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---Fitz---

Cal,

I have Money 2007 Deluxe (build 16.0.120.1303). My version still works but
I'm getting ready to upgrade to Win 7 Home Premium (32b) from Vista Home
Premium (32b). I want to keep Money working through December at which time
I'll be fully switched over to Quicken. Will this Win 7 upgrade break Money
07 and is there anything I need to do ahead of time?

Thanks
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

In said:
I have Money 2007 Deluxe (build 16.0.120.1303). My version still works but
I'm getting ready to upgrade to Win 7 Home Premium (32b) from Vista Home
Premium (32b). I want to keep Money working through December at which time
I'll be fully switched over to Quicken. Will this Win 7 upgrade break Money
07 and is there anything I need to do ahead of time?
For a full clean install, yes, I think so. For an upgrade install
(even if using the full retail version to do it), probably not. If
something failed, at worst you would have to buy Money Plus via
Ebay. But it should not come to that with the upgrade install. You
will want to watch for what provision is made for Money 2007 users
to reinstall after support is gone.

To be really sure, you could image your drive first. If you have
been thinking of moving to a bigger drive, this could be the time.
That way, you could image onto the new drive, and have the old drive
as a fallback. The big manufacturers have free imaging software that
you can download, even for use with an OEM drive. One of the drives
will have to be the same brand as the provider of the software.

To do an upgrade install, do not boot from the W7 DVD. Instead, set
up from the DVD after first booting into Vista.
 
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---Fitz---

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
For a full clean install, yes, I think so. For an upgrade install
(even if using the full retail version to do it), probably not. If
something failed, at worst you would have to buy Money Plus via
Ebay. But it should not come to that with the upgrade install. You
will want to watch for what provision is made for Money 2007 users
to reinstall after support is gone.

To be really sure, you could image your drive first. If you have
been thinking of moving to a bigger drive, this could be the time.
That way, you could image onto the new drive, and have the old drive
as a fallback. The big manufacturers have free imaging software that
you can download, even for use with an OEM drive. One of the drives
will have to be the same brand as the provider of the software.

To do an upgrade install, do not boot from the W7 DVD. Instead, set
up from the DVD after first booting into Vista.
Thanks Cal. Very informative. This will be an upgrade install from a
retail purchase DVD from Costco so it sounds like I might be OK. I already
use Acronis to image on a weekly basis (having learned that lesson long
ago). Thanks for the info on how to install Win 7.
 
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Mike

Cal--

What makes you say that Money 2007 won't work on Windows 7? I just did a
clean install of Windows 7 (on a VPC), so I can install some software and
see if I have any problems with it before upgrading my normal system to from
Vista to 7. I installed Money 2007 Deluxe (which is already a fulle updated
copy--it did not have to download updates). I then loaded my Money file,
and it seems to be working without issue.

I'm wondering if there is an issue that I just haven't come across yet. I
would appreciate your input.

thanks,
mike.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

Cal--

What makes you say that Money 2007 won't work on Windows 7? I just did a
clean install of Windows 7 (on a VPC), so I can install some software and
see if I have any problems with it before upgrading my normal system to from
Vista to 7. I installed Money 2007 Deluxe (which is already a fulle updated
copy--it did not have to download updates). I then loaded my Money file,
and it seems to be working without issue.

I'm wondering if there is an issue that I just haven't come across yet. I
would appreciate your input.
The issue I am worried about is the ability to reinstall after
expiration -- be it XP, Vista or Win7. There will be a solution. But
not yet.

An upgrade install of Win7 32-bit from Vista 32-bit (or 64 and 64)
does not require an reinstall of Money 2007. But going from XP to
Win7 does, I think. Going from Win7 beta to released does, I think.
 
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---Fitz---

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
For a full clean install, yes, I think so. For an upgrade install
(even if using the full retail version to do it), probably not. If
something failed, at worst you would have to buy Money Plus via
Ebay. But it should not come to that with the upgrade install. You
will want to watch for what provision is made for Money 2007 users
to reinstall after support is gone.

To be really sure, you could image your drive first. If you have
been thinking of moving to a bigger drive, this could be the time.
That way, you could image onto the new drive, and have the old drive
as a fallback. The big manufacturers have free imaging software that
you can download, even for use with an OEM drive. One of the drives
will have to be the same brand as the provider of the software.

To do an upgrade install, do not boot from the W7 DVD. Instead, set
up from the DVD after first booting into Vista.
Cal...just to let you know that the Win7 HP 32 upgrade installed fine over
Vista HP 32 with no loss of functionality in MS Money or loss of other
settings. Install does take a while though.

Thanks again.
 
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