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.
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
"Jumped the shark" is an expression meaning "reached the tipping point and
passed its peak."
Quick Crooks update.
"nmedia" is a mistype, type in anger and ye shall mistype, apologies to
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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