Reactivating Quicken on Repaired PC?

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by kapjim@example.com, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Guest

    I am planning to make the switch from Money to Quicken and understand
    both must be running on the same machine. Money is presently running
    on a machine that is under warranty and needs to be sent back to
    replace defective CPU and probably reload windows or reimage the
    entire hard drive, since there are windows issues as well. If I load
    Quicken on the machine now, and have to reload it when the PC is
    returned, will I be able to do this. This happened with Money when
    the PC this replaced died and I was able to contact someone to get an
    "override" because Money was limited to one activation. Am I going to
    have the same issue with Quicken? And if so will I be able to make
    contact that will enable me to successfully reload the software?

    TIA
    Jim
     
    , Feb 1, 2010
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  2. R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Jim.

    No, you can install Quicken 2010 as many times as you need to; no
    "activation" is involved.

    I've installed Quicken many times as I've beta-tested successive "builds" of
    Vista and Win7 - and successive year-versions of Quicken. No such problems.

    Also, if you check the Quicken Help file, under Appendixes | Software
    License Agreement, scroll down about half-way through and you'll see this
    paragraph:
    (i) Single User License. You may install and use a copy of the Software on
    up to three (3) computers used by a single household.

    I haven't found any restriction on how many times it can be (re-)installed
    on a single computer.

    I've never used Money so I have no idea how to switch from one to the other.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Using Quicken Deluxe 2010 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I am planning to make the switch from Money to Quicken and understand
    > both must be running on the same machine. Money is presently running
    > on a machine that is under warranty and needs to be sent back to
    > replace defective CPU and probably reload windows or reimage the
    > entire hard drive, since there are windows issues as well. If I load
    > Quicken on the machine now, and have to reload it when the PC is
    > returned, will I be able to do this. This happened with Money when
    > the PC this replaced died and I was able to contact someone to get an
    > "override" because Money was limited to one activation. Am I going to
    > have the same issue with Quicken? And if so will I be able to make
    > contact that will enable me to successfully reload the software?
    >
    > TIA
    > Jim
     
    R. C. White, Feb 1, 2010
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  3. Guest

    Thanks. I'm not sure it will recognize my computer when I get it back
    from HP (if I even get the same box back), but I guess that would only
    be 2 installs. Q10 has a conversion utility from Money but to clarify
    my original post, while the conversion is being done, Money - the
    program and its data files have to be on the same machine.

    Jim

    On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:09:57 -0600, "R. C. White" <>
    wrote:

    >Hi, Jim.
    >
    >No, you can install Quicken 2010 as many times as you need to; no
    >"activation" is involved.
    >
    >I've installed Quicken many times as I've beta-tested successive "builds" of
    >Vista and Win7 - and successive year-versions of Quicken. No such problems.
    >
    >Also, if you check the Quicken Help file, under Appendixes | Software
    >License Agreement, scroll down about half-way through and you'll see this
    >paragraph:
    >(i) Single User License. You may install and use a copy of the Software on
    >up to three (3) computers used by a single household.
    >
    >I haven't found any restriction on how many times it can be (re-)installed
    >on a single computer.
    >
    >I've never used Money so I have no idea how to switch from one to the other.
    >
    >RC
     
    , Feb 2, 2010
    #3
  4. Laura Guest

    Quicken does not have a limit on how many times it can be installed. It
    is not restricted to being installed on one PC either so don't worry
    about the returned PC being a new one.

