Important information about Windows 10 and ACBLscore

In August Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary patch that broke the function keys (F1, F2, etc.) inside ACBLscore. There is now an easier work around to solve this problem.

If you have already followed the instructions to block the Windows 10 patches, we recommend reversing them at this time. Instructions for the new work around can be accessed by clicking the blue box below.


Note: A previous version of ACBLscore® is not needed to install.

Note: The ACBL is no longer producing a DOS version of ACBLscore.

System Specifications

New in version 8.19

Version 8.19 Release Notes


  • Operating Systems Supported: Windows XP, Windows 7 – 32 bit, Windows 10 – 32 bit (DOS), Windows 10- 64 bit (Windows)
  • Printer: Any is acceptable. A wide-carriage printer (132 columns) dot matrix will produce recaps that may be easier to read, but a narrow dot matrix, laser or inkjet will be adequate. These printers will work with ACBLscore only in Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP.)
  • Keyboard: Should have a numeric keypad separate from the letter keys for easier numeric entry. A separate set of arrow keys is also helpful.

ACBLscore® is available for download, using the links at the top right. An operations manual is installed as part of the program disk. To order ACBLscore® on CD email or phone 662-253-3154. There is a $10 handling charge for this service.

To report bugs, or if you have installation or technical questions: email or phone 662-253-3165.

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