quicken 6 for dos. is it obsolete?


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jim

i have been advisd to stop entering data into this program as it is obsolete
and cannot be switched to windows xp. i also have quickbooks in my computer
but it is to complicated. i bought quickbooks in 1997 and never used it

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XS11E

jim said:
i have been advisd to stop entering data into this program as it
is obsolete and cannot be switched to windows xp.
It's no more obsolete than smoke signals to communicate. <!>

New versions of Quicken can import older Quicken files but you may have
to go in several steps to do so, someone else can give you details or
you might contact Intuit's help.

http://quicken.intuit.com/support/
 
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Sharx35

XS11E said:
I should also mention that Windows XP is equally obsolete.
Perhaps, however *I* shall be using it until MS stops providing
Security updates for it. Windows 8 SUCKS.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "jim said:
i have been advisd to stop entering data into this program as it is obsolete
and cannot be switched to windows xp. i also have quickbooks in my computer
but it is to complicated. i bought quickbooks in 1997 and never used it
I'm still using Quicken 8 and use in under Vista and WinXP ;-)
 
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infodex

Perhaps, however *I* shall be using it until MS stops providing
Security updates for it. Windows 8 SUCKS.
Microsoft doesn't seem to understand that many people use computers
for other reasons than simply playing games and posting to Facebook
and aren't amenable to unnecessary upgrades.

I've been running a small business on XP ever since it was introduced.
I was recently tempted to upgrade to Win 7, not because I needed
anything it offered but just to keep up with the times. After
considerable investigation, I discovered Win 7 would not run one of
the programs critical to my business so upgrading is out of the
question. I'll be with XP until it (or I) die.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: said:
Microsoft doesn't seem to understand that many people use computers
for other reasons than simply playing games and posting to Facebook
and aren't amenable to unnecessary upgrades.

I've been running a small business on XP ever since it was introduced.
I was recently tempted to upgrade to Win 7, not because I needed
anything it offered but just to keep up with the times. After
considerable investigation, I discovered Win 7 would not run one of
the programs critical to my business so upgrading is out of the
question. I'll be with XP until it (or I) die.
Win7/64, Vista/64 and WinXP/64 can't run DOS programs.

The 32 versions can, albeit I have not tried Win7/32 or Win8/32.
Quicken 8 for DOS runs fine under WinXP/32 and Vista/32.
 
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Andrew Rossmann

i have been advisd to stop entering data into this program as it is obsolete
and cannot be switched to windows xp. i also have quickbooks in my computer
but it is to complicated. i bought quickbooks in 1997 and never used it
It should still work fine. 32-bit versions of Windows will still be able
to run it. For 64-bit, you would need to run it in a virtual machine.
 
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Fred J. Tydeman

Quicken 8 for DOS runs fine under WinXP/32 and Vista/32.
When I try to do a year end tax report in Quicken 8 for DOS in either
WinXP/32 or Vista/32, Quicken says not enough memory and quits.

So, what settings are you using to allow large reports to work?

By the way, the same report works fine in Quicken 8 for DOS running
in the DOS box under OS/2 or eCS.
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David H. Lipman

From: "Fred J. Tydeman said:
When I try to do a year end tax report in Quicken 8 for DOS in either
WinXP/32 or Vista/32, Quicken says not enough memory and quits.

So, what settings are you using to allow large reports to work?

By the way, the same report works fine in Quicken 8 for DOS running
in the DOS box under OS/2 or eCS.
Nothing. I have never had a problem.

Under the PIF to run q.exe on the "Memory" tab

Memory is et to 640K, everything else is set to 240.

After loading Quicken/DOS v8 Rel 7
I hit "M" for memory

The results under Vista/32
-------------------------------------
Max. Acct. setting : 64
Overlay size (kb) : 48
NR Memory (kb) Total: 228 Avail: 228
Heap (bytes) Total: 23808 Current: 23296
Program Use count : 3693
Securities : 0 (0 )
EMS memory not present or disabled

The results under XP/32
-------------------------------------
Max. Acct. setting : 64
Overlay size (kb) : 48
NR Memory (kb) Total: 212 Avail: 212
Heap (bytes) Total: 24032 Current: 23520
Program Use count : 3903
Securities : 0 (0 )
EMS memory not present or disabled
 
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David H. Lipman

Correction:

"Memory is et to 640K, everything else is set to 240."

Should have been...

"Memory is set to 640K, everything else is set to 1024"
 
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fred

I should also mention that Windows XP is equally obsolete.
I'm still receiving updates to Windows XP via Windows Update each month on
patch Tuesday.
 
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XS11E

fred said:
I'm still receiving updates to Windows XP via Windows Update each
month on patch Tuesday.
Doesn't mean it's not obsolete, there's new software and hardware that
won't run on anything earlier than Vista.
 
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Marty

I to had a similar problem but I upgraded to WIN 7 and then installed
the XP virtual machine and the program runs just fine.

I was a little concerned about Win 7 but now have 5 machines running
it with absolutely no problems. I installed the virtual machine to
run a home automation program written for windows 98. It ran fine on
Win XP but not on Win 7.

You might want to try that.

Marty

Microsoft doesn't seem to understand that many people use computers
for other reasons than simply playing games and posting to Facebook
and aren't amenable to unnecessary upgrades.

I've been running a small business on XP ever since it was introduced.
I was recently tempted to upgrade to Win 7, not because I needed
anything it offered but just to keep up with the times. After
considerable investigation, I discovered Win 7 would not run one of
the programs critical to my business so upgrading is out of the
question. I'll be with XP until it (or I) die.
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Sharx35

fred said:
I'm still receiving updates to Windows XP via Windows Update each
month on
patch Tuesday.
Microsoft WILL continue to supply updates to XP users until
sometime summer 2014. I'll probably be hanging on until then unless
I find a damn good deal on a Windows 7 machine. Otherwise, I'm
hoping that a much better Windows 9 comes out before the sun sets
on XP updates.
 
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Sharx35

XS11E said:
Doesn't mean it's not obsolete, there's new software and hardware
that
won't run on anything earlier than Vista.
Everything on *my* XP system works just fine, thank you.
 
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Andrew Rossmann

pixels@a- said:
I'm still receiving updates to Windows XP via Windows Update each month on
patch Tuesday.
XP support ends in April 2013. After that, no more security updates, and
software companies may start to drop support. Alot of software no longer
supports Win2K, even though XP was little more than Win2K with updates
(Win2K=Windows 5.0, XP= Windows 5.1). The main issue is often due to a
few new function calls in the Windows kernel. They can easily start
using software that uses Vista/7/8 unique function calls.
 
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fred

Doesn't mean it's not obsolete, there's new software and hardware that
won't run on anything earlier than Vista.
It runs what I need it to run, and then some. Indeed, in one area (digital
audio workstation software), Windows XP is better and less buggy than
Windows 7.

Just because there is software that requires a newer version of the OS does
not mean that the currently supported version is obsolete.
 

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