Bank downloads to a WinXP box

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by Zack Sten, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Zack Sten

    Zack Sten Guest

    About a month ago I became unable to download transactions (direct
    connect) into Quicken 2014 from one of my financial institutions.
    Downloading had worked fine using Q2011 and (since January) Q2014. None
    of the usual fixes, disabling accounts for download, re-enabling, etc.,
    rectified the problem. So I finally called the bank's tech support
    number. A technical representative told me that the bank has stopped
    downloads and support of WinXP machines. Yes, I am fully aware the MS
    has completely stopped support of XP.

    So my questions to this group: Is it true that the bank can control the
    downloads, and, if true, why have I not seen reports of this in this
    newsgroup or other support systems?
     
    Zack Sten, Nov 18, 2014
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  2. Sure they can. When you communicate over the 'net you pass a User-Agent
    string which can identify the underlying OS. You are passing; "Windows NT
    5.1"

    Why are you risking your financial data ?

    Just move to a supported, modern, OS.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 18, 2014
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  3. My Credit Union recently had a message stating that they were no longer
    supporting XP for their on-line access due to the SSL 3.0 bug that MS
    will not fix.
     
    Andrew Rossmann, Nov 18, 2014
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