How do I disable Quicken update nag?

Quicken 2010 now nags me to upgrade every time I launch it. Used to be I
could set the nag to 14 days hence. No more, alas.
How can I disable the nag? I don't mind diddling with the register.
I'm running Windows XP.
Reply to
Nestor
As I recall, there is a little checkbox that says "don't show me this again". If so, check it.
On the other hand, Quicken Deluxe 2012 is at Costco for $19.99, with their coupon.
Reply to
Jim H
Try this ....in the Quicken 2010 opening screen press "CTRL+Shift" and find and press the "ONE STEP UPDATE button" all at the same time ... you shud get a confirmation that you won"t get prompted anymore. Worked for me a while back....
Reply to
RBroz
Thanks, that seems to have worked. At least I got a message box saying I will no longer be prompted to update.
Good trick.
Reply to
Nestor
responding to No. This trick gets rid of the Quicken registration nag.
Why do these companies plague paid owners of full-package software with this crap?
Trend Micro does it as well, then does not add a whole year when entering a new serial number.
Reply to
marc
responding to
You have to launch Quicken with "Run as administrator" then uncheck the reminder box. It should remember it going forward. I hate Intuit in every possible way.
Reply to
Jake
responding to
So far launching it with "Run as administrator" and then unchecking the remind me marketing nag box has worked for me. I haven't seen the upgrade notice since and I've unchecked that marketing nag a dozen times prior to trying to run as administrator and it would continue the marketing nag.
Right-click your Quicken icon (either on the desktop or in the start menu, or find the qw.exe file in Program Files folder), and choose "Run As Administrator" and then uncheck the marketing remind me nag box.. You will get a warning that Quicken doesn't support run as administrator so you may want to close it then reopen it with a normal double-click.
It has worked for me.
Note, I am referring to the marketing nag about upgrading and not the marketing nag about registration..
Reply to
Jake
I had the same problem with the 2014 version. I seem to have fixed it by actually clicking on the upgrade link, which took me to the upgrade website. Then I just closed the website. the next time I opened Quicken, the nag was gone. We'll see how long it lasts.....
Reply to
fatboy
I have 2014 version and after I tried adding another Account it kept prompting me with a popup upon launching that said "Critical Update Required: ...". I take backups every day so I went to an older backup to copy all older data under C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Quicken\ and pasted it over the same path on drive C:. That stopped the nagging prompt. You should create a "Restore Point" just in case something goes wrong. Also, empty your Recycle Bin on C: and highlight all the data under C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Quicken then hit the Del key so the data goes into the Recycle Bin and can be restored if needed. Then do the past of the older data.
Reply to
DRHGuy
I'm running Quicken 2013 (sunset edition that I just recently installed) and none of the various fixes for stopping the upgrade nag have worked for me.
I might be unusual in this, but I don't want Quicken to "phone home" in any way. I just use it as a register and reconciler. I don't need to communicate with any banks or online at all. I enter my transactions manually.
So I set up a firewall to block qw.exe outgoing, and to my great surprise, this stopped the nag popup cold. Have not seen it since.
If you don't need Quicken's online capabilities, just create a new rule in Windows Firewall to block qw.exe outgoing.
Reply to
kenneth63
Here is what I do, which doesn't stop it (yet). - I click on Upgrade - register a new fake user account - Then abandon the shopping cart without paying
If enough people do this Intuit WILL notice.
Reply to
GetEven

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