MS Money UK edition and Windows 7 Home Edition


T

Timber

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?
 
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teabag

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
Win7(32).
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
 
D

Dominic Payer

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.
 
J

Jerry

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
 
T

Timber

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
14.0.120.1105
 
T

Timber

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!
 
D

Dominic Payer

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.
 
J

Jim

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

http://money.mvps.org/faq/article/630.aspx

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
 
R

rupert

Timber said:
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!
--
75 y.o. and constantly bemused but getting there!


"Jerry" wrote:
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.
 
J

John

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.
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?
 
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B

Bob Peel

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

Bob Peel
 
H

HD

If everyone thought like that we'd still be using DOS! .. or are you still
using an abacus?
 
B

Beach

teabag said:
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
Win7(32).
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





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B

Beach

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
 
T

teabag

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
 
K

Kremmen

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.
 
A

adrian bastable

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.
 
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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?
--
75 y.o. and constantly bemused but getting there!

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......
 
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