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August 23, 2005 5:10:04 PM

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Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
for any help. Martin.

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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 6:19:08 PM

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I have run Quicken Deluxe 98 for Windows in all of the following operating
systems with no problems, so there shouldn't be any problem with Quicken 99:

-Win98
-Win98SE
-WinMe
-Win2K
-WinXP
-(and if memory serves me correctly, I ran it on Win95 long ago).

But as you may have noticed, Quicken updates the Time/Date stamp on any
Quicken database file (ie a collection of one or more checking, savings,
and/or credit card accounts) you open EACH TIME YOU OPEN IT, EVEN IF YOU DO
NOT EDIT OR ALTER THE FILE IN ANY WAY. This can result in confusion if you
move the data files from one computer to another because a file with a newer
date on one computer may not include editing already done on an earlier date
on the other computer. One way around this might be to to network the
computers and keep the current Quicken database active on just one computer,
but install Quicken on both computers and set it up to use the same database
on the one computer.

[NOTE: I doubt these older versions of Quicken are set up for networking
and access by more than one user at a time, so they MIGHT interact
destructively (to your data) if you were to try to open Quicken at the same
time on both computers, or the Quicken program and/or one or both computers
might crash. But I don't think there would be any problem if you are careful
to only open Quicken on one computer at a time.]

---gdv

"Martin" wrote:

> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
> computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
> and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
> XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
> for any help. Martin.
August 23, 2005 6:33:23 PM

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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:10:04 -0700, Martin
<Martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
>computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
>and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
>XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
>for any help. Martin.

I am running Quicken 99 on Windows XP Home.

Lou
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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 6:46:30 PM

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Meant to indicate earlier that I've run Quicken 98 on WinXP Home, WinXP Pro,
and WinXP Pro Tablet PC Edition (sp1 & sp2 on each) [see below]

---gdv

"gdv" wrote:

> I have run Quicken Deluxe 98 for Windows in all of the following operating
> systems with no problems, so there shouldn't be any problem with Quicken 99:
>
> -Win98
> -Win98SE
> -WinMe
> -Win2K
> -WinXP <<<======<<<<< Home, Pro, and Tablet PC, sp1 and sp2
> -(and if memory serves me correctly, I ran it on Win95 long ago).
>
> But as you may have noticed, Quicken updates the Time/Date stamp....
August 23, 2005 7:32:03 PM

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Thanks to all for your informative replies. Sounds like quicken 99 WILL run
on windows XP home. I will check it out with the quicken number which one of
you suggested just to be on the safe side. Again my thanks, Martin

"Lou" wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:10:04 -0700, Martin
> <Martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
> >computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
> >and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
> >XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
> >for any help. Martin.
>
> I am running Quicken 99 on Windows XP Home.
>
> Lou
>
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 8:12:36 PM

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Contact Quicken customer service and ask them:
(800) 811-8766

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Martin" wrote:

| Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
| computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
| and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
| XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
| for any help. Martin.
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 8:56:44 PM

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Martin wrote:

> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on
> a computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two
> computers and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE
> and one with Windows XP Home. I need to be able to run a single
> quicken version on both. Thanks for any help. Martin.


I can't remember what version I was running when I first installed Windows
XP, but I *think* it was Quicken 99. But a better place than here to ask is
the Quicken newsgroup alt.comp.software.financial.quicken. You should be
able to get a definitive answer there.

--
Ken Blake
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 9:45:52 PM

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Strange you should make the claim that it is ok in XP.. Intuit informed me
that versions prior to 2000 would not compute correctly.. did they release a
patch or fix?..


