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Quicken 2003 Basic and Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can I load Quicken 2003 Basic onto Windows 7?  I'm told it's compatible w/XP, but I can't find anything about Windows 7 and don't want to order the software until I know it will work.

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:15 PM

Answers

  • I do not recommend purchasing software not designed to work with Windows 7. It may run, but some features have been discontinued by Intuit and the support pages at Intuit don't provide much help. Searching support provided limited results. Other issues may arise.

    Intuit does not describe the updates available and what they do. http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/using-quicken/patches-and-updates/3793.html

    If you search you may be able to find a newer version for less than new 2010, if price is the issue.

    It appears 2008 would be the oldest that will work with Windows 7 after applying Intuit's updates.

    http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/getting-started/system-requirements/7929.html

    I hope that helped. Visit Intuit.com for further information. The vendor's site is always a good place to start with questions about non-Microsoft applications.

    • Edited by Nano Warp Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:56 AM correct info
    • Proposed as answer by Leo Huang Friday, September 24, 2010 2:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Schmeditor Friday, September 24, 2010 4:36 AM
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:42 AM
  • If you are using Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate you can run "XP mode", a virtual machine" and use 2003 within that. A liitle bit of learning, but it was intended for this situation to accomodate older applications.

    Best Regards.

    • Marked as answer by Schmeditor Friday, September 24, 2010 6:14 PM
    Friday, September 24, 2010 10:01 AM

All replies

  • I do not recommend purchasing software not designed to work with Windows 7. It may run, but some features have been discontinued by Intuit and the support pages at Intuit don't provide much help. Searching support provided limited results. Other issues may arise.

    Intuit does not describe the updates available and what they do. http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/using-quicken/patches-and-updates/3793.html

    If you search you may be able to find a newer version for less than new 2010, if price is the issue.

    It appears 2008 would be the oldest that will work with Windows 7 after applying Intuit's updates.

    http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/getting-started/system-requirements/7929.html

    I hope that helped. Visit Intuit.com for further information. The vendor's site is always a good place to start with questions about non-Microsoft applications.

    • Edited by Nano Warp Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:56 AM correct info
    • Proposed as answer by Leo Huang Friday, September 24, 2010 2:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Schmeditor Friday, September 24, 2010 4:36 AM
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:42 AM
  • As I suspected.

    Price is not the issue. My concerns arise from the comments of so many people that Quicken's versions in recent years are ultimately frustrating and unsatisfactory. I was happy with 2003, but need to move my old Quicken data to to a new computer. I guess I'll have to go with Quicken 2008 or 2010 and keep my fingers crossed!

    Thank you for looking into this for me. I do appreciate it.

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:23 PM
  • If you are using Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate you can run "XP mode", a virtual machine" and use 2003 within that. A liitle bit of learning, but it was intended for this situation to accomodate older applications.

    Best Regards.

    • Marked as answer by Schmeditor Friday, September 24, 2010 6:14 PM
    Friday, September 24, 2010 10:01 AM