Installing , Reinstalling and Upgrading to Windows Quicken 2017 Versions - Procedural Adjustment &

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edited March 2021 in FAQ'S (Windows)
Quicken states to allow the new version of Quicken to remove the old version. There are bugs in the old version, which have not been fixed and I like to uninstall Quicken completely then install / reinstall Quicken and this is what I do to install Quicken, successfully.

 Due to changes from Quicken 2016 to Quicken 2017, the process in upgrading from one version to another version, is going to be a lot trickier, because of the removal of the Intuit User ID for the File Password.

             Ideally, I / Quicken should inform Users, when opting in to using the newest version of Quicken 2017, two things must be done, before you can upgrade. If the User is using the Intuit User ID for the Vault, the User needs to change the Vault Password to a Custom Password. But before making the change, the User needs to print out or print to a PDF File, the Vault Passwords, because the changes, may erase the passwords stored in the Vault.

             After printing out the passwords, change your Vault Password from the Intuit User ID Password to a Custom Password.

             Next, you need to change or temporarily remove the File Password from the Quicken Data File.

Next do a Manual Backup your Quicken Data File. (If you can.)

Open Quicken. Go to File > Backup and Restore > Backup
your Quicken Data File(s) before starting.

Use your Browser of choice.

Create a New Folder on the Desktop or Create a new Briefcase Folder on the Desktop and rename the Folder, New Briefcase, which can be done in Windows 10, too.

Once you have done that, start your Browser and change the location of the downloads to the New Briefcase. Saves you the trouble of having to tell where to Save the Downloads to and makes the downloads, easier to find, right on the Desktop..

If you purchased from, browse to Once the Website loads, hover your Mouse over Sign In and then click My Account.

On the Next page, fill in your information, used to buy the product, or Create a New Account, if you did not download the program.

If you purchased the product and want to download the program, you need to Sign into the correct Account, you created. Once signed in, on the left side of the screen click on Downloads & Unlocks. Then across from the name of the product you purchased, click on Blue Arrow Download, to start the Download.

Once it is finished downloading, click to Close the Browser, when done using the Browser..

Close Quicken. Do not uninstall it.

Re-open your Browser and click on the link below for downloading QCleanUI.exe

Download QcleanUI.exe from this link:

Scroll down and see QCleanUI listed under Step 1:. Left-click on QCleanUI.exe to start the Download and click Save. Left-click on MSIClean.exe to start the Download and click Save.
Create a new sub-folder of Briefcase and name it QClean. Move both QCleanUI.exe and MSIClean.exe into QClean. Now simply open QClean. Right-click on QCleanUI.exe  and left-click Run as administrator. Choose to Clean All Versions. Do not use Programs and Features to uninstall your Quicken Program.

Use Programs and Features to remove iSeek AnswerWorks English Runtime, which Quicken installs.

Optional to restart the computer, but not necessary. After the computer restarts, use Explorer to delete / no need to rename the following folders: (Except if you also have other Intuit Products installed, expand those folders and delete the Quicken folders, only.)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Quicken

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AnswerWorks 5.0

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit

If 32-bit operating system:
C:\Program Files\Quicken

C:\Program Files\Common Files\AnswerWorks 5.0

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Quicken


C:\Users\User ID\AppData\Roaming\Quicken

C:\Users\User ID\AppData\Local\Quicken_Inc

Empty the following folders, with the exception of Files in use:

C:\Users\User ID\AppData\Local\Temp


Optional to Run Disk Cleanup and Restart the computer.

I elect to use CCleaner Free from:

When I install CCleaner, it usually comes with the option to install other programs. I uncheck those programs and don't install them.

Once Ccleaner Free is installed, I run the Cleaner portion once and then I switch to the Registry portion. I click Scan for Issues. When finished scanning, I click Fix selected Issues. You do have the option of backing up the changes. I don't because I also use Acronis True Image ( ) and restore the operating system, if there is a problem. I run the Registry portion twice for No Issues or Errors.

Don't download the Installer again if you already have it.

Right-click on the Program Installer and click Run as administrator.

After it unpacks itself, click Let's go. Now click Install.

If Windows 10, click Done to Launch Quicken.

Dot Restore a data file I've backed up to a CD, to a disk, or online
Click Get Started.

Browse to where you have backed up to.
When selected, click Restore Backup.
Next "Choose a location to save your restored file to" by browsing to that folder to use. Click Save and confirm to overwrite the file. Click Yes.
Now click Restore Backup.

Sign in again.
Enter your password and click Sign in.

Select to have the Security Code Emailed to do.

Paste the Code in and click Submit.

Choose to Use Mobile or Don't use mobile.

Click Next, then click Done.

Now click Restore Down (Double Boxes at the top right-side of the screen.

Drag the Quicken Window to where you like it and use the Mouse to re-size the Window to your liking. Check Preferences to your liking.

Close and re-open Quicken, before using.

You do not need to use the Mondo Patch after installing the program and if you do, then you have a problem with your Windows User Account.

Open your browser to download the Mondo Patch.

For Quicken 2017 Flavors, go to:

Download and save the latest Mondo Patch. Once downloaded, highlight the file and Right-click on the file and click Run as administrator to install it, if you need the Mondo Patch at any point.

thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R53.16 USA

Windows 10 Pro 32-Bit Build 19045.3693
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