Installing Money 2003 over Money 99

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. 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
     
    Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010
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  2. Glass Half Full

    Jim Guest

    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
     
    Jim, Jun 9, 2010
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  3. 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?
     
    Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010
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  4. Glass Half Full

    Jim Guest

    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
     
    Jim, Jun 9, 2010
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  5. 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...?
     
    Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010
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  6. ....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).
     
    Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010
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  7. ...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??
     
    Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010
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  8. Glass Half Full

    Jim Guest

    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, Jun 9, 2010
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  9. 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...
     
    Glass Half Full, Jun 9, 2010
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  10. 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.
     
    Glass Half Full, Aug 30, 2010
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    "Jim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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??
     
    syndication, Dec 24, 2010
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