--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"gdv" <gdv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0ECCEF41-19D4-48A6-A906-8C411E52F1D1@microsoft.com...
>I have run Quicken Deluxe 98 for Windows in all of the following operating
> systems with no problems, so there shouldn't be any problem with Quicken
> 99:
>
> -Win98
> -Win98SE
> -WinMe
> -Win2K
> -WinXP
> -(and if memory serves me correctly, I ran it on Win95 long ago).
>
> But as you may have noticed, Quicken updates the Time/Date stamp on any
> Quicken database file (ie a collection of one or more checking, savings,
> and/or credit card accounts) you open EACH TIME YOU OPEN IT, EVEN IF YOU
> DO
> NOT EDIT OR ALTER THE FILE IN ANY WAY. This can result in confusion if
> you
> move the data files from one computer to another because a file with a
> newer
> date on one computer may not include editing already done on an earlier
> date
> on the other computer. One way around this might be to to network the
> computers and keep the current Quicken database active on just one
> computer,
> but install Quicken on both computers and set it up to use the same
> database
> on the one computer.
>
> [NOTE: I doubt these older versions of Quicken are set up for networking
> and access by more than one user at a time, so they MIGHT interact
> destructively (to your data) if you were to try to open Quicken at the
> same
> time on both computers, or the Quicken program and/or one or both
> computers
> might crash. But I don't think there would be any problem if you are
> careful
> to only open Quicken on one computer at a time.]
>
> ---gdv
>
> "Martin" wrote:
>
>> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
>> computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two
>> computers
>> and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with
>> Windows
>> XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both.
>> Thanks
>> for any help. Martin.
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 9:45:53 PM

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I haven't noticed any computation errors [BUT YER MAKIN' ME NERVOUS ;-)].

But now that you've asked, it's got me thinkin' --- Perhaps your're
referring to the Y2K issue. I don't recall any patch or fix, though it seems
like I downloaded Quicken 98 for FREE from the Quicken website (had purchased
and used several earlier versions, going back to DOS), and I think they made
it available FREE to help users deal with potential Y2k problems (MIGHT still
be available?). If I recall correctly, Quicken 98 was the first version to
be Y2K compliant.

To use Quicken 98 for the year 2000 forward the user MUST set up Windows
(and/or Quicken?) to use a 4 digit year format. If you don't, and if you use
the default "sort by date" in a Quicken check registry, it will treat dates
from year 2000 forward as if from 1900 forward, which the user might realize,
since the default only used a 2 digit year format. This results in entries
being shoved earlier in the Quicken checkbook register, before any 19xx
entries. Obviously this would result in a running balance that might not
appear correct, and any efforts to produce various reports would exclude the
correct 2000+ dates. [I recall creating a bit of a mess with this once when
I set up a new computer and forgot to change to a 4 digit year format --- had
to edit or delete and re-import several entries imported before I noticed.]

Also, Quicken 98 (and I believe Quicken 99 and Quicken 2000) still only use
the very simple .QIF format, so a lot of data available to download/import
from financial institutions, plus a quite useful duplicate entry function,
are not available in Quicken 98. A newer .QFX format started with Quicken
2001 and was further improved with Quicken 2002 and after.

As suggested by Carey Frisch, interested readers might want to check the
Quicken (Intuit?) website.


"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Strange you should make the claim that it is ok in XP.. Intuit informed me
> that versions prior to 2000 would not compute correctly.. did they release a
> patch or fix?..
>
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "gdv" <gdv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0ECCEF41-19D4-48A6-A906-8C411E52F1D1@microsoft.com...
> >I have run Quicken Deluxe 98 for Windows in all of the following operating
> > systems with no problems, so there shouldn't be any problem with Quicken
> > 99:
> >
> > -Win98
> > -Win98SE
> > -WinMe
> > -Win2K
> > -WinXP
> > -(and if memory serves me correctly, I ran it on Win95 long ago).
> >
> > But as you may have noticed, Quicken updates the Time/Date stamp on any
> > Quicken database file (ie a collection of one or more checking, savings,
> > and/or credit card accounts) you open EACH TIME YOU OPEN IT, EVEN IF YOU
> > DO
> > NOT EDIT OR ALTER THE FILE IN ANY WAY. This can result in confusion if
> > you
> > move the data files from one computer to another because a file with a
> > newer
> > date on one computer may not include editing already done on an earlier
> > date
> > on the other computer. One way around this might be to to network the
> > computers and keep the current Quicken database active on just one
> > computer,
> > but install Quicken on both computers and set it up to use the same
> > database
> > on the one computer.
> >
> > [NOTE: I doubt these older versions of Quicken are set up for networking
> > and access by more than one user at a time, so they MIGHT interact
> > destructively (to your data) if you were to try to open Quicken at the
> > same
> > time on both computers, or the Quicken program and/or one or both
> > computers
> > might crash. But I don't think there would be any problem if you are
> > careful
> > to only open Quicken on one computer at a time.]
> >
> > ---gdv
> >
> > "Martin" wrote:
> >
> >> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
> >> computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two
> >> computers
> >> and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with
> >> Windows
> >> XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both.
> >> Thanks
> >> for any help. Martin.
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 10:00:30 AM

