I'm presently using Quicken Deluxe 2007 without too many
What are the advantages to upgrading to 2009? I ask this
particularly because of the difficulties people have had in
But even without those difficulties, what new features does
As I recall, some people also had difficulties installing Q2008. And Q2007.
And Q2006. (Shall I go on?)
No, I haven't tried to install Q2009 yet, but I expect installation to go
smoothly. Of course, it might not, in which case I'll have to figure out
how to make it work - just like I did when some previous versions didn't
work the first time.
My not-so-subtle message is that EVERY version of every application presents
problems for some users. But those problems are rarely insurmountable. And
MOST of the time, the anticipated problems do not happen. And USUALLY the
upgrades are worthwhile, although they might involve a learning curve.
Use the drop down menus to see "What's New and Cool in 2009"
I'm running Quicken 2008 and I've NEVER had any problem upgrading
from 199? through 2008 but I don't see sufficient reason to upgrade
Maybe in a year or two?
If you decide the new version is worthwhile for your needs, I really
doubt you'll have any problems upgrading.
Don't use the fact that some folks posting here have problems. First
off, it's the nature of newsgroups to tend to reflect negative
experiences. Secondly, even if you do have problems installing, you can
always revert back to the previous version (minus any data you added
after the install).
Many of us have upgraded every year with absolutely no problems.
Keep in mind that there is no *requirement* that you upgrade. If the
current version meets your requirements, then stay where you are. Just
go to the Intuit web site and you can see the features that are available.
If you need/use on-line features, you may want to consider updating
since you are close to the point where they will stop working (next
I looked the Quicken site and the upgrade price from 2008 appears to
be the same the new buyers would pay - $49? Is this correct - no
discount for previous users?
I don't see any real advantage to 2009 over prior versions and do not
Some new "features" that you may or may not like are:
New UI with fat tabs taking up even more screen real estate.
Quicken Picks.. where you let Inuit market products to you by using your
financial data to target offers.
From my view.. very disappointing
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Thanks John for the link.
I read with interest in the thread that one of the features of 2009 is the
ability to modify a single recurring payment with a different amount; I
think some folks have asked for that in the past. And I think Margaret
mentioned that there is now an option NOT to have the tax-related
transaction ICON appear on the register screen.
Q2009 is getting the worse drumming I've seen for a new release in terms of
lack of new features worth buying it for. But items like the above are
nice to haves, but apparently Intuit isn't listing them in some official
list? A few years ago, someone challenged a statement about 200 (I think
that was the approximate number) improvements in some release, and Intuit
had a webpage listing all of them - granted some were quite a stretch as I
remember. It sure would be nice if they could do that for Q2009 at the
I still haven't seen any compelling (or even mildly nice) reason to move off
of Q2008 by getting the next release - and this is the first time in 19
years (I've been using Quicken since at least 1989) that I've thought this
way, and it's depressing.