    Money usually has a trial period where you get X number of opens before
    it needs to be activated or registered. Open the program once and do the
    conversion immediately. That way you have to worry if the program has
    been activated.

    wrote:
    > Thanks. I'm not sure it will recognize my computer when I get it back
    > from HP (if I even get the same box back), but I guess that would only
    > be 2 installs. Q10 has a conversion utility from Money but to clarify
    > my original post, while the conversion is being done, Money - the
    > program and its data files have to be on the same machine.
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:09:57 -0600, "R. C. White" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Hi, Jim.
    >>
    >> No, you can install Quicken 2010 as many times as you need to; no
    >> "activation" is involved.
    >>
    >> I've installed Quicken many times as I've beta-tested successive "builds" of
    >> Vista and Win7 - and successive year-versions of Quicken. No such problems.
    >>
    >> Also, if you check the Quicken Help file, under Appendixes | Software
    >> License Agreement, scroll down about half-way through and you'll see this
    >> paragraph:
    >> (i) Single User License. You may install and use a copy of the Software on
    >> up to three (3) computers used by a single household.
    >>
    >> I haven't found any restriction on how many times it can be (re-)installed
    >> on a single computer.
    >>
    >> I've never used Money so I have no idea how to switch from one to the other.
    >>
    >> RC
    >>
     
    Laura, Feb 3, 2010
    #4
  5. JCO Guest

    Get the conversion done, then remove the .qdf file from your system before
    sending it for repairs. The single .qdf file is the entire quicken
    database. Once you have it saved (on a CD), delete the information on the
    computer. Never send a computer for repairs with sensitive data, if
    possible.

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks. I'm not sure it will recognize my computer when I get it back
    > from HP (if I even get the same box back), but I guess that would only
    > be 2 installs. Q10 has a conversion utility from Money but to clarify
    > my original post, while the conversion is being done, Money - the
    > program and its data files have to be on the same machine.
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:09:57 -0600, "R. C. White" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Hi, Jim.
    >>
    >>No, you can install Quicken 2010 as many times as you need to; no
    >>"activation" is involved.
    >>
    >>I've installed Quicken many times as I've beta-tested successive "builds"
    >>of
    >>Vista and Win7 - and successive year-versions of Quicken. No such
    >>problems.
    >>
    >>Also, if you check the Quicken Help file, under Appendixes | Software
    >>License Agreement, scroll down about half-way through and you'll see this
    >>paragraph:
    >>(i) Single User License. You may install and use a copy of the Software on
    >>up to three (3) computers used by a single household.
    >>
    >>I haven't found any restriction on how many times it can be (re-)installed
    >>on a single computer.
    >>
    >>I've never used Money so I have no idea how to switch from one to the
    >>other.
    >>
    >>RC
     
    JCO, Feb 4, 2010
    #5
  6. Guest

    Thanks for the reminder. Of course I planned to backup then delete
    all my browser profiles in addition to financial files.

    On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 16:18:47 -0600, "JCO" <>
    wrote:

    >Get the conversion done, then remove the .qdf file from your system before
    >sending it for repairs. The single .qdf file is the entire quicken
    >database. Once you have it saved (on a CD), delete the information on the
    >computer. Never send a computer for repairs with sensitive data, if
    >possible.
    >
    ><> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Thanks. I'm not sure it will recognize my computer when I get it back
    >> from HP (if I even get the same box back), but I guess that would only
    >> be 2 installs. Q10 has a conversion utility from Money but to clarify
    >> my original post, while the conversion is being done, Money - the
    >> program and its data files have to be on the same machine.
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>
    >> On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:09:57 -0600, "R. C. White" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi, Jim.
    >>>
    >>>No, you can install Quicken 2010 as many times as you need to; no
    >>>"activation" is involved.
    >>>
    >>>I've installed Quicken many times as I've beta-tested successive "builds"
    >>>of
    >>>Vista and Win7 - and successive year-versions of Quicken. No such
    >>>problems.
    >>>
    >>>Also, if you check the Quicken Help file, under Appendixes | Software
    >>>License Agreement, scroll down about half-way through and you'll see this
    >>>paragraph:
    >>>(i) Single User License. You may install and use a copy of the Software on
    >>>up to three (3) computers used by a single household.
    >>>
    >>>I haven't found any restriction on how many times it can be (re-)installed
    >>>on a single computer.
    >>>
    >>>I've never used Money so I have no idea how to switch from one to the
    >>>other.
    >>>
    >>>RC
     
    , Feb 5, 2010
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