Solved how do i transfer programs between computers

June 23, 2011 at 04:07:56
Specs: Windows 7
I want to transfer Quicken program and files to another computer. Old computer is XP. New computer is Windows 7

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June 24, 2011 at 06:35:39
Difficulty moving - as in not being able to copy to or location to copy to.

Quicken stores the data files in different locations. Copy the data files to the folder on the Windows 7 machine where the sample data file is located. Usually you can find this by selecting file saveas while viewing the sample data file. Then open explorer and copy the files from the flash to this location.
Actually, you should be able to use any location / folder for data. Just file - open and browse to the location. The application should 'remember' the last file opened.

Intuit has an excellent support chat service. I've used it for payroll and QB pro install / upgrade problems. Response is quick. It's better than the telephone support, IMHO.



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June 23, 2011 at 04:19:05
It's not really possible to copy the program as there are probably all sorts of registry keys that need to be altered. Just reinstall from your original disks.

Data files can easily be copied via CD, external drive, USB stick - whatever you have to hand.


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June 23, 2011 at 04:42:30
Google

application mover

There are several. They are suppose to do what you want, but I've never used them. The install disks are best.


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June 23, 2011 at 05:10:47
Thanx Ijack. Is a usb stick the same as a flash drive. if so what capacity will i need and are they re-writable

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#4
June 23, 2011 at 13:17:59
A flash drive / usb stick are mostly generic terms. They can be one and the same. They are erasable and re-writable. Sandisk Cruzer is an example of one those. Sometimes flash drive refers to memory cards as used in cameras. Same technology.
Capacity needed - if you right click on the folder and select properties, it will give you the size of that folder. Chances are one of the economical devices will do the trick. Don't expect it to be a permanent storage device. Several have failed with no chance of information recovery.

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June 24, 2011 at 03:22:21
RE: Transfer of files

I have installed the Quicken Progam on to new computer using original disk. I have also trasferred the program files from old computer onto a usb flash drive. I'm having difficulty moving these files into Quicken on the new computer. Old comp is XP new comp is windows 7. Please advise


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June 24, 2011 at 06:35:39
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Difficulty moving - as in not being able to copy to or location to copy to.

Quicken stores the data files in different locations. Copy the data files to the folder on the Windows 7 machine where the sample data file is located. Usually you can find this by selecting file saveas while viewing the sample data file. Then open explorer and copy the files from the flash to this location.
Actually, you should be able to use any location / folder for data. Just file - open and browse to the location. The application should 'remember' the last file opened.

Intuit has an excellent support chat service. I've used it for payroll and QB pro install / upgrade problems. Response is quick. It's better than the telephone support, IMHO.


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