Quicken 2014 stability


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jo

This is the first version of Quicken that I can remember being so unstable.It has crashed my entire system several times so that I was not even end task Quicken or any other application for a while. I'm not doing anything I haven't done before... in this case trying to enter a reverse stock split... (but the stock was both in an IRA and a brokerage account at the same firm, not that that should matter)... and Quicken went into a melt down.After I finally was able to exit out of it with end task, because it hadstopped responding, Portfolio View was inaccessible when I restarted. Hasanyone else running this version experienced these kinds of problems? I've never had this much difficulty with Quicken before, and WIN 7 has been able to handle any kind of malfunctioning application without freezing completely.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

This is the first version of Quicken that I can remember being so unstable.


That's not my experience at all. I have no stability problems with it.
 
J

jo

That's not my experience at all. I have no stability problems with it.
Glad to hear that. I had to resort to a backup to get things working at all. I'm almost afraid to try the stock split again.
 
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fred

This is the first version of Quicken that I can remember being so unstable. It has crashed my entire system several times so that I was not even end task Quicken or any other application for a while. I'm not doing anything I haven't done before... in this case trying to enter a reverse stock split... (but the stock was both in an IRA and a brokerage account at the same firm, not that that should matter)... and Quicken went into a melt down. After I finally was able to exit out of it with end task, because it had stopped responding, Portfolio View was inaccessible when I restarted. Has anyone else running this version experienced these kinds of problems? I've never had this much difficulty with Quicken before, and WIN 7 has been able to handle any kind of malfunctioning application without freezing completely.

I have been having stability issues as well, though only Quicken has been
crashing, not my entire system (Quicken 2014 premier; Windows 7, 64-bit).

I will be in the middle of loading transactions from a file I downloaded
from a website, and Quicken will just disappear from the screen. No error
message or any other type of warning. Poof, it's gone.

There were numerous other times when a similar disappearance occurred but I
do not remember the details of what I was doing at the moment. I'd say
about 25 to 30% of my sessions with Quicken ends with Quicken crashing.

I do agree with the sentiment of your first sentence, Quicken 2014 is, by
far, the most unstable version of Quicken that I've ever used. I described
it to my friend as being "delicate".
 
J

jo

I have been having stability issues as well, though only Quicken has been

crashing, not my entire system (Quicken 2014 premier; Windows 7, 64-bit).



I will be in the middle of loading transactions from a file I downloaded

from a website, and Quicken will just disappear from the screen. No error

message or any other type of warning. Poof, it's gone.



There were numerous other times when a similar disappearance occurred butI

do not remember the details of what I was doing at the moment. I'd say

about 25 to 30% of my sessions with Quicken ends with Quicken crashing.



I do agree with the sentiment of your first sentence, Quicken 2014 is, by

far, the most unstable version of Quicken that I've ever used. I described

it to my friend as being "delicate".
I had some similar experiences and am backing up very, very often, whenever I seem to have a stable system. I think I created some of my own problems by trying to do a stock transaction incorrectly, but still, Quicken should be able to kill me or itself gracefully. I also completely hung Quicken when I decided to reconcile my entire brokerage register, which hasn't been reconciled for years. I would guess it was a memory problem because of the number of transactions. "Delicate" is a good word for it. It's been behaving in the last couple of days, and I'm just holding my breath. Normal "stuff" seems ok, but it really seems that the memory management control has suffered some.
 
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fred

I had some similar experiences and am backing up very, very often, whenever I seem to have a stable system. I think I created some of my own problems by trying to do a stock transaction incorrectly, but still, Quicken should be able to kill me or itself gracefully. I also completely hung Quicken when I decided to reconcile my entire brokerage register, which hasn't been reconciled for years. I would guess it was a memory problem because of the number of transactions. "Delicate" is a good word for it. It's been behaving in the last couple of days, and I'm just holding my breath. Normal "stuff" seems ok, but it really seems that the memory management control has suffered some.

The check-writing portion is a mess in Q2014. It looks like it was
redesigned and /or rewritten. I have many crashes when I am in that area.

And the UI for the area has become more user-antagonistic, requiring more
effort to do the same thing. The check-writing window has become a horror
of complexity.

Sometimes, I get the feeling that Intuit is just doing work on Quicken for
the sake of justifying a new version each year, and not to provide any new
real customer-requested functionality.

I wish they would just fix the bugs, and stop changing the way features
work just for the purpose of changing the way features work.
 
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