Quicken "Activation"? (Multiple Computers)

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by Armond Perretta, May 5, 2005.

  1. We have a number of computers on our home network that we sometimes use
    with Quicken. A few years ago (?) there seemed to be an issue with TurboTax
    regarding installing the software on multiple computers (something about
    activation, I believe). Is there any limitation these days regarding how
    many computers (within the same household) on which I can install the latest
    version (Q05)?

    I know there are, strictly speaking, limitations on my license and that I am
    stretching things a bit. However there is no intent to deceive, and frankly
    it's not worth it to me to spend $60 for each computer just for the
    convenience I'm trying to achieve. Am I out of luck?.

    --
    Good luck and good sailing.
    s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
    http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net/
     
    Armond Perretta, May 5, 2005
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  2. Armond Perretta

    John Pollard Guest

    Armond Perretta wrote:
    > We have a number of computers on our home network that we
    > sometimes
    > use with Quicken. A few years ago (?) there seemed to be an
    > issue
    > with TurboTax regarding installing the software on multiple
    > computers
    > (something about activation, I believe).


    This was limited to Turbo Tax, it was limited to the one
    version, and even the restriction on that version was eventually
    discarded.

    > Is there any limitation
    > these days regarding how many computers (within the same
    > household)
    > on which I can install the latest version (Q05)?


    I can't tell you if there is some maximum number of pc's that
    can register, or use, the same version. I have Q2005 installed
    on two networked pc's with no problem.

    > I know there are, strictly speaking, limitations on my license
    > and
    > that I am stretching things a bit. However there is no intent
    > to
    > deceive, and frankly it's not worth it to me to spend $60 for
    > each
    > computer just for the convenience I'm trying to achieve.


    If it did require multiple purchases, you could do it for a lot
    less than $60 a pop I should think. Take a look at eBay for
    prices of Q2005.

    > Am I out of luck?.


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    John Pollard, May 5, 2005
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  3. John Pollard wrote:
    > Armond Perretta wrote:
    >>
    >> Is there any limitation
    >> these days regarding how many computers (within the same
    >> household) on which I can install the latest version (Q05)?

    >
    > I can't tell you if there is some maximum number of pc's that
    > can register, or use, the same version. I have Q2005 installed
    > on two networked pc's with no problem.


    Thanks for the quick reply. I just installed Q05 on 4 boxes (all on my LAN)
    and there is no problem so far.

    Someone in here mentioned "SyncBack" to keep the Quicken data files synced
    among computers. Have you tried this (as I am
    presently about to do)?

    Thanks.

    --
    Good luck and good sailing.
    s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
    http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net/
     
    Armond Perretta, May 5, 2005
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  4. Armond Perretta

    John Pollard Guest

    Armond Perretta wrote:
    > John Pollard wrote:
    >> Armond Perretta wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Is there any limitation
    >>> these days regarding how many computers (within the same
    >>> household) on which I can install the latest version (Q05)?

    >>
    >> I can't tell you if there is some maximum number of pc's that
    >> can register, or use, the same version. I have Q2005
    >> installed
    >> on two networked pc's with no problem.

    >
    > Thanks for the quick reply. I just installed Q05 on 4 boxes
    > (all on
    > my LAN) and there is no problem so far.
    >
    > Someone in here mentioned "SyncBack" to keep the Quicken data
    > files
    > synced among computers. Have you tried this (as I am
    > presently about to do)?
    >
    > Thanks.


    No I haven't used SyncBack, sorry. Let us know how it works for
    you.

