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Windows 7


Hi, Sam.
I've been running Win7, starting with the pre-beta over a year ago and RTM since August. I ran Q2009 Deluxe until getting Q2010 Deluxe about a month ago. No problems with any of this.
If you have a specific question, please ask it - and tell us what hardware and operating system (Win7 Basic x86 or Win7 Ultimate x64 or something in between) you will be running, and which version of Q2010.
RC
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R. C. White

Thanks RC. Can I assume then after that, that I take my backup from my old pc which I have on a flash drive and "load" that into the Windows 7 pc? TIA
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Sam Spade

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Recently upgraded from Vista to Win 7. Then installed Q.2010 deluxe. Works fine - no problems.
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Didn't completely answer your questions. ....... After installing, RESTORE your back-up from you flashdrive.
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SunCityCal

Hi, Sam.
Yep! And by "my backup", I hope you mean only your QDF (and related data files). No need to transfer your Quicken program, of course; just install Q2010 on your new PC. Then you can have Q2010 either Open or Restore that data file. Q2010 will want to Convert your 09 file to its 10 format when you first load it, but will save a copy in a new Q09Files folder - just as for prior yearly updates. When you first manually Backup your new file, be sure that you point it to the new Destination FOLDER of your choice.
Note that Q2010 has a new format for Backup, and that Intuit already revised that backup system in Release R 3. The main difference is that the QDF file is now much bigger because it includes all the data formerly kept in the QEL and other related data files.
RC
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R. C. White

Just as an aside. from what I'm checking Windows for Dummies 7, it appears that W7 comes with many problems for like printers etc.. I happen to use Window Washer and they have said it's not compatible for W7. Just wondering if you bought the "magic" line that runs from USB old pc to USB new pc and if so what was it's name and how did it work. Ah computers!!
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Sam Spade

Hi, Sam.
No, I have only ONE PC. But it has several HDDs with lots of room available, so my "old" computer and my "new" computer are the same machine. When I updated from the beta to the final Win7, I just ran WET (Windows Easy Transfer) on the "old" computer first and stored the output onto a "neutral" partition. Then I booted into the "new" Win7 and ran WET again, retrieving the data from that partition. No "magic" cable, no thumb drive, no network, no nothing but my one computer. ; that W7 comes with many problems for like printers etc.. I happen to use
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R. C. White

I am about to migrate from XP to Win7 Home Premium 64bit. This requires reformatting and reinstalling all software. Also will be going from Qkn07 Premium to Qkn2010 Deluxe. Santa gave software this year.
My questions are:
(1) Should I install Qkn10 on the existing XP, then backup data, then use that data after migration? Or, is it sufficient to backup the current Qkn07 data and restore with Qkn10 after the migration?
(2) Anything else I should do as part of this? What the heck does supervalidation do, anyway?
(3) I currently use Outlook Express to read newsgroups. Win7 no longer provides it. What programs should I consider for nntp?
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MrEos

Hi, MrEos.
Basically, I agree with Hank and Han. But, as usual, I have a few comments of my own.
Thanks for these details. Just a couple of questions remaining: 1. Is this all on a single computer? Or did Santa bring new hardware, too? 2. Will you be dual-booting WinXP/Win7 for a while?
No, do not go through the extra steps of installing Q10 on WinXP. Just install Q10 in Win7. Then Open your Q07 QDF file in Q10. Quicken will do all the work of converting, including saving a copy of the old data in Q07Files.
As for backup: This is why I asked about the hardware above. If Q10 is on new hardware, then all your old files will still be available on your old hardware until you get rid of that in some way. To transfer your data to the new computer, just use Q07 on the old computer to Backup your QDF file to a thumb drive, then have Q10 Open that file from that thumb drive.
(In my own single-computer dual-boot system, which I've often mentioned here, I simply installed Q10 in Win7 into the same E:\QuickenW folder where Q09 has always been, then Opened the Q09 QDF file in Q10 and let it do the conversion. Within a few minutes, Q10 was up and running with all my data back to 1990. ;
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R. C. White

If you don't already have one, investing in a large external USB connected harddrive is going to be very useful before you begin this migration. It is also the approach that Microsoft recommends. You can create your Quicken backup on the external drive and also copy your "My Documents" and a;; of your other data to the external drive.
After you have Windows 7 installed and all the updates applied you can install Quicken 2010 and have it restore the backup from your external drive. It will do the conversion. You can decide to rename it and save it on your computer's harddrive then too.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a very popular, free e-mail program that also handles newsgroups. It is what I have used for years.
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B

Thanks for the tips. Probably will spend New Year's Day backing up everything, reformatting the hard drive, and reinstalling. Hardware remains the same, and all checks "OK" with the win7 upgrade advisor software. The elves got confused on the external HD, so Santa failed to deliver. Nothing explains Santa leaving Two copies of Qkn. Probably drunk. Again.
I'll report back anything noteworthy with respect to Qkn.
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MrEos

Noteworthy in the migration was the loss of Quicken Home Inventory Manager (not the free QHI program that comes with Qkn). QHIM would not install under win 7 x64. Moreover, the data file is not compatible with QHI. Poop.
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MrEos

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