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Can I install Microsoft Money 2002 on computer with Windows 7 and Microsoft Home & Student 2010? RRS feed

  • Question

  •  I 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 9, 2011 9:06 PM

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  • 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
    that time.

    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
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919524/en-us or
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913108
    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.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 11:42 PM
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