Installing Money 2003 over Money 99

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Just purchased 2003 - have been running 99 for several years with no
problems but have been wanting to bring this program up to spec in line with
my office programs (2003). Also 99 seems to be a big resource hog - hoping
that 2003 is a bit cleverer with CPU usage... question: Can I just install
over the top of my 99 installation? If not - why not? etc etc
 
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Jim

Just purchased 2003 - have been running 99 for several years with no
problems but have been wanting to bring this program up to spec in line with
my office programs (2003). Also 99 seems to be a big resource hog - hoping
that 2003 is a bit cleverer with CPU usage... question: Can I just install
over the top of my 99 installation? If not - why not? etc etc
Wow, that IS old software.

It's probably taken longer to post your message than it would take to
uninstall the old version. What's the issue with removing 99 and
installing 2003, you'll end up with the same product at the end of
day.

Personally, I would *never* install a new version of a product over an
old version, I would always uninstall then install.

I'm sure installing over the top will work, but it's not the route I
would choose.



Jim
 
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Jim said:
Wow, that IS old software.

It's probably taken longer to post your message than it would take to
uninstall the old version. What's the issue with removing 99 and
installing 2003, you'll end up with the same product at the end of
day.

Personally, I would *never* install a new version of a product over an
old version, I would always uninstall then install.

I'm sure installing over the top will work, but it's not the route I
would choose.



Jim
Old software maybe but it has worked fine... just not totally convinced that
it's marriage with XP over last few years (used to run it on a Win95 p.c.
before that) is a good marriage - seems to often use a lot of CPU resources
when making "basic" calculations (causing the CPU cabinet fan to kick up a
gear)- am beginning to think this might be down to some kind of
incompatibility the system is working around. I might be completely wrong
and ALL Money programs may be the same.

If I uninstall old one first - how do I make sure I do not lose the account
files so that hopefully the new installation will detect them and life
proceeds as normal?
 
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Jim

The account files are simple .mny files, which you've hopefully got in
your My Documents folder. When you uninstall, nothing will touch
those. But you'll be taking backups anyway, won't you....

Then when you install the new version, go through the normal setup
routines etc., and then just open them from the File menu in Money, in
the same way as you would open a document in Word. Provided you've not
switched from a USA version of Money 99 to a UK version of Money 2003
etc (I forget which versions were available 10 yers ago), Money will
upgrade your money file and take a backup of the old one with a .nnn
suffix, where nnn reflects the money file version.

So to recap: uninstall old, install new, open money file.

You'll probably have to set up some preferences like archiving paths
etc, but you'd have to do that anyway.



Jim
 
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Glass Half Full

Jim said:
The account files are simple .mny files, which you've hopefully got in
your My Documents folder. When you uninstall, nothing will touch
those. But you'll be taking backups anyway, won't you....

Then when you install the new version, go through the normal setup
routines etc., and then just open them from the File menu in Money, in
the same way as you would open a document in Word. Provided you've not
switched from a USA version of Money 99 to a UK version of Money 2003
etc (I forget which versions were available 10 yers ago), Money will
upgrade your money file and take a backup of the old one with a .nnn
suffix, where nnn reflects the money file version.

So to recap: uninstall old, install new, open money file.

You'll probably have to set up some preferences like archiving paths
etc, but you'd have to do that anyway.



Jim
Thanks Jim - bearing in mind Microsoft seem to have two interpretations of
the word "uninstall" - either I go the Add/Remove route (if only life that
simple?) or do I have to go the "How to remove and reinstall Microsoft
Money" route which is more long-winded and I notice involves installer
registry keys having to be removed via a "Windows Installer Cleanup" utility
etc etc...?
 
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Glass Half Full

Jim said:
The account files are simple .mny files, which you've hopefully got in
your My Documents folder. When you uninstall, nothing will touch
those. But you'll be taking backups anyway, won't you....

Then when you install the new version, go through the normal setup
routines etc., and then just open them from the File menu in Money, in
the same way as you would open a document in Word. Provided you've not
switched from a USA version of Money 99 to a UK version of Money 2003
etc (I forget which versions were available 10 yers ago), Money will
upgrade your money file and take a backup of the old one with a .nnn
suffix, where nnn reflects the money file version.

So to recap: uninstall old, install new, open money file.

You'll probably have to set up some preferences like archiving paths
etc, but you'd have to do that anyway.



Jim
....re this US versus UK version issue - am having problem determining
this... My Money 99 Standard was part of a Home Essentials pack I bought at
the time and the sleeve the disc is in makes only reference to a CD SET code
(X00-16481) - the disc itself only has one other visible code on it which I
assume is a date code: 0798 - do I assume this is UK product? (Bought it in
big UK retail store at time).
 
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Jim said:
The account files are simple .mny files, which you've hopefully got in
your My Documents folder. When you uninstall, nothing will touch
those. But you'll be taking backups anyway, won't you....

