Wednesday, February 09, 2011 9:06 PMI have been using Microsoft Money 2002 Basic on my 2002 Dell computer. I have a new Gateway computer with Windows 7 and have installed Microsoft Home and Student 2010. Can I install my original 2002 disc on my computer and still access the data I transferred to my new computer? If not, if I download the Money Plus Sunset Deluxe, will I still be able to use my existing Money 2002 data? I have not taken any steps yet because I don't have a clue where to start.
- Edited by salsabetty Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:41 AM
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:42 PMModerator
You should be able to install Money 2002 onto Windows 7.
Be sure that your Money (*.mny) and backup (*.mbf) files are copied
to a spot that you will have full privileges to, such as Documents.
If they are in a place like ProgramFiles, Windows 7 will create an
impermanent copy of the file for the user to use, unless the user
explicitly right-clicks at launch and choose RunAsAdministrator
Alternatively, you could install Money Plus Sunset Deluxe if you
are using a US version of Money.
Since you would be upgrading from US version Money 2004 or before
to Money Plus Sunset, see
Those have links to an intermediate trial version that may be required
to do the upgrade.
After you open your Money file on your new setup, whatever version,
change the location to which Money backs up to a location that
exists on the new computer -- typically your Documents folder or a
sub-folder in Documents.
- Edited by Cal LearnerModerator Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:49 AM Adjusted to edited question