MS Money UK edition and Windows 7 Home Edition

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by Timber, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Timber

    Timber Guest

    I had quite given up on upgrading from XP SP3 to Win 7 as the upgrade advisor
    tells me that my irreplaceable Money program is not compatible. However many
    threads on this and other forums (fora?) seem to indicate that there are
    successful work arounds. Does anybodu know if these work foe the Home
    edition of MS Money UK edition?
    Timber, Feb 16, 2010
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    teabag Guest

    Whatever UK version of Money you have will run on both Windows 7 Home
    Premium 32bit and on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
    Of course you will need your original Money installation CD.
    Certainly you will need new 'drivers' to enable Win7(64) to operate with
    your printer, scanner and other peripherals. You may need new 'drivers' for
    I believe Windows 7 will insist on doing a 'clean install' - rather than an
    over-write of your existing OS. Consequently you will need to transfer all
    your data from the hard drive on which Windows 7 is to be installed -
    subsequently it can all be reinstated. Make sure you have backups of your
    ***.mny Money data file.

    teabag, Feb 16, 2010
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  3. Which version of Money are you using?

    If you can install it on Windows 7, be sure that your Money data file is
    in Documents or some other unprotected area, NOT the Money default
    Program Files area or data changes and updates will not be saved.
    Dominic Payer, Feb 16, 2010
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    Jerry Guest

    My advice would be to stick with Windows XP. Windows 7 does nothing
    better in my opinion - just fancy visual effects and it will probably
    slow down your PC unless you invest in the latest hardware.

    Regard, Jerry
    Jerry, Feb 16, 2010
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    Timber Guest

    Thank you both teabag and dominic player. I think it is 2005 but the date
    isn't on the disc. The copyright is 2004 and the last update was build
    Timber, Feb 16, 2010
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    Timber Guest

    You're probably right Jerry, but I wonder how long it will be before other
    programs will demand Windows 7 and how long before MS doesn't want to know
    about XP problems!
    Timber, Feb 16, 2010
  7. You have Money 2005.

    The first time - only the first time - you launch Money 2005 under Vista
    or Windows 7 you must right click the launch shortcut and select Run as
    administrator. There is an online update which must be applied so you
    can read your data file and it cannot be applied unless you do that.
    Dominic Payer, Feb 16, 2010
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    Jim Guest

    And then once you've done that, follow the clear steps here:

    to create your own Money 205 CD with the .1105 patch built-in. You'll
    then no longer be dependent on the (mandatory) patch as you'll already
    have it if you need to reinstall.

    Jim, Feb 17, 2010
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    rupert Guest

    I would not worry about XP becoming outdated and unsuppoted. It's a robust,
    widely adopted OS and it will be many years before support is withdrawn and
    even then it will still be running for years after that.
    rupert, Feb 18, 2010
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    John Guest

    I read in another newsgroup (relating to other software) that the
    poster made a folder and called it "Other Program Files" and used this
    folder for software that shouldn't be installed in "Program Files".
    Would creating this folder be suitable for installing Money, or does
    it have to be in installed the root?
    John, Feb 22, 2010
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    Bob Peel Guest

    Let Money install itself where it will; just put the *.mbf and *.mny files
    in the Documents tree.

    Bob Peel
    Bob Peel, Feb 22, 2010
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    HD Guest

    If everyone thought like that we'd still be using DOS! .. or are you still
    using an abacus?
    HD, Feb 23, 2010
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    Beach Guest

    Beach, Mar 6, 2010
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    Beach Guest

    Sorry I think I sent a blank form.
    Also sorry to crash in on this conversation. I too am having difficulty in
    load my version on Money onto a laptop. The version I have is the 2003
    Student & Teacher. I have a feeling that this version has a life limit eg.
    limited to 3 installs. Do you know if this correct. If not I'm stuck. When I
    try to load it nothing happens, which makes me think this the case! Can you
    help please
    Beach, Mar 6, 2010
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    teabag Guest

    Please state precisely what Operating System YOU are using - Windows XP,
    Vista, 7

    As far as I know "Student and Teacher" was never a name (type of licence)
    applied to MS Money - it usually relates to MS Office.

    I don't think Money 2003 'reports home' - it can be installed any number of
    times on reformatted or new hard disks. Very strictly, an OEM version should
    not be used on a new computer.

    If your Money installation does not 'autorun', go in through Windows
    Explorer, find setup.exe on the CD and double-click to run Money setup.

    teabag, Mar 7, 2010
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    Kremmen Guest

    As far as OS's go I prefer XP over 7 anyday (having used both in anger).
    There are some problems in 7 that just wind me up like the link between
    desktop folders and Windows Explorer.
    I want my desktop folders to just contain shortcuts and no directory tree,
    no can do, remove the directory tree and it is also removed from Win Explorer
    which is where you need it. Folder sizes saved, nope, they have mind of their
    own and open in random sizes after a reboot.

    However, it won't be too long before XP is no longer supported and therefore
    open to hackers.

    As far as MSMoney 2005 is concerned mine installed (slipstreamed 1105)
    perfectly and is working like a dream. I do have my .mny file in another
    partition though.
    Kremmen, Mar 29, 2010
  17. This may be of help.
    While trying to run MS MONEY 2005 UK on Vista 64 (having upgraded from VISTA
    32), I got the following message:

    cannot find or open file because it may be write-protected

    (not exact quote but sort of)

    I tried running money as administarator, then clicked file-new.
    I selected "don't use a passport"
    I also selected "i don't want to use a password"
    Then entered a file name.

    Money then replied with a statement that an update was available.

    I downloaded the update.

    Then exited money and started again.

    My luck was in: I managed to open my money files.
    adrian bastable, May 7, 2010
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    May 21, 2010
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    Bite the bullet and upgrade to windows 7. Ms will not be supportingXP soon so when you have issues they will not be able to help......
    essexaccountant, May 21, 2010
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