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Microsoft Money Plus RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    About three weeks ago we had to purchase a new laptop and this one uses Window 7
    Professional.  Years ago we started using Microsoft Money and the current
    version is Money Plus.  We know that Microsoft stopped supporting this application
    in 2010 and we moved to Quicken.  Using Microsoft Money was great and we still have a
    Money file which we sometimes reference for details back prior to previous
    years (2002 to December 31, 2010).  Quicken is used for January 1, 2011 forward.

    The Money application has been installed on our laptop with Windows 7 and the
    file was transfered.  All that has been fine, but the Money Plus keeps asking for
    the application to be activated.  We have the necessary Product Key.  When it
    is entered, Money cannot do the online activation and that is not surprising.
    But, how can we get the Microsoft Money Plus fully activated?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    Bob & Ann Boland
    Operating System: Windows 7
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:01 PM

Answers

  • Money's activation server was deactivated in Jan 2011.  But you can download and install a free copy of Money Sunset which is a version of Money Plus that does not require activation.  Just enter Money Sunset into your search engine to get the download.
    • Marked as answer by Ann or Bob Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:40 AM
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:12 AM
  • See http://www.microsoft.com/money/faq.mspx for info including information on Sunset.

    To download statements and quotes into Money Plus Sunset, consider PocketSense.

     

    • Marked as answer by Ann or Bob Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:40 AM
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:58 AM
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All replies

  • Money's activation server was deactivated in Jan 2011.  But you can download and install a free copy of Money Sunset which is a version of Money Plus that does not require activation.  Just enter Money Sunset into your search engine to get the download.
    • Marked as answer by Ann or Bob Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:40 AM
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:12 AM
  • See http://www.microsoft.com/money/faq.mspx for info including information on Sunset.

    To download statements and quotes into Money Plus Sunset, consider PocketSense.

     

    • Marked as answer by Ann or Bob Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:40 AM
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Our thanks to you and to Carl Lerner!

    Microsoft Money Plus Sunset was downloaded and so far, it is working fine.  Of course, we are not using it for future finonciol records but do want to look at historical information.  Although we had read several times about Microsofts drop of the Money Plus application and were disappointed, we did not read about the Sunset application.  Maybe Microsoft will offer Money Sunrise.

    Quicken was purchased and installed.  It is okay but the company is not client oriented at all and the application is not as good as it should be.  We are no longer doing account downloads with Quicken.

    Bob or Ann

     


    Bob Boland
    Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:37 AM
  • Don't see why you wouldn't use Money Sunset for 'future records'. It's free, and will work indefinitely.

    AS

    Saturday, April 30, 2011 4:48 PM
  • Our original plan was to use Quicken as we had used Microsoft Money, but the experience with Quicken downloads was not good. MIcrosoft recommended that we use Quicken.  Plus our correspondence with Quicken personnel was not helpful often.  Here is an example:  When we downloaded some investment details, we noticed that there were some incorrect details.  The Quicken answer was that we should completely delete all transactions and re-enter them.  That was what we had done a few weeks after the conversion of our Money file and the transactions were over 8 years.  There was no way we could re-enter ALL the transactions in a reaonable amount of time.

    Let us add that we are fully retired, live in an RV and travel primarily around the USA, and cannot do much online work with all the travels.  We enjoy all the sightseeing and visiting many museums, parks, zoos, etc.

    Yes, we might go back to Money Sunset but there would be 4 months of transactions now to enter into Money Sunset.  Plus, that application might not be workable in the future on computers as Microsoft often makes changes.

    Thanks for your comments and have a nice weekend, etc.

     


    Bob Boland
    Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:50 PM
  • Sounds great! I used Quicken for a while, not including investments, and thought it was horrible. MSMoney continues to update investments in the UK and, as far as I am aware, in the US. Of course this might stop. Windows 7 continues to run programmes written for Windows 3, and all foreseeable updates will include the ability to run 'legacy' programmes.

    There are loads of free or cheap personal finance progammes and I have played with a few - they do the job, but not as well as Money. Mind you it sounds as if you're too busy having fun!

    AS

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 8:52 AM