Quicken 2008 and Windows 7


I will be installing Windows 7 on my computer shortly (I now have
Windows XP) and want to make sure I do not have any problems with my
Quicken 2008 Deluxe. I have my Quicken data backed up to a flash drive
as well as to a separate hard drive in the computer. Also, before I
delete Windows XP, everything from that hard drive will be transferred
to an external hard drive.
After I install Quicken 2008 in Windows 7, do I get my data by using
File/Open and point to the data (either on the flash drive or second
hard drive) or File/Restore Backup File? And do I install all the
backup files, or just the QDATA file?
Thank you for your help.
Caryl
Reply to
Caryl
Hi, Caryl.
No sweat! ; After I install Quicken 2008 in Windows 7, do I get my data by using
You could do it either way. But it's simpler just to point to the QDF file and let it start Quicken and load its data in the process.
You do need all the files in the fileset (.qdf, .qel, etc., depending on YOUR situation) to be available in the folder on your flash drive or HDD). Clicking on just the QDATA.QDF file will load them all as needed, along with Quicken.
If you hit a snag, post back.
RC
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R. C. White
Thanks, RC. As usual your instructions are very clear and I am sure I will have no problem following them for the installation.
Caryl
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Caryl
Caryl,
I upgraded my XP box to Win7 64 bit in June. I run Quicken 2008 Premier. Install worked fine and I simply copied all my files from my jump drive to my normal Quicken folder. Fired it up and went to File>Open to get my file.
No problems other than my Brother laser can't print full size pages. But this is a Quicken problem as the printer broke when I upgraded from Quicken 2005. It's a known issue on the Quicken forum but still no fix. Sigh....I just print to my Epson.
sb
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slb
Good luck. I never was able to get Q2008 to work on my win7 machine. Fortunately I still have an XP machine working. I'll just keep using it on that machine until either the machine dies or I upgrade next spring to a newer version.
Reply to
Laura
Thanks for your advice.
I have a Canon, so hopefully will not have printer problems.
Caryl
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Caryl
Not very encouraging!!
My neighbor, who is an IT person, is going to help me with the transfer. Hopefully I will have no problems. Will let you all know if I do.
Caryl
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Caryl
Caryl wrote in news:39e6d979-d93b-4b27-a9b8- snipped-for-privacy@t2g2000yqe.googlegroups.com:
You may want to install (and perhaps also run) Q with administrator privileges.
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Han
Caryl,
I have a Canon i9900 and while it works with Quicken 2008, it won't let me use the "page scaling" option under the Print Command. It's grayed out. No one, including Quicken, Canon or members of this newsgroup have been able to find a solution. My work around has been to use a free PDF printer driver (numerous available for download) and then print to PDF. The page scaling option is NOT grayed out for my PDF printer. I than open in Adobe Reader and print from there. Since I don't print that often, it's really not a hassle.
Just thought that I should warn you.
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Richard
John,
My current operating system is Windows 7 64-bit. But I had the same problem when I was running XP Professional.
I posted this issue 9 - 12 months ago. You and others tried to help me at that time but nothing worked. At that time I also contacted Quicken and Canon and all they did was point fingers. Since the problem exists both in Windows 7 and XP, it has to be the printer driver but Canon won't admit it. I have the latest driver installed and it works for everything I have except for page scaling within Quicken.
My current solution of printing to PDF, using PDF995, was wonderfully. I only print reports at year-end for inclusion with my tax return documentation so it's really not a problem.
Also, I initially encountered this problem in Windows 7, I had a "hell" of a time fixing it because it screws up all my Quicken printing if I try to change printers, within Quicken, from PDF995 to Canon or vice versa. Consequently, I have set my default printer, within Quicken to PDF995. I have learned to leave well enough alone.
By the way, the Canon i9900 printer is a wide-format printer that allows me to print 11X17.
Thanks anyway for your concern.
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Richard
I have been meaning to write and tell everyone who helped me that I installed Quicken 2008 with Windows 7 and all is working fine now. I was going to install Windows 7 on my old computer but at the last minute decided to get a new computer with Windows 7 already installed. That, of course, took some time and then it was a tedious task installing all my programs and data again. The Quicken program installed with no problems, although there were a few problems with the data. We finally copied and pasted the backup data (as slb suggested) and everything is okay now.
Thank you again to everyone who helped me.
Caryl
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Caryl
?Hi, Caryl.
Congratulations! And you're welcome, of course. Thanks for the report.
I have been meaning to write and tell everyone who helped me that I installed Quicken 2008 with Windows 7 and all is working fine now. I was going to install Windows 7 on my old computer but at the last minute decided to get a new computer with Windows 7 already installed. That, of course, took some time and then it was a tedious task installing all my programs and data again. The Quicken program installed with no problems, although there were a few problems with the data. We finally copied and pasted the backup data (as slb suggested) and everything is okay now.
Thank you again to everyone who helped me.
Caryl
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R. C. White

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