Money 2004 and Windows 7

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by Peter Lanky, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Peter Lanky

    Peter Lanky Guest

    I have never enjoyed the experience of using Money in Vista as the programme
    frequently hangs for 10-20 seconds every time I do anything (data entry,
    editing, looking at reports etc).

    I am due to migrate to Windows 7 when it is released, which will be a new
    clean installation on a new hard drive. From their experience of the trial
    versions, does anyone anticipate me having similar problems with Money on
    Windows 7?

    I also notice from a previous post that users have been advised to create a
    new CD for Money 2005, which involves consolidating an update with the
    original files. Are there any similar issues with Money 2004? I ask this, the
    the files described on the walk-through to fix Money 2005 don't (appear to)
    exist in my Money 2004 installation.

    I am using the version of Money shipped with MS Works 2004 shown as version
    12.0
     
    Peter Lanky, Sep 23, 2009
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  2. Peter Lanky

    teabag Guest

    Money 2004 was 'fit for purpose' as shipped and you should NOT need to
    create a new slipstreamed CD for future re-installation.
    AFAIK Money 2004 does 'report home' - so potentially MS could cripple it
    following any fresh installation / re-installation.

    Windows XP SP3 Professional is a good operating system and my Money never
    hangs on it. Vista is imperfect; do you really need Windows 7?

    teabag



    "Peter Lanky" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have never enjoyed the experience of using Money in Vista as the
    >programme
    > frequently hangs for 10-20 seconds every time I do anything (data entry,
    > editing, looking at reports etc).
    >
    > I am due to migrate to Windows 7 when it is released, which will be a new
    > clean installation on a new hard drive. From their experience of the trial
    > versions, does anyone anticipate me having similar problems with Money on
    > Windows 7?
    >
    > I also notice from a previous post that users have been advised to create
    > a
    > new CD for Money 2005, which involves consolidating an update with the
    > original files. Are there any similar issues with Money 2004? I ask this,
    > the
    > the files described on the walk-through to fix Money 2005 don't (appear
    > to)
    > exist in my Money 2004 installation.
    >
    > I am using the version of Money shipped with MS Works 2004 shown as
    > version
    > 12.0
     
    teabag, Sep 23, 2009
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  3. Peter Lanky

    Peter Lanky Guest

    Thanks for the info Teabag. What does MS Money reporting home actually mean?

    I have recently loaded money on an XP laptop with no problems, so it's not
    been crippled yet.

    I wanted Windows 7 as I want a 64 bit o/s seeing as I have a 64 bit
    compatible PC. I want to have more RAM than 32 bit allows for photo
    processing as the task is very laborious at the moment. It is also time for
    me to reinstall Windows as I've not done this for 30 months, and the price of
    Windows 7 is cheap so it seemed the logical option to purchase it. I also
    want a larger hard drive.

    "teabag" wrote:

    > Money 2004 was 'fit for purpose' as shipped and you should NOT need to
    > create a new slipstreamed CD for future re-installation.
    > AFAIK Money 2004 does 'report home' - so potentially MS could cripple it
    > following any fresh installation / re-installation.
    >
    > Windows XP SP3 Professional is a good operating system and my Money never
    > hangs on it. Vista is imperfect; do you really need Windows 7?
    >
    > teabag
    >
    >
     
    Peter Lanky, Sep 23, 2009
    #3
  4. Peter Lanky

    teabag Guest

    Photo processing is certainly a good reason to go to 64bit computing.

    Old versions of Money and other programs like Office 2000 did not 'report
    home' (to MS HQ in Redmond USA) - after installation they would work
    straightaway and remain useable indefinitely. When they were new the
    internet was not universally available.
    Now, with universal internet, many programs 'report home' to their maker
    after installation. Look at the Money EULA (End User Licence Agreement) you
    will learn that you don't own the software on your CD - you merely own a
    licence to use it. Moreover, in recent versions of Money that licence is
    time limited. MS could cripple or change the software at any time though of
    course they are not likely to do so deliberately during the licence period.

    teabag


    "Peter Lanky" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the info Teabag. What does MS Money reporting home actually
    > mean?
    >
     
    teabag, Sep 23, 2009
    #4
  5. Peter Lanky

    Terry Heinz Guest

    On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:55:26 +0100, teabag wrote:

    >Money 2004 was 'fit for purpose' as shipped and you should NOT need to
    >create a new slipstreamed CD for future re-installation.
    >AFAIK Money 2004 does 'report home' - so potentially MS could cripple it
    >following any fresh installation / re-installation.


    I'm using Money 2004 but I'm an Aussie so not using Money 2004 UK.
    My firewall never alerts me that "Money" is trying to report home, the UK
    version might be different.

    To the other poster: reporting home means that after Programmes are
    installed they may try to send data back to them or they maybe searching
    for new updates.
    --

    Terry Heinz.
     
