Conversion of old money files

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by Ernie, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    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 I run three
    parish councils and their EOY accounts are just being finalised.


    Ernie, Apr 20, 2010
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  2. 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 and you will be able to read the data files.
    Dominic Payer, Apr 20, 2010
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  3. Ernie

    Ernie Guest

    Thanks Dominic. That has worked a treat. My crisis is averted
    Ernie, Apr 20, 2010
  4. Ernie,
    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: - 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.

    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...
    Mark Rae [MVP], Apr 21, 2010
  5. [please don't top-post]

    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...

    I haven't tried, as I no longer have a copy of Money 99. In fact, I'm not
    sure I ever did...
    Mark Rae [MVP], Apr 23, 2010
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