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Windows 7: Clone a program installation 1 win7 to another win7

14 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7
Clone a program installation 1 win7 to another win7

Only moderate desperation would cause me to post this ?.

If machine #1 has a funtioning copy of Quicken 2003 and the 2nd machine a quasi functioning is there a utility that can gather all necessary registry program files and... From #1 and 'install' on #2?

Other option (and I'll probably have to visit the Acronis forum but since I'm here...) could the latest version image #1 then restore just 2003 to #2 in working fashion?


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16 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The "Quicken 2003" installer is that program That's the only reliable option to do.
There is no way to know exactly which dependencies on the system a particular program takes, as it could use virtually anything. You could track common locations searching for common names, but nothing forces any program to restrict to those. Just backup the installer, then reinstall as many times as you need.

An image is a brute force operation. It copies everything from one disk and restores everything into the destination. Certainly it will work, at the price of overwriting everything else.
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16 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7

Some background--

I have the Quicken '03 CD. When you (used to) install and run the menu Update post install, regardless of what financial boxes you checked off an initial patch was automatically downloaded and installed. Then, several days later or after several program open/close a second automatic patch was installed.

Intuit stopped supporting the product a year or two ago and disconnected their update servers. I confirmed this by doing a test install on my machine, running update resulting in a broken connection and 'no server found'.

So I thought that reinstalling on the quasi functioning machine, my wife's desktop, would result in a potentially problematic condition--no patches.

This morning I copied all the folders and files from the functioning install, her laptop, and pasted same to my test install. I then checked the version. It was R1. Which didn't seem correct if there had been 2 patches installed on her laptop.

I checked her laptop and it too was R1. Since the laptop is only ~2 years old it was possible, although highly unlikely, that it too didn't patch and I had let her use it--not the way I do things. So I checked her 'quasi' install (quasi because the print function is now corrupted) and sure enough it too was R1. There's no way that that machine hadn't fully updated automatically at the time of install.

So the elephant in the room--how could all three machines show R1 when at least one of the three assuredly automatically patched twice post CD install.
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16 Jan 2016   #4

Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers)

Here is a working download link for Quicken 2003 for Windows
scroll down. Perhaps this version will work on the pc with the problem. It might be more up to date than the version on the CD.
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17 Jan 2016   #5

Windows 7

Take a look at this link (I've pasted some highlights here too. It appears that Quicken has what they're calling an intermedidate version that you could use before jumping from '03 to '04. I'm thinking this is what I'll first try in an effort to not break her '03 linked checking transactions.

If you're using Quicken 98 - 2003, you'll only need to convert it once -- use Quicken 2004 for Windows as an intermediate -- before converting to the version of Quicken you'll end up using.

But. . . for the folks using our really old versions and for those data files that are being stubborn, you can take even smaller steps in-between before you convert to Quicken 2004. Here are a handful to use.
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17 Jan 2016   #6

Windows 7

Disregard my previous post. The intermediate version they're referring to is 2004. Plus, your link is the same as mine. I downloaded the 2003 copy and it is R3 whereas ours is R1. Good work.

I'll now try their intermediate data convert suggestion of 2004 and then a current version to see if the links are still broken.

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