Conversion of old money files


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Ernie

I was running Microsoft Money 2005 in XP until last week when I installed
Windows 7. I had to reinstall all of my programs and the Money 2005 disc I
installed gave a message that the files needed to be updated from an older
version but when I run the program it says the files cannot be converted. The
version given on the Money installation is version 14.0.120.730. I run three
parish councils and their EOY accounts are just being finalised.

HELP!!!

Ernie
 
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Dominic Payer

Right click on the shortcut you use to launch Money 2005 and select Run
as administrator. Be sure you are connected to the net. This will update
you online to 14.0.12.1105 and you will be able to read the data files.
 
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Mark Rae [MVP]

Ernie,
Thanks Dominic. That has worked a treat. My crisis is averted
For the time being, anyway...

I'm afraid that, with Money 2005, you really are on borrowed time. The
workaround that Dominic explained to you won't work forever. Microsoft will,
some time, turn off this online patch facility (January 2011, IIRC) which
means that when you get your next new computer and try to install Money 2005
on it you'll be stuck. Microsoft could so very easily make this patch
available as a downloadable executable but, as far as I understand at the
moment, are stubbornly refusing to do so.

There is a solution to this problem:
http://money.mvps.org/faq/article/630.aspx - you'd be well advised to look
into it...

And finally, there will inevitably come a time when the latest version of
Windows no longer supports 32-bit applications, just as the current 64-bit
version of Windows 7 no longer supports 16-bit applications natively.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7programs/thread/93a8a175-40fc-4dde-9d23-ef1eb048ff6d

If you intend to continue to run Money 2005 at that point, you'll need to
look at a separate machine, or a a virtual machine...
 
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Mark Rae [MVP]

[please don't top-post]

Is this problem likely to affect Money 99?
The online patching issue won't affect Money 99. However, it's a 32-bit app,
so has a finite life span like all other 32-bit apps just as the first three
versions of Money will now no longer work on 64-bit Windows 7...

Not sure if you have any general comment on installing Money 99 onto a new
PC with Windows 7 - 64 bit ?
I haven't tried, as I no longer have a copy of Money 99. In fact, I'm not
sure I ever did...
 

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