Quicken Basic Users

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by BethR, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. BethR

    BethR <font color=red>On Thread Killer Patrol<br><font c

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    When I opened Quicken today, I got a message that said that I would need to update Quicken by April of this year in order to be able to do downloads from my credit cards, banks etc. I was expecting to see this since I am running Quicken 2005 and they do this to you every few years.

    So I went to look for the 2008 version of Quicken Basic. Guess what! It does not exist! You can only get Quicken Deluxe (which retails for $60) or above. The "Basic" version of Quicken is now a "Starter" version and will not allow you to import all of your old Quicken information. :mad:

    So I did a search for Quicken and found a place where I can download Quicken 2007 Deluxe for $14.95. So that is what I am doing now. It will keep me going for another 2 years (I hope.)

    Just thought that I would let you know...no more Quicken Basic. :(
     
  2. minnie1928

    minnie1928 WDW addict

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    Do you actually use the download function? If not, then keep using your version. I just recently upgraded my Quicken 2000 version (wish I wouldn't have though...) and they sent me that same message YEARS ago. Your software will still work, they just won't support that particular functionality. I waited for so long because I liked the version I had and to me it wasn't worth the additional expense of upgrading every few years. I mean really....how many improvements can they make to "checkbook" software! The only reason I upgraded was because I got a fabulous, supercheap deal and I figured that eventually I would have to from a system perspective. Now that I have it...I liked the old version much better.
     
  3. BethR

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    Yes I do. I have all of my bank accounts and credit cards entered into Quicken and do the downloads daily. Or I would just forget about upgrading.
     
  4. minnie1928

    minnie1928 WDW addict

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    Sorry, I think you're stuck!
     

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