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Worth upgrading from Q17 Deluxe to Q18 Deluxe?

Been using since 1991 (sounds like I'm a drug addict). Q for DOS back then, and the upgrade to Q for Windows was super scary.
Anywho ... I do the every-two-year upgrade cycle. Just coincidentally on th e odd years. Have Q17 Deluxe. If I go to Q18 I am automatically in their su bscription model forever. Still not sure if that's good or bad. Q17 support is good until 2020. I am more than happy with Q17 (no problems at all for me). So is there any reason to go to Q18 now? Can stay with Q17 for free fo r another ~2 years with support. This way I can see how they work their sub s and software based on Net reviews like we see here. Very tempted to stay with Q17, but wanted to know if I'm missing something. Thanks ahead of time .
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Warren S
On 2018-01-23 19:40:14 +0000, Warren S said:
First of all, you're already on a subscription model only your current subscription expires on April 30th, 2020 where as in the new model the subscription clock begins when the program is first activated at Quicken Inc.. Beside the subscription time period, there is also a subtle difference in handling of multiple users, in that, the subscription is associated with a specific Quicken ID (not the software). We can still have mutiple data files but they need to share the licensed Quicken ID. Note: We're no longer limited to only 3 machines in a household.
As to whether there is a good reason to upgrade, I would say "no" but I'm still using Q16. Of course, subjectively, there may always be some fix or feature only available in the latest product you feel you can't live without. If you haven't already, you may want to review:
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Sherlock
For me, the fix I couldn't live without is the resolution of the two main m enu bugs, the "click-through menu" and "menus close prematurely" bugs. Thes e are fixed in later QW2018 R4.x releases but have not been back-ported to any pre-2018 versions as far as I know.
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Bob W.
menu bugs, the "click-through menu" and "menus close prematurely" bugs. Th ese are fixed in later QW2018 R4.x releases but have not been back-ported t o any pre-2018 versions as far as I know.
Thank you both. I've seen no bugs in Q17 Deluxe (that I can think of) and t he UI and usability are fine for me. So as I said I guess I'll stick with Q 17 for a while because it works, because I can, because it's cheaper, and b ecause I can wait and see how their subscription model works before I jump in later. I'll let the rest of the world beta test it for me for the next 2 + years. And if it doesn't look good, I'll spend the following 10 years of my life generating hundreds of spread/worksheets with internal links and su ch to track all of my stuff.
Appreciate the help and thoughts.
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Warren S
On Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:40:14 -0800 (PST), Warren S wrote:
I had 2015 and planned to update on my usual 3-year cycle when they announced the new subscription plan. I found a good deal on 2017 so I bought it, now good until 2020. But I just use it for checking and credit cards. My broker's site has all the investment data I need,
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nobody
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(sounds like I'm a drug addict). Q for DOS back then, and the upgrade to Q for Windows was super scary.
who ... I do the every-two-year upgrade cycle. Just coinc identally on the odd years. Have Q17 Deluxe. If I go to Q 18 I am automatically in their subscription model forever . Still not sure if that's good or bad. Q17 support is go od until 2020. I am more than happy with Q17 (no problems at all for me). So is there any reason to go to Q18 now? Can stay with Q17 for free for another ~2 years with sup port. This way I can see how they work their subs and sof tware based on Net reviews like we see here. Very tempted to stay with Q17, but wanted to know if I'm missing some thing. Thanks ahead of time.
to update on my usual 3-year cycle when they
the new subscription plan. I found a good deal on 2017 s o I
or checking and
the investment data I need,
Rather than deciding i n advance how many years should go by before I upgrade, I normally assess each new version, and decide for myself
whether there are significant fixes or improvements. Or if I need to upgrade because on-line updating is going away with the version I have. Unless there's a strong re ason to upgrade, I don't.
It's rare that there are any significant improvements these days, but I keep hoping for some. It usually works out that I upgrade every two
or three years, but occasionally I've gotten two years in a row.
I'm running 2016 now, and my next version will probably be 2019.
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Ken Blake

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