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Windows 7: Going to upgrade to 7 need advice

27 Dec 2012   #1
jgiels

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Going to upgrade to 7 need advice

This is rather simple I have a xp system that has several HD drives. I am going to buy a 500 GB drive and install 7 then XP if I need to. So that I can leave my previous file system intact.

The whole reason for keeping xp is for Quicken 2007 which as far as I know does NOT work with 7. So I have looked at other Quicken products and the reviews are NOT good. What program should I get to transfer to 7. Suggestions are appreciated...

thanks for reading..


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27 Dec 2012   #2
Beastie

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

quicken 2007 should work with 7
I installed quicken 2001 on a win 7 pro x64 machine and it works just fine
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27 Dec 2012   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have Quicken Premier Home and Business 2004 running perfect on W7 so I don't see any issue with Quicken 2007.
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27 Dec 2012   #4
jgiels

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

all that I have read says it does not work..
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27 Dec 2012   #5
Junebug

Windows 8 Pro x64/Windows Vista Ultimate x86 SP2
 
 

You could always try installing it in compatibility mode if it doesn't work natively.
Compatibility Mode
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27 Dec 2012   #6
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I have Quicken Premier Home and Business 2004 running perfect on W7 so I don't see any issue with Quicken 2007.
This man ought to know..........


Have you even tried to install it yet?
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27 Dec 2012   #7
jgiels

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

no I am going on what I have read on google. will try the install will be a few weeks to get stuff..
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27 Dec 2012   #8
mfquast

Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit
 
 

In review of what you are attempting, you may want to look at purchasing Windows 7 Professional that will have the ability to emulate Windows XP. However, you will need to verify that your computer system has the correct processors for this function. Windows has more than adequate information to help you decide the process. If you already own your system, Windows will validate your processor if you are able to emulate Windows XP
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28 Dec 2012   #9
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mfquast View Post
In review of what you are attempting, you may want to look at purchasing Windows 7 Professional that will have the ability to emulate Windows XP. However, you will need to verify that your computer system has the correct processors for this function. Windows has more than adequate information to help you decide the process. If you already own your system, Windows will validate your processor if you are able to emulate Windows XP
After the initial release of Virtual XP M$ removed the restrictions meaning any decent recent CPU can run the VM. Preferably a multi core device. No need to have a secure virtual machine CPU.
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28 Dec 2012   #10
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgiels View Post
all that I have read says it does not work..
Sometimes people panic as it does not say on the box Windows 7. I'll bet if it runs on XP and Vista it will run better on 7. The only issue you may have is with the crazy copy protection Quicken alienated all there users with. My wife uses Excel to do the same things as Quicken but she is a fairly advanced user.
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