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    John Pollard
    First initial underscore Last name at mchsi dot com
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    John Pollard, May 5, 2005
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  5. Armond Perretta

    Charlie K Guest

    "I can't tell you if there is some maximum number of pc's that
    can register, or use, the same version. I have Q2005 installed
    on two networked pc's with no problem. "

    The EULA says one PC per license. However, the Quicken Support knowlege
    base says the program can be installed on multiple computeres provided
    it is used by a single user.

    http://search.intuit.com/KCS/search...e-presales-6255html&sliceId=&dialogID=8660393
     
    Charlie K, May 5, 2005
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  6. Armond Perretta

    JM Guest


    >
    > Someone in here mentioned "SyncBack" to keep the Quicken data files

    synced
    > among computers. Have you tried this (as I am
    > presently about to do)?


    Have been using SyncBack for a few months now - very pleased with it.


    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Good luck and good sailing.
    > s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
    > http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net/
     
    JM, May 5, 2005
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  7. Armond Perretta

    John Pollard Guest

    Charlie K wrote:
    > "I can't tell you if there is some maximum number of pc's that
    > can register, or use, the same version. I have Q2005
    > installed
    > on two networked pc's with no problem. "
    >
    > The EULA says one PC per license. However, the Quicken Support
    > knowlege
    > base says the program can be installed on multiple computeres
    > provided
    > it is used by a single user.
    >
    > http://search.intuit.com/KCS/search...e-presales-6255html&sliceId=&dialogID=8660393


    That was my interpretation. But I did not want to stick my neck
    out to say that could mean unlimited uses (installations) that
    were ostensibly by the same person.

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    John Pollard
    First initial underscore Last name at mchsi dot com
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    John Pollard, May 6, 2005
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  8. Charlie K wrote:
    >
    > The EULA says one PC per license. However, the Quicken Support
    > knowlege base says the program can be installed on multiple
    > computeres provided it is used by a single user.


    An unusual variation on the usual license. E.g., this is not permitted with
    Windows. My initial concern was about some sort of "activation" procedure,
    which evidently does not exist.

    Thanks to all responders.

    --
    Good luck and good sailing.
    s/v Kerry Deare of Barnegat
    http://kerrydeare.home.comcast.net/
     
    Armond Perretta, May 6, 2005
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  9. Armond Perretta

    Wayne Fulton Guest

    In article <>,
    says...

    >The EULA says one PC per license. However, the Quicken Support knowlege
    >base says the program can be installed on multiple computeres provided
    >it is used by a single user.



    You will need the CD. I was able to install the Q2004 Deluxe CD on my two
    computers, but after I purchased the downloaded upgrade to H&B, there was no
    way to install that upgrade file on the second computer. Always said "not the
    same computer", and it wouldnt allow a second download either.

    I'm assuming a normal problem like a disk rebuild would not allow install
    again even on the same computer.
     
    Wayne Fulton, May 7, 2005
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  10. Armond Perretta

    Guest

    Wayne Fulton wrote:
    > says...
    >
    > >The EULA says one PC per license. However, the Quicken Support
    > > knowlege base says the program can be installed on multiple
    > > computeres provided it is used by a single user.

    >
    > You will need the CD. I was able to install the Q2004 Deluxe
    > CD on my two computers, but after I purchased the downloaded
    > upgrade to H&B, there was no way to install that upgrade file
    > on the second computer. Always said "not the
    > same computer", and it wouldnt allow a second download either.
    >
    > I'm assuming a normal problem like a disk rebuild would not
    > allow install again even on the same computer.


    I was able to install a downloaded version of Q05 Deluxe on 4 computers
    without problems. However it seems that the latest version(2005) still
    does not address issues related to Windows XP.

    For example there is the "Quicken Sounds" issue whereby if the program
    is installed by a user with admin rights, other users (admin or
    restricted) must do a registry hack to enable sounds. It seems to me
    that Intuit should have addressed this issue by release 2005.

    I also seem to recall that with 2003 only a user with admin rights
    could change the backup directory. I notice that with 2005 it is now
    possible for both admin _and_ limited useers to decide where they want
    their Quicken files backed up. That's as it should be.

    I apologoize if all this has been covered here earlier, but I am naot a
    regular reader and haven't been following the discussions closely.
     
    , May 7, 2005
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