Then when you install the new version, go through the normal setup
routines etc., and then just open them from the File menu in Money, in
the same way as you would open a document in Word. Provided you've not
switched from a USA version of Money 99 to a UK version of Money 2003
etc (I forget which versions were available 10 yers ago), Money will
upgrade your money file and take a backup of the old one with a .nnn
suffix, where nnn reflects the money file version.

So to recap: uninstall old, install new, open money file.

You'll probably have to set up some preferences like archiving paths
etc, but you'd have to do that anyway.



Jim
...sorry one other thing - I read somewhere that Money 99 users had to
install a trail version of Money 2000 first before they could use Money 2004
(the 2000 version converted the Money99 files into format 2004 recognised) -
I hope that for version 2003 this messing around is not necessary??
 
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Jim

Others here will have better memories than I do. Those versions are so
old that I don't even recall which versions were UK specific - though
I do believe that 2003 was.

Your safest bet, if you can, is to install the new version of Money
onto a different computer and see what happens when you try to open
your own Money file. That will tell you if there's any obstacles in
the way.



Jim
 
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Glass Half Full

Jim said:
Others here will have better memories than I do. Those versions are so
old that I don't even recall which versions were UK specific - though
I do believe that 2003 was.

Your safest bet, if you can, is to install the new version of Money
onto a different computer and see what happens when you try to open
your own Money file. That will tell you if there's any obstacles in
the way.



Jim
Jim, the more I google the issue the more cases I seem to stumble across of
people having problems moving up to 2003 from 99. Admittedly these reports
are in the minority but then again there are not that many people out there
going through the exact same "upgrade" process as me - especially with this
aged version. I am getting frustrated as have actually bought the new
software but am having to bite the bullet until I can get it on good
authority that I cam not going to end up having to go through either a
massive export/import procedure or similar...
 
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Glass Half Full

For info of those here that may have been interested, the M2003 install over
existing M99 installation seems to have worked fine and no glitches (yet.
Admittedly I delayed trying this until literally few days ago as was so
paranoid about it all going wrong... but the good news as I said - is IT
WORKED.
 
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> The account files are simple .mny files, which you've hopefully got in
> your My Documents folder. When you uninstall, nothing will touch
> those. But you'll be taking backups anyway, won't you....
>
> Then when you install the new version, go through the normal setup
> routines etc., and then just open them from the File menu in Money, in
> the same way as you would open a document in Word. Provided you've not
> switched from a USA version of Money 99 to a UK version of Money 2003
> etc (I forget which versions were available 10 yers ago), Money will
> upgrade your money file and take a backup of the old one with a .nnn
> suffix, where nnn reflects the money file version.
>
> So to recap: uninstall old, install new, open money file.
>
> You'll probably have to set up some preferences like archiving paths
> etc, but you'd have to do that anyway.
>
>
>
> Jim
>
>
>
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 14:13:25 +0100, "Glass Half Full" <>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Jim" <> wrote in message
>>news:. ..
>>> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 10:59:53 +0100, "Glass Half Full" <>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>Just purchased 2003 - have been running 99 for several years with no
>>>>problems but have been wanting to bring this program up to spec in line
>>>>with
>>>>my office programs (2003). Also 99 seems to be a big resource hog -
>>>>hoping
>>>>that 2003 is a bit cleverer with CPU usage... question: Can I just
>>>>install
>>>>over the top of my 99 installation? If not - why not? etc etc
>>>>
>>>
>>> Wow, that IS old software.
>>>
>>> It's probably taken longer to post your message than it would take to
>>> uninstall the old version. What's the issue with removing 99 and
>>> installing 2003, you'll end up with the same product at the end of
>>> day.
>>>
>>> Personally, I would *never* install a new version of a product over an
>>> old version, I would always uninstall then install.
>>>
>>> I'm sure installing over the top will work, but it's not the route I
>>> would choose.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jim
>>
>>Old software maybe but it has worked fine... just not totally convinced
>>that
>>it's marriage with XP over last few years (used to run it on a Win95 p.c.
>>before that) is a good marriage - seems to often use a lot of CPU
>>resources
>>when making "basic" calculations (causing the CPU cabinet fan to kick up a
>>gear)- am beginning to think this might be down to some kind of
>>incompatibility the system is working around. I might be completely wrong
>>and ALL Money programs may be the same.
>>
>>If I uninstall old one first - how do I make sure I do not lose the
>>account
>>files so that hopefully the new installation will detect them and life
>>proceeds as normal?
>>
>>

...sorry one other thing - I read somewhere that Money 99 users had to
install a trail version of Money 2000 first before they could use Money 2004
(the 2000 version converted the Money99 files into format 2004 recognised) -
I hope that for version 2003 this messing around is not necessary??
 

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