QuickCrooks

I have just been blackmailed into another version of QB Pro (07) with 3 instead of 5 installs.
So far spent 24 hours tring to write paychecks, found out the window was
written with the wrong size to the create button was hidden ! Have to create something called Payroll schedule for our 56 employees who are mostly part time and sometimes work and sometimes don't and all have different skill levels and hours. Can't back up the file because it says it;s too large for the nmedia, check it isn't, so had to drag the file from the server to the Zip drive to back up. Even if it works you have to spend 3 times the previous time clicking and getting stupid CYA messages. It loses the file on the server lots so have ot spend time finding and reinstalling.
Spent hours trying to install "upgrades" to ahigher version to corrrect the bad software writing which won't instal.
Anyone goit an idea for a replacement prog ? I am not going to give them another $ 500.00 for this shit next time.
QUICKCROOKS HAS JUMPED THE SHARK THEY ARE OFFICIALLY ON MY S LIST.
GMan
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Graham Sharman wrote:

Ah, another satisfied customer of Intuit. Same people who couldn't get your taxes filed on time!
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Graham Sharman wrote:

Right click on the desktop. Choose properties. Adjust the resolution. This is an operator problem, not QB. Virtually ALL software will exceed the screen size if you choose the wrong resolution for your monitor.
You were trying to get the proverbial ten pounds of crap in a five pound bag.

What's "nmedia?"

"Jumped the shark" is an expression meaning "reached the tipping point and passed its peak."
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They say when the Fonze went water skiing with his leather jacket on and jumped over a shark it marked the beginning of the end of the show.

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Allan Martin wrote:

Right. I should have added that "jumping the shark" is a desperate - and usually futile - attempt to regain prominence or former success.
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Well, I hope that is not true in all cases. I have tickets to see the Dice Man for tonight.

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Quick Crooks update.
"nmedia" is a mistype, type in anger and ye shall mistype, apologies to readers.
Todays episode. Having taken another 5 hours of my life in succeeding in D/Lomh and updating this new improved program the only real concern left was the back up issue.
I have been using a plain old yes, old Zipp Drive 1meg for years even as our company file grew which now shows as about 84 whatevers, 16 less than the 100 available. However the back up program replete with CYA messages from QCrooks states not enough space on the disk even when you tell it to overwrite the existing file. So I OL'd and got a callback from an nice Indian gent in Dehli who got on to my PC and admitted that it was mystery and he "thinks" the prog leaves an image file on the disk which results in space availability loss. So now I have to close QB go to Explorer and copy my.qbw file to the Zipp disk pending anopther purchase of a costly removable hard drive. We already BU daily to a tape drive so I guess we can use the Removable HD as well.
Still in my opinion I have yet to find anything on this version to make it worth $ 500.00 and 4 wasted days plus the cost of a new Porta HD. In my opinion it would be better invested in a portapotty !
As the man says Fool me once, your fault. Fool me twice my fault. Anyone who invents a way to bypass QCrooks blackmail over tax tables which how they get you to "upgrade" would make a fortune. As long as they were careful not violate QC's patents. Anyone know if it can be done ?? Contact me for seed money.
I am activly looking into different SW. BTW our field staff do not bring in their timesheets on time and getting them into a CPA's office or payroll service would be too difficult.
GMan
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Graham Sharman wrote:

Assuming you mean a 100Meg zip drive and 84Meg of backup file...
That is inconvenient for you, but convenient for many others who would like the replacement data to be successfully written to the disk before the replaced data is altered (which it sounds like QB is doing now, but maybe wasn't before).
That way you don't lose your last backup file if the write fails in the middle. Commonly, this means your media has to be about 2X the size of the file you are writing.
Have you considered using CD-R? USB disk? USB flash? You can probably find a flash drive large enough (256M) for $10 if you shop around.
If your PC doesn't have a USB port, it's time to upgrade.
While you are making up your mind, try to keep your zip disks (or any magnetic media) away from the new Macs.
--
Phil Nelson

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Staples and several other office supply places are now selling 1G USB drives for $10-$15.

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Laura wrote:

Even better. If it were me, I would invest $50 - $100 in a USB hard drive, enable the QB option for scheduled backups, writing the date in the filename and keep multiple backups. Plus the flash drive.
I wish I knew how to make QB add the the date in a format I like, though. I want Q20070505, not QMay 5, 2007. I never get time to go looking for a way to fix that.
--
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Well you should find the time. I know I couldn't sleep knowing my backup files had a name like that.

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Allan Martin wrote:
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Ha! Filenames are nothing. If I start thinking about what could be happening to that database when I delete transactions and put them back in again corrected, I might never sleep again.
--
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What makes you think it is any different with other software? Any who you probably should switch, running payroll with QB for 56 employees is not a task I would ever recomend to any of my clients.

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Graham Sharman wrote:

Sigh.
ZIP drives are notoriously unreliable. ("zip+drive+failure" results in over 1 million Google hits.) Even if you did get stuff backed up successfully, it's a crap-shoot whether it'll restore.
USB flash drives in the gigabyte range can be had for less than $20 (I just got one at Frys for $16). They will soon appear in the bottom of CrackerJack boxes. 250GB hard drives are available for less than $75!
While you might be behind the curve on proper screen resolution or available technology, I give you high marks for decibel level.
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1 gig drives now come in 3 packs for 29.99.

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On Thu, 03 May 2007 17:29:52 -0400, Graham Sharman

Why don't you get a local CPA firm to do your payroll?
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You're doing payroll for 56 people for $500 per year and you're COMPLAINING?!?!? Seems pretty cost effective to me. Have you checked w/ any of the major payroll companies to see how much they would charge to handle your payroll?
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I sure do sympathize with you. As of this moment I am in my SECOND HOUR of running their latest stupid "update" patch for QB Pro 2007. These fuckers add a few worthless shit features every year and then lock out users every three years. I am really considering finding some like minded folks to see about a class action suit. There has got to be a racketeering angle here.
If I ever met someone from this company at a cocktail party, they would be wearing a gin and tonic almost before the introduction was complete.
Gary
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Two hours to install the patch. Are you on dial up?

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