Any news yet on what's expected when copies of MS Money expire?


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DirtyDawg

Just wondering if there has been any updates as to what the users of money
are expected to do when their copies of money expire? I've read to keep a
watch on this site, as well as within money as to what to do, but I haven't
seen anything here, nor has there been anything coming from within money
except an offer to switch to Quicken 2010 - Yuk, do not want to do that.

This question applies to what we need to do in regards to the possibility of
having to re-install the software if/when a disaster occurs on our systems.

Thanks for any and all comments.
 
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Dick Watson

Microsoft has stated their intent to provide a patch, sometime prior to the
1/31/2011, that will allow M+ to run without activation. Other threads have
the link to Microsoft's announcement, but I don't have it handy.
 
D

DirtyDawg

Thanks for the info Dick.

I hope they don't wait till the last minute to do so :(.
 
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Jaimeaq (Chile)

Hi DirtyDawg.
Once you have to reinstall Money Plus, you have to send a mail to:
(e-mail address removed) (Microsoft Money Online Store Customer
Service) with the following information: (The number of Hardware Key)

"To assist you, we require the Hardware Fingerprint from your software. To
locate your Hardware Fingerprint: 1. Please run your program from the Start
Menu. You should be prompted to activate. Click "Yes." 2. When prompted,
enter the Product Key. This is either inside the CD case or in the order
confirmation email. Click "OK." 3. When you see a screen with the Product Key
field empty, please click on the link for "Have a customer support override
key? ’Enter it now’" 4. You will be directed to a screen with the Hardware
Fingerprint. (Fingerprint.=Hardware Key: XXXX-XXXX) Please copy the Hardware
Fingerprint and provide it to us in a reply to this email along with your
order number. Once it is received, we will generate a new key for your
software installation."

The new key you will let use money plus up to 01-31-2011

Jaime Alarcon Q
 
D

DirtyDawg

I have the physical disc version :). I learned my lesson with the download
version. I dought seriously if I'll EVER download software again.
 
T

teabag

This question applies to what we need to do in regards to the possibility
of having to re-install the software if/when a disaster occurs on our
systems.

The answer to your question depends which version you have - Money 2005 DID
NOT work straight out of the box - it absolutely has to go online to obtain
a patch; and the server which carries the patch will go down 31st Jan 2011.
As far as I know all other versions of Money, delivered on an installation
CD, do work if they are installed properly, with the data file located
appropriately on newer OS.

So if you DON'T have 2005, stop reading here.

If you DO have Money 2005, and it has been patched, and is working well on
your PC then make a copy of the contents of the program files. Later you can
use these to overwrite fresh but flawed newly installed program files.

teabag
 
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William R Wood

Putting legitimate users through all of that work jumping through hoops to
reinstall software they own and paid for is ridiculous.

I agree with DDawg - never buy downloaded software especially if Digital
River is involved.

Regards

Bill Wood
 
D

DirtyDawg

Thank you all for your comments/help on this. Because of the recent problems
I ran into with the downloaded version, I went out and purchased (well
actually it was from Amazon.com) Money Plus Deluxe on CD (or DVD -
Whichever). As far as I know that is the most up to date version of the
software and thank God I was able to get it on the physical disc. So
considering I have this latest version on DVD, can someone please inform me
as to how I must do the update when it's necessary? According to the MONEY
software, it Expires on 10-14-2011. I realise that that is quite some time
away, but I don't want to wait till the last minute and then find myself in
the same predicament I just did with the downloaded version.

I do make image backups of my system(s), but I don't want to rely on just
that, as I have in the past, because I found out the hard way that even
though a person does things the "RIGHT WAY", things can still happen to mess
everything up. So for me, it's best to have multiple avenues of planning on
the "Protecting Oneself" front.


Thank you for your time.
 
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Dick Watson

You mean the update to remove the DRM requirement? Microsoft hasn't said how
this is going to get packaged yet. Stay tuned to this channel for further
information when it becomes available.
 
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Marilyn & Bob

You should also know that the 10/14/2011 date is no longer valid. M$ is
pulling the plug on Money on 1/31/2001. While you can continue to use it on
your computer after that date, all online services and support (including I
assume??, the Help files) will end on that date.
 
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DirtyDawg

Yes Dick, that's what I meant....well that's what I meant IF that is what
keeps us from re-installing without downloading something from MS servers.
Thanks for the info, I'll stay tuned. :)
 
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