An update to a previous post regarding Switched on Schoolhouse, I recently upgraded my oldest child’s software to 2006 from 2004 version.  The installation went a lot smoother than the 2004 one but once we started the schoolwork whenever my daughter would type in an answer this error would pop up:
I have the 2006 Switched on Schoolhouse. I am trying to run this program
but get a script error when typing answers into the box:

“an error has occurred in the script on this page”
Line: 767
Char: 1
Error: access is denied
Code: 0
URL: about: blank

at the bottom it asks if “you want to continue running scripts on this page”
If you click yes or no, it just comes back when you try to type something.

I have read that this is a problem with Internet Explorer 8, we have removed
IE8 and went to IE7, disable script bugging and continue to have the same
problem. I have uninstalled SOS and re-installed after these changes with
the same problem.

It worked for awhile by reverting back to IE6 and we thought that it had solved the problem, well, we were wrong a couple of days later we got the same error again and it would not let her make any changes in her student account such as themes, messages, etc. When she changed the theme it deleted her account and showed an x in the top corner.  I ended adding her again and everything popped again.

We spent several hours trying to fix the problem when I found a SOS Yahoo support group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOShomeschool/) on AOP website and joined them.  I was delighted to find out that instead of having to invest another $300 in upgraded software that we could purchase a 2011 elective from AOP and it will upgrade all previous versions to 2011 allowing it to work.  This group also offers revisions and patches that are no longer available to you on Alpha Omega Publication’s website.

This was the advice given to me from the group:

It’s the application that contains the problem. If you upgrade to 2011 by
purchasing an elective, you will no longer encounter the script error and
you can still run your 2006 subjects on the 2011 application!
You will not only get rid of the script error, you will also have all the
new bells and whistles of the 2011 AND your 2006 subjects will have the 4
new Arcade games for vocabulary!
You will have to uninstall the 2006 application then Install the new 2011
installation disk.
If you have student work in the 2006 application, Be sure to BACKUP your
work before unistalling 2006 and installing 2001.
Sadly the 2011 will not auto merge your 2006 database, but if you call Tech
Support they should be able to use a special utility to merger your old
database into a usuable 2011 database so your student can continue working
from where they were while using the 2006 program.

Right now you can get a 2011 edition elective on sale for $29.71 (Story of
Constitution) -
Higher than some of the others. The average for most is about $44.16″

AOP is offering discounts on their curriculum until the end of May!  I highly recommend upgrading your curriculum via an elective.  The member who offered this advice is using 2003 and 2004 versions.

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