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I've installed FM10 on multiple Windows Server 2003 x64 systems, and it runs fine.
It was 32bit, but I've also installed and run 10 on win7
Thanks for the info. It appears that FM10 has a better chance of running than FM9 because, apparently, FM10 uses a local activation key rather than a network-based activation. I called FM tech support today and they were very knowledgeable about the problem and offered a solution that I will try this evening. Tech support says that FM9 has many known issues that prevent it from running in a 64-bit environment. However, it should run in a 32-bit virtual XP environment on a Win7 64-bit machine. They provided me product key that will permit a local activation. In theory, this should bypass the check that causes FM to issue the -103 activation error. Once activated, it should run fine in a 32-b environment. I really hope FM decides to officially support 64-bit Win7 installations in the near future, and would be willing to upgrade to FM10 when that happens.