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.
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.
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!!
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
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?
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,
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
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. ;
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.
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.
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.