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"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> Martin wrote:
>
>> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on
>> a computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two
>> computers and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE
>> and one with Windows XP Home. I need to be able to run a single
>> quicken version on both. Thanks for any help. Martin.
>
>
> I can't remember what version I was running when I first installed Windows
> XP, but I *think* it was Quicken 99. But a better place than here to ask
> is the Quicken newsgroup alt.comp.software.financial.quicken. You should
> be able to get a definitive answer there.
>
> --
> Ken Blake
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
The 'definate answer' is it runs without problems. I use Quicken 99 as, as
far as I am concerned', it was the last decent version of the program.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 11:22:26 AM

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Edward W. Thompson wrote:

> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:uxADS5DqFHA.564@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

>> Martin wrote:
>>
>>> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken
>>> on a computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use
>>> two computers and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98
>>> SE and one with Windows XP Home. I need to be able to run a single
>>> quicken version on both. Thanks for any help. Martin.
>>
>>
>> I can't remember what version I was running when I first installed
>> Windows XP, but I *think* it was Quicken 99. But a better place than
>> here to ask is the Quicken newsgroup
>> alt.comp.software.financial.quicken. You should be able to get a
>> definitive answer there. --
>> Ken Blake
>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

> The 'definate answer' is it runs without problems. I use Quicken 99
> as, as far as I am concerned', it was the last decent version of the
> program.


I don't at all agree that it was the last decent version, but regardless of
who's right, the on-line features of Quicken no longer work with such old
versions (at least with most banks). Since I use those features heavily, I
upgrade every two or three years (upgrading every year is overkill for
me--the differences from year to year are too slight).

--
Ken Blake
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
Anonymous
August 25, 2005 10:10:43 AM

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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 07:22:26 -0700, "Ken Blake"
<kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:

>Edward W. Thompson wrote:
>
>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>> news:uxADS5DqFHA.564@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>>> Martin wrote:
>>>
>>>> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken
>>>> on a computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use
>>>> two computers and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98
>>>> SE and one with Windows XP Home. I need to be able to run a single
>>>> quicken version on both. Thanks for any help. Martin.
>>>
>>>
>>> I can't remember what version I was running when I first installed
>>> Windows XP, but I *think* it was Quicken 99. But a better place than
>>> here to ask is the Quicken newsgroup
>>> alt.comp.software.financial.quicken. You should be able to get a
>>> definitive answer there. --
>>> Ken Blake
>>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>
>> The 'definate answer' is it runs without problems. I use Quicken 99
>> as, as far as I am concerned', it was the last decent version of the
>> program.
>
>
>I don't at all agree that it was the last decent version, but regardless of
>who's right, the on-line features of Quicken no longer work with such old
>versions (at least with most banks). Since I use those features heavily, I
>upgrade every two or three years (upgrading every year is overkill for
>me--the differences from year to year are too slight).

What is about 'as far as I am concerned' you don't agree with?

I and likely others are not interested in what you do, Further it is
common knowledge among Quicken users that older versions no longer
connect on line with most if not all Banks. Nevertheless, thank you
for providing redundant information :-).
August 30, 2005 9:14:02 PM

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hi, i have xp pro and i am installing quicken 2006. when i do so i get a
message that there is an error with install.exe. when i try to print quicken
reports , nothing prints, it just boots me back to teh desktop. help is
appreciated.

"Martin" wrote:

> Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
> computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
> and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
> XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
> for any help. Martin.
August 31, 2005 12:06:03 AM

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jeff wrote:

> hi, i have xp pro and i am installing quicken 2006. when i do so i get a
> message that there is an error with install.exe. when i try to print quicken
> reports , nothing prints, it just boots me back to teh desktop. help is
> appreciated.
>
> "Martin" wrote:
>
>
>>Can anyone tell me whether I can install the 99 version of quicken on a
>>computer running Windows XP Home edition? In my house we use two computers
>>and if I replace one, I will have one with Windows 98 SE and one with Windows
>>XP Home. I need to be able to run a single quicken version on both. Thanks
>>for any help. Martin.

Best to ask quicken tech support.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
!