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Windows 8 & Quicken

by grawhib / November 9, 2012 8:35 PM PST

Does anybody know if Quicken 2004 will work with W8, I have done the compatibility test and it was inconclusive i.e. it told me all the progs I need to update and all the progs that were OK no mention of Quicken, as I have been using this programe for over 14 years and have a lot of data I don't want change to another programe Inuit no longer supports Quicken in the UK (unless someone knows different) they only do commercial software like Quick Books so if anybody out there can help I would eternally grateful.

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Quicken 2004?
by tonyron227 / November 9, 2012 9:54 PM PST
In reply to: Windows 8 & Quicken

I am using Quicken 2011 with my system. Is there a reason for you not using a newer version? 2004 is quite old and I found it necessary to upgrade long before Windows 8 came along...

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Windows 8 & Quicken
by grawhib / November 10, 2012 9:14 PM PST
In reply to: Quicken 2004?

Where do I get a copy of Quicken 2011? I have tried before and been told that is wasn't available in the Uk

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re Quicken 2004
by grawhib / November 13, 2012 5:57 AM PST
In reply to: Quicken 2004?

yes but you are talking about the US version the last version in the UK was 2004

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by Phantomlynx / November 13, 2012 2:38 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 8 & Quicken

It does work fine

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re Quicken
by grawhib / November 13, 2012 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: Yes

are you in the UK or US?

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by Phantomlynx / November 13, 2012 4:46 PM PST
In reply to: re Quicken

UK.. Have only installed it yesterday but seemed identical to Win 7

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by grawhib / November 14, 2012 12:10 AM PST
In reply to: Uk

I also installed W8 yesterday haven' t had time to check Quicken yet as I didn't Finish the installation till 12.30 am it is reassuring that you have had no problem though, which version of Quicken are you using?

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Windows 8 and Quicken
by grawhib / November 19, 2012 6:30 PM PST
In reply to: Quicken

I can confirm that Quicken 2004 works fine with W8 and also W8 is an improvement ,different but an improvement. One or two issues with my printer and scanner as there is no driver for the Epson PX720WD yet, can't have everything

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Uodate re Quicken and Win8
by bwizard / March 27, 2014 4:31 AM PDT
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I know this thread is very old, but I am in exactly the position you were in and reluctant to give up on the UK version of Quicken 2004. I have been waiting for the end of XP and just considering staying where I am but my current pc is running out of steam. My backstop is a switch to an iMac running Fusion with an XP Guest running Quicken. I know this works because I set up my wife's pc to run Quicken in this way.

Although an expensive option, my original plan was to go completely Mac, if my wife's experience was ok. It has been but frankly I do not find the Mac that intuitive (heresy to some I know) and so I have been trying to find out whether I can install Quicken on a new Win8 machine and expect it to work.

According to your experience I can. Do you mind if I just confirm the process you went through. From the other posts, especially that by Stoker964, just doing an install on Windows 8 and then copying across the 3 files he mentions will do the trick.

Is this the case and is Quicken still running successfully to date?

Be grateful for any further information you can provide.

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UK Quicken 2004 and Windows 8
by Stoker964 / November 21, 2012 5:20 AM PST
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UK Version Release 2 Quicken 2004 ( Final issued UK Version) will work in Windows 8 but you must have the following files installed in the Quicken directory:-


I have installed Quicken on a friends new conputer running Windows 8, it is incompatible without those three files.

I am running it in Windows 7 64bit and had the same problem untill I added those three files, you should be able to download them from the internet.

Good luck

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UK Quicken 2004 and Windows 8
by dalbum / November 29, 2012 1:35 AM PST

I have installed successfully the UK version of Quicken on a Windows 7 computer using the compatibility mode feature. Cannot the same be done in Windows 8?

Using compatibilty mode in Windows 7 meant that I did not need to install additionally the files MFC70.dll
MSVCP70.dll and MSVCR70.dll.

I noticed that these three files are in my Quicken directory on a version that I am running in Windows XP. A safer way than downloading the files from the internet would be simply to copy them from my Windoews XP computer installation.

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Quicken 2004 and windows 8
by cgha100 / March 16, 2013 3:12 AM PDT

This was the best answer. make sure you have those three files and it works fine

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Quicken 1998
by decdeddet / October 7, 2013 5:39 PM PDT

I have quicken 1998 which i know is really really old but worked on everything so far until windows 8. Its the only programme I cant run and am gutted! Reading this I wonder if can copy some files from my old machine onto the new, but will this work? I'm not that techy or adventurous, just desperate!
Any advise would be appreciated

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This thread is more than 331 days old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2013 5:44 PM PDT
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As it's so old and there appears to be a solution here for the original topic.

If you change the topic I suggest your own new discussion.

-> In short I could install VirtualBox then Windows 98 in that VM and finally this 1998 software.

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Quicken 2004 to Win 8.1
by roystringer / June 11, 2014 2:57 AM PDT
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Yes you can

Just Google Quicken UK 2004R2 and open - How do reinstall or reactivate Quicken?

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