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Windows 7: QuickBooks 2004 on Windows 7 x64

23 Jan 2012   #1

7 x64 | 7 x64
QuickBooks 2004 on Windows 7 x64

This is ment as an informative post for compatibility. Below I have posted what I did to install and run an older version of Quickbooks 2004 on Windows 7 x64.

Background; Replaced the treasurer's laptop with an HP Probook 4350s. It of course comes with 7x64, 4 gigs, 7200/320. Not a bad machine. I was under the impression there was a newer version of Quickbooks available, haha jokes on me.

Most importantly run the programs back up on all 'company files'.
Running the install as admin* 1st notice from 7 warns you of known compatability issues. Proceed with install. You may get an error about a font. Do not run after install. After install locate the launch exe (qb) and set compatability to "XP sp3". Transfer the back-up files, I used a flash drive because I ran over the crossover with a chair. Before you launch and import you must have the following files from the old machine if they are not on your new machine;
They were located in different folders on XP but I just copied them to the Quickbooks main program files folder.
Why bother with such an older version of Quickbooks? Not my issue to answer, but this will buy the treasurer some time untill the app is upgraded.

*Not sure if running the install as admin was nessesary, but I did.

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16 Apr 2013   #2

windows 7

I tried the above and could not get windows 7 working with quickbooks 2004 pro
I dont really do enough accounts to justify purchasing a new package so I looked about
tried varied options and suggestions and settled on using
windows virtual PC with Windows XP Mode. ( XP mode is about a 0.5G download, virtual PC smaller.)

I have a 64 bit machine so this works fairly fast. the more ram the faster it will go.
It also allows for one click access to your 2004 quickbooks system from your windows 7 desktop.

Once you install the above just set up the quickbooks xp mode icon as a shortcut on your
desktop and bob's yer uncle, pure dead brilliant and all those other gr8 Scottish saying.

Gallas also springs to mind.
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