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by grawhib / April 28, 2015 8:03 PM PDT

I am running Windows 8 and have not upgraded to 8.1 due to problems with a certain program not working with it, the program in question is Quicken 2004 which when I tried earlier (with 8.1) it refused to load so I had to revert to 8 I have records on this program going back nearly 20 years and I don't want to lose them so when I get the invitation to upgrade to 8.1 I don't take it up which takes me onto Windows 10, on previous upgrades there was a program you could run which scanned installed programs and let you know which ones would or would not work, is there such a program for W10, so to sum up how can I avoid losing my Quicken Data if I upgrade to 8.1 and will Quicken 2004 work with W10, you may ask why I am still on Quicken 2004 well that's the only one available in the UK

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Since Quicken Is No Longer Supported In The UK...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 30, 2015 4:28 AM PDT

...and it won't work on Win 8.1, then I'll guess it won't work on the newer Windows 10. Still, Windows 10 is currently out for Beta testing and if you've got a spare computer, or a friend that has a spare computer, you could surely install it and test out Quicken. The download of Win 10 is free. Other than that, there's really no way to know about specific program compatibility primarily because Windows 10 hasn't been fully released yet.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Workaround.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2015 4:39 AM PDT

I think this may have to go into a Virtual Machine like VirtualBox. That is a sure fix as we can install some other Windows in a VirtualBox VM then Q2005 in that Virtual Windows.

Now if I wanted to try another angle before VirtualBox I might try SandBoxie or BufferZone. Noted at:
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/06/07/bufferzone-pro-free-sandboxing-software-sandboxie-alternative/

But the VirtualBox should absolutely work. Bonus points as we can backup the VirtualBox machine (it's a single file) and run it on other PCs without having to install Q2004...
Bob

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Quicken & Windows
by grawhib / May 4, 2015 9:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Workaround.

The virtual machine route looks interesting, how do I go about getting it

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Re:virtualbox
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 4, 2015 10:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Quicken & Windows
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What I found was people have trouble
by orlbuckeye / May 5, 2015 4:52 AM PDT
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What I'm reading is you have
by orlbuckeye / May 5, 2015 4:56 AM PDT

to use MS Money to convert the UK format then you can use the US newer version to import the file you converted to Money format. But remember to used other currency if you can get money and a newer version of Quicken US edition.

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Quicken
by grawhib / May 5, 2015 7:59 AM PDT

I am successfully running Q2004 in Windows 8 (not 8.1) 64 bit, my problem is upgrading to 8.1 or eventually 10
there is no better program for your finances than Quicken I just want to ensure I don't loose my data

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This is where the VM wins.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2015 8:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Quicken

I've taken the VM from machine to machine without having to reinstall the OS or the apps and data. It's one (big) file that I copy over to the next machine. Install Virtual Box, copy in the VM file, and I'm done.
Bob

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and just be sure
by James Denison / May 5, 2015 8:44 AM PDT
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