New Computer - Reinstalling Quicken 2004?

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by DavidN, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. DavidN

    DavidN Guest

    I'm getting a new computer. I have been upgrading Quicken for many
    years. I have upgraded to 2004 a couple of months ago. Is the best way
    to do this change over to install it on the new computer, then transfer
    the qdata file, then unistall off the old computer (the computer will be
    used by my son)? Or does Quicken have a protection scheme that would
    mean I need to uninstall from the old computer first?

    Thanks for any help.

    David
     
    DavidN, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. DavidN

    Steven Latus Guest

    DavidN wrote:
    > I'm getting a new computer. I have been upgrading Quicken for many
    > years. I have upgraded to 2004 a couple of months ago. Is the best way
    > to do this change over to install it on the new computer, then transfer
    > the qdata file, then unistall off the old computer (the computer will be
    > used by my son)? Or does Quicken have a protection scheme that would
    > mean I need to uninstall from the old computer first?
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    > David


    There is no protection scheme, so you can do what you stated.

    Just make sure you either use the Quicken backup function within the
    program to make the transfer by backup and restore OR use Windows
    Explorer to copy over all the qdata files (or whatever name you used),
    not just qdata.qdf.

    And, obviously, make sure that your data file is working on the new
    machine before you delete anything off the old machine.

    Steve
     
    Steven Latus, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. DavidN

    Steve Dell Guest

    I just did the same thing.

    Back up your data, at least twice, on the old machine.

    Install Quicken 2004 on the new machine. Go to Intuit's site and down the
    three or four updates for your software. Install them in order. Once you are
    up to R5, you should be able to safely open your data and begin using it.

    I found that if I didn't upgrade in order to R5, I had problems.

    Steve
    "DavidN" <> wrote in message
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    > I'm getting a new computer. I have been upgrading Quicken for many
    > years. I have upgraded to 2004 a couple of months ago. Is the best way
    > to do this change over to install it on the new computer, then transfer
    > the qdata file, then unistall off the old computer (the computer will be
    > used by my son)? Or does Quicken have a protection scheme that would
    > mean I need to uninstall from the old computer first?
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    > David
     
    Steve Dell, Aug 9, 2004
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  4. DavidN

    xyZed Guest

    This looks long and complex but it is extremely straight forward. I
    cannot understand why several emails and 2 or three weeks with
    technical support have proved frustratingly fruitless.

    I originally bought Quicken 98, then upgraded to Quicken 2000. Several
    weeks ago I upgraded to Quicken 2004. Everything has been fine until I
    upgraded my computer and changed from win 98 to Windows XP.

    Now, although I can reinstall Quicken 2000 (from my CD) and restore
    all my data OK, the UKQuicken2004setup.exe upgrade file refuses to let
    me use Quicken 2004 because,

    <quote>
    "This does not appear to be the same computer your copy of Quicken was
    originally installed on. Before you can use Quicken you will need to
    contact Intuit to update your license. "
    </quote>

    The upgrade code I received when I bought my upgrade is just 2 blocks
    long 9****C Z****J (numbers removed for security) but the Quicken
    2004 update file insists on a seven block long number because it
    presumes I'm installing illegitimate copies..

    Because of (IMHO) over zealous piracy concerns (i.e. No other software
    I have purchased does this!) the unlock code for this scenario is 7
    blocks long whereas if it was my old computer it would be happy with
    one just 2 blocks long.

    Up to now, Quicken have sent me another code which is still only 2
    blocks long and doesn't work. They also sent me a link to download
    another upgrade file and told me to use my original (2 block key)

    My last email to them was 4 days ago and I still have no reply.

    The registration screen prompts me to either ring Inuit - which is a
    recorded message telling you to do it online - or to get a new key
    online which just takes you to Quicken's shop to BUY an upgrade!!!

    Does anyone know what's going on here and how I can get my Quicken
    running at the version I have paid for?






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    xyZed, Aug 29, 2004
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  5. On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 09:35:17 GMT, xyZed <xyzed@mymask_xyzed.co.uk>
    wrote:

    >This looks long and complex but it is extremely straight forward. I
    >cannot understand why several emails and 2 or three weeks with
    >technical support have proved frustratingly fruitless.
    >
    >I originally bought Quicken 98, then upgraded to Quicken 2000. Several
    >weeks ago I upgraded to Quicken 2004. Everything has been fine until I
    >upgraded my computer and changed from win 98 to Windows XP.
    >




    >Because of (IMHO) over zealous piracy concerns (i.e. No other software
    >I have purchased does this!) the unlock code for this scenario is 7


    Ever buy anything from Symantec or especially Microsoft lately? Ever
    change too many parts of your XP system and have to call up MS to get
    XP to run again?

    >blocks long whereas if it was my old computer it would be happy with
    >one just 2 blocks long.
    >
     
    I live on Outlook, Sep 11, 2004
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