    Terry Heinz, Sep 25, 2009
    #5
  6. Peter Lanky

    John Guest

    On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 18:06:43 +1000, Terry Heinz wrote:

    > On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:55:26 +0100, teabag wrote:
    >
    >>Money 2004 was 'fit for purpose' as shipped and you should NOT need to
    >>create a new slipstreamed CD for future re-installation.
    >>AFAIK Money 2004 does 'report home' - so potentially MS could cripple it
    >>following any fresh installation / re-installation.

    >
    > I'm using Money 2004 but I'm an Aussie so not using Money 2004 UK.
    > My firewall never alerts me that "Money" is trying to report home, the UK
    > version might be different.
    >
    > To the other poster: reporting home means that after Programmes are
    > installed they may try to send data back to them or they maybe searching
    > for new updates.


    I thought that UK and Australia used the international version (the
    same version).
     
    John, Sep 26, 2009
    #6
  7. Peter Lanky

    Cal Learner Guest

    In microsoft.public.uk.money, John wrote:

    >
    >I thought that UK and Australia used the international version (the
    >same version).


    Australia sold the international version. UK sold the UK version.
     
    Cal Learner, Sep 26, 2009
    #7
  8. Peter Lanky

    Mike Asplin Guest

    "Peter Lanky" wrote:

    > I have never enjoyed the experience of using Money in Vista as the programme
    > frequently hangs for 10-20 seconds every time I do anything (data entry,
    > editing, looking at reports etc).
    >
    > I am due to migrate to Windows 7 when it is released, which will be a new
    > clean installation on a new hard drive. From their experience of the trial
    > versions, does anyone anticipate me having similar problems with Money on
    > Windows 7?
    >
    > I also notice from a previous post that users have been advised to create a
    > new CD for Money 2005, which involves consolidating an update with the
    > original files. Are there any similar issues with Money 2004? I ask this, the
    > the files described on the walk-through to fix Money 2005 don't (appear to)
    > exist in my Money 2004 installation.
    >
    > I am using the version of Money shipped with MS Works 2004 shown as version
    > 12.0



    Hi Peter

    I am in a similar position wanted to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit and have
    Money 2004. Could you tell me if it all went smoothly please?

    Thanks

    Mike
     
    Mike Asplin, Feb 7, 2010
    #8
  9. Peter Lanky

    Mike Bending Guest

    On Sun, 7 Feb 2010 07:32:01 -0800, Mike Asplin
    <> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Peter Lanky" wrote:
    >
    >> I have never enjoyed the experience of using Money in Vista as the programme
    >> frequently hangs for 10-20 seconds every time I do anything (data entry,
    >> editing, looking at reports etc).
    >>
    >> I am due to migrate to Windows 7 when it is released, which will be a new
    >> clean installation on a new hard drive. From their experience of the trial
    >> versions, does anyone anticipate me having similar problems with Money on
    >> Windows 7?
    >>
    >> I also notice from a previous post that users have been advised to create a
    >> new CD for Money 2005, which involves consolidating an update with the
    >> original files. Are there any similar issues with Money 2004? I ask this, the
    >> the files described on the walk-through to fix Money 2005 don't (appear to)
    >> exist in my Money 2004 installation.
    >>
    >> I am using the version of Money shipped with MS Works 2004 shown as version
    >> 12.0

    >
    >
    >Hi Peter
    >
    >I am in a similar position wanted to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit and have
    >Money 2004. Could you tell me if it all went smoothly please?
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >Mike


    I run Money 2004 and upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 64bit last year
    using the MS Windows 7 upgrade disk - no problems at all, though this
    did not involve a re-installation of Money.

    I did reinstall Money 2004 from new last August onto Vista - no
    problems. Probably safest to open the sample money file first to get
    the bug fixes.

    What will happen when MS cease Money support I dont know.

    Mike (another one)
    --
    Mike Bending
     
    Mike Bending, Feb 8, 2010
    #9
  10. Peter Lanky

    RayG Guest

    "Mike Asplin" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > "Peter Lanky" wrote:
    >
    >> I have never enjoyed the experience of using Money in Vista as the
    >> programme
    >> frequently hangs for 10-20 seconds every time I do anything (data entry,
    >> editing, looking at reports etc).
    >>
    >> I am due to migrate to Windows 7 when it is released, which will be a new
    >> clean installation on a new hard drive. From their experience of the
    >> trial
    >> versions, does anyone anticipate me having similar problems with Money on
    >> Windows 7?
    >>
    >> I also notice from a previous post that users have been advised to create
    >> a
    >> new CD for Money 2005, which involves consolidating an update with the
    >> original files. Are there any similar issues with Money 2004? I ask this,
    >> the
    >> the files described on the walk-through to fix Money 2005 don't (appear
    >> to)
    >> exist in my Money 2004 installation.
    >>
    >> I am using the version of Money shipped with MS Works 2004 shown as
    >> version
    >> 12.0

    >
    >
    > Hi Peter
    >
    > I am in a similar position wanted to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit and have
    > Money 2004. Could you tell me if it all went smoothly please?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Mike


    Money 2004 works OK on W7 64 Bit - I have done a clean install of both with
    no issues at all.

    --
    Regards

    RayG
     
    RayG, Feb 9, 2010
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