Run Q99 on USB drive?


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me

I have a Sandsik 512meg Titanium USB drive. Its the
model with faster memory

Is it in anyway possible to run Quicken 99 completely
off this USB drive?

Thanks in advance!

John
 
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Margaret Wilson

Quicken has to be installed to run. If you tell the Quicken's setup program
to install it to your removable drive, it *may* run. I haven't tried it
myself, but no guarantees. I'm guessing that you want to be able to take
your whole Quicken installation from machine to machine, no? Well that
won't work, since Quicken has to be installed. You can't just copy files
and run them from wherever.

Regards,

Margaret
 
M

me

Margaret Wilson said:
Quicken has to be installed to run. If you tell the Quicken's setup program
to install it to your removable drive, it *may* run. I haven't tried it
myself, but no guarantees. I'm guessing that you want to be able to take
your whole Quicken installation from machine to machine, no? Well that
won't work, since Quicken has to be installed. You can't just copy files
and run them from wherever
yes that is what I want to do.... run Q99 form machine
to machine

If Q99 wont do this does anyone know of another similar
app that will?

John
 
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Margaret Wilson

Sorry, no. There aren't that many financial management apps out there, and
I don't know of a one that is portable. You must install the software on
each machine from which you plan to use it. But you could carry your data
files from machine to machine ... that is, as long as you've installed
Quicken on those machines. All this said, I don't exactly remember what the
license agreement says about putting Quicken on multiple machines. Some
software allows two machines if you only use one at a time, others require a
separate license for each machine.

Regards,

Margaret
 
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Mike B

I have a Sandsik 512meg Titanium USB drive. Its the
model with faster memory

Is it in anyway possible to run Quicken 99 completely
off this USB drive?
Try this. On machine A, install Quicken on the USB drive. Take the USB drive
to Machine B and again install Quicken on the USB drive. Now both machines
should think they have Quicken installed on the USB drive and neither will
be concerned about it.
 
D

desplin

Be careful about accessing your data from a USB drive. It is very easy
to corrupt a drive by pulling it out without closing it etc. --
especially on previous versions of windows like 2000. You always need
to make sure you have a backup. I carry my data between several
computers on a USB drive, but I always copy it to the hard drive before
running the program, also from the hard drive.

Doug
 
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Margaret Wilson

I'm running WinXP, which is a bit better at letting you know if data is
still waiting to be written to a USB drive. But ... for a while I carried
my data between two machines (Quicken was installed on the machines, not the
USB drive.). It worked great, but I did make sure I had a backup, just in
case. On a few occasions I had to reformat the USB drive, but then all was
well again. In short, it worked great for me. Interestingly, the latest
issue of PC Magazine has an article on how to run programs (and even OSes)
from USB drives, and it also talks about the newer drives that offer
encryption and "thumb print" access. Of course, the OSes it mentions are
Windows CE and a tiny Linux. And the applications it talks of
loading/installing are not Quicken. But do give it a look, might give you
some ideas.

Regards,

Margaret
 

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