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  • We have had 1999 Standard Edition since 1999.  Need to understand how to purchase a newer compatible version in order to transfer financial information for the last 16 years.  Which version is recommended for a Windows 7 XP workstation

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:35 AM

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  • People here have reported that Money 99 runs fine on 32-bit Windows XP and Windows 7 and they prefer it to newer versions.  However, newer versions do offer features that many consider to be improvements and you must convert to a newer version if you are changing to 64-bit windows.

    If you want to update to a newer version, have a look at the second "sticky" post in this forum:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/479281b2-90f9-42ca-85f7-644fc6e1e5c3/download-microsoft-money-installation-files-solve-activation-and-some-other-errors?forum=money

    to download and install the version of Money that is correct for your region.  As described in that post, you may need to do an intermediate conversion step using Money 2005 because your current version of Money is older than Money 2003.

    As always, make sure that you have good backups of you money file and, if you decide to upgrade, be sure to keep a copy of the downloaded file so that you can re-install in the future if necessary.  If you are in the US and convert to Money Plus Deluxe Sunset you should also apply the patch that is described in the first "sticky" post in this forum:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d28d6921-1f01-430f-b33e-f5a3ec47077b/money-plus-bug-and-solution-mnyob99dll?forum=money

    Post back if you need additional assistance.


    Bill Becker

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:17 AM
  • Money 99 Personal and Business runs fine on both my Win 7 64-bit desktop and my Win 8 64-bit laptop.

    Neither program in the second sticky post will not convert my Money 99 mny file.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:14 AM
  • Barry,

    Thanks for the correction on Money and 64-bit Windows.

    Cal,

    It appears from Barry-Schwartz's experience that early versions of Money will run on 64-bit Windows, contrary to what is stated in this "sticky" post:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/479281b2-90f9-42ca-85f7-644fc6e1e5c3/download-microsoft-money-installation-files-solve-activation-and-some-other-errors?forum=money

    Can you correct that?


    Bill Becker

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:03 PM
  • Which words do you think I should change?
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:37 PM
    Moderator
  • I suggest that this: 

    Old Money versions will run only under 32-bit Windows

    Old versions (Money 2000 and earlier) include 16-bit code so can run only under 32-bit Windows (XP, Vista, 7 and 8).

    There are continuing changes to the way Windows works. There is no certainty that newer 32-bit Windows will continue to run Money well or at all.

    Should be changed to:

    All Money versions will run under 32-bit Windows

    There are continuing changes to the way Windows works. There is no certainty that newer 32-bit Windows will continue to run Money well or at all.


    Bill Becker

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:36 PM
  • Thanks. Good correction.  I made some changes, but I left it that some people run older versions on 64-bit, it is uncertain that that will work in all cases.
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:09 PM
    Moderator
  • Money 2000 Standard International (msmoney.exe version 8.0.14.1015) runs successfully on Windows 7 64bit OS (version.dll version 6.1.7600.16385) ~ so I can only conclude that it does NOT contain any 16 bit code. 

    Teabag

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:46 PM
  • Money 2000 Standard International (msmoney.exe version 8.0.14.1015) runs successfully on Windows 7 64bit OS (version.dll version 6.1.7600.16385) ~ so I can only conclude that it does NOT contain any 16 bit code. 

    Teabag

    Suppose the features that you use don't use problem code, but some other features might. Money has a lot of features important to some, but are not used by others. For example, suppose you don't use a password on your file but the passwording used some code that causes a problem.  It is great to hear that it works for you and maybe most others.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:03 PM
    Moderator
  • Who knows what features in the earliest versions of Money were built with 16 bit code ?

    I probably use every feature in Money 2000 except: 'Business Centre', 'Cheque printing' & (since 2013-08-16) 'Online share price updates'. 

    Having noticed that a large number of the posts on this forum concern 'access problems', Microsoft Passport etc, I am very glad I never used it or Money's own password protection ~ a quite separate general purpose encryption program (CryptoMite v3.0.0.1) has served me well enough.

    Teabag 

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:22 PM