanks for trying to help but, you can quit on this one.  I gave up on Windows 10 and went back to my old computer to work my website.
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Ok. Let me know if you want to try again
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This is A MAJOR issue with Homestead.  Your sitebuilder needs to be compatible with Windows 10.  Its Homestead responsibility to make this thing work with new operating systems.  Thats what we pay a monthly fee for!  My sites been down for at least 1.5 years waiting for you knucleheads to make sitebuilder compatible with windows 10.  BAH! 


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If you are referring to Sitebuilder desktop, many people are still using it on Windows 10, but Microsoft is phasing out things that desktop depends upon. While many still use it, we did replace desktop with Sitebuilder Plus. And now we have replaced Sitebuilder Plus with Homestead Websitebuilder. You can log in to Homestead(Chrome or Firefox are best) and go to the Websites manager page. Click the arrow on the edit of the edit site button and select edit with Sitebuilder Plus.
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Drew,

While I will try the new Homestead websitebuilder (because I have not tried to do any website management since last year), your description above indicates the issues I was talking about - Sitesbuilder desktop then to SitebuilderPlus (the one I tried using last year but was a train wreck on Windows 10), and now Homestead Websitebuilder? that requires another program Google Chrome (a memory Hog) or Firefox? (that I don't have experience with).  Geez.  See my point?  I get the need for updating, but in 2 years three different versions and dependent on another platform as well (Chorme or Firefox?) and still bugs?  However, again, I will go load up websitebuilder and Chrome and give it a run again.  I'll come back to this thread and give an update on how well it works.  Right off the bat my concern is pulling in old sitebuilder files that are associated with the prior buildup.  We'll see.  More in a few days.   

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I am addressing my original problem again.....I see that sitebuilder is "32 bit" and my Windows 10 is "64 bit"; does that have anything to do with my problems?
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No. I have Sitebuilder desktop working on 3 different 64 bit Windows 10 computers. But it does stop working when Windows does updates and Microsoft disables/breaks certain Windows components that are required for Sitebuilder, but are no longer supported by Microsoft. If .NET 3.5 is enabaled and J# is installed and repaired, then most everyone is able to install and run desktop. There have been some exceptions though.

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