quicken premier 2018

Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
edited December 2018 in Before you Buy
I'm thinking of upgrading from 2017. Quicken Premier 2018 with a 2 year membership is available for sale, new in box. If I buy this can I use it for two years? Or must I buy a Quicken Premier 2019 with a 1 year membership? If Quicken no longer uses yearly versions, will I be buying essentially the same thing but for 2 different service time lengths?
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  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Stop!!! It is no longer Quicken Premier 2018 but Quicken Premier 2019.

    Also the CD, can only be used one time. The Activation Code, can only be used once.

    Just get the Download, unless you get a very good price for the CD, that can be used one time.

    To reinstall or install on a second computer, you need to download from your My  Account at:  https://www.quicken.com/.

    Right now, Quicken is on sale for. Quicken Premier for a 2 yr Membership is $149.98 at Quicken.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...

    Amazon has 1 Yr plus 2 months for $79.99

    For 2017, Support ends April 30, 2020.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-discontinuation-policy?priorityCode=1348800000


    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R19.44 & Quicken 2017 HBRP R19.1
  • Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
    edited December 2018

    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Stop!!! It is no longer Quicken Premier 2018 but Quicken Premier 2019.

    Also the CD, can only be used one time. The Activation Code, can only be used once.

    Just get the Download, unless you get a very good price for the CD, that can be used one time.

    To reinstall or install on a second computer, you need to download from your My  Account at:  https://www.quicken.com/.

    Right now, Quicken is on sale for. Quicken Premier for a 2 yr Membership is $149.98 at Quicken.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...

    Amazon has 1 Yr plus 2 months for $79.99

    For 2017, Support ends April 30, 2020.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-discontinuation-policy?priorityCode=1348800000


    Thank you for responding.  
    The years are on the boxes:
    2018 -- https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-2018-Membership-Windows/product-reviews/B077LQRWWC/ref=cm_cr_...
    2019 -- https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...
  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Stop!!! It is no longer Quicken Premier 2018 but Quicken Premier 2019.

    Also the CD, can only be used one time. The Activation Code, can only be used once.

    Just get the Download, unless you get a very good price for the CD, that can be used one time.

    To reinstall or install on a second computer, you need to download from your My  Account at:  https://www.quicken.com/.

    Right now, Quicken is on sale for. Quicken Premier for a 2 yr Membership is $149.98 at Quicken.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...

    Amazon has 1 Yr plus 2 months for $79.99

    For 2017, Support ends April 30, 2020.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-discontinuation-policy?priorityCode=1348800000


    Under the new subscription model, Q2018 will automatically, upon installation, update itself to Q2019.

    Anyone still selling 2018 simply doesn't know their product.

    And, 2019 will (probably in the fall of 2019) automatically update itself to Q2020.

    ALSO NOTE, that if you buy from Quicken itself, your subscription period begins on the PURCHASE date ... whereas if you buy from Amazon, eBay, WalMart, etc, your subscription period begins on INSTALL date.

    So, shop around, and simply look for the best price per month.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor"
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.

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  • Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
    edited December 2018

    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Stop!!! It is no longer Quicken Premier 2018 but Quicken Premier 2019.

    Also the CD, can only be used one time. The Activation Code, can only be used once.

    Just get the Download, unless you get a very good price for the CD, that can be used one time.

    To reinstall or install on a second computer, you need to download from your My  Account at:  https://www.quicken.com/.

    Right now, Quicken is on sale for. Quicken Premier for a 2 yr Membership is $149.98 at Quicken.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...

    Amazon has 1 Yr plus 2 months for $79.99

    For 2017, Support ends April 30, 2020.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-discontinuation-policy?priorityCode=1348800000


    Thanks!
  • Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    Thanks! Those new "2018" with 2-year subscriptions are a good buy then. 
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Stop!!! It is no longer Quicken Premier 2018 but Quicken Premier 2019.

    Also the CD, can only be used one time. The Activation Code, can only be used once.

    Just get the Download, unless you get a very good price for the CD, that can be used one time.

    To reinstall or install on a second computer, you need to download from your My  Account at:  https://www.quicken.com/.

    Right now, Quicken is on sale for. Quicken Premier for a 2 yr Membership is $149.98 at Quicken.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...

    Amazon has 1 Yr plus 2 months for $79.99

    For 2017, Support ends April 30, 2020.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-discontinuation-policy?priorityCode=1348800000


    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Your first link, is not being sold by Amazon.com, but by a third-party.

    Second link: Is the one I referenced above. Sold by Amazon.com

    Buy the Download, instead of the Box. Same price.

    Reference this for installing your new Quicken product:   https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/reinstalling-quicken-2018-for-windows?rfm=1&...

    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R19.44 & Quicken 2017 HBRP R19.1
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    :-D

    If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.

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  • Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
    edited December 2018

    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    Stop!!! It is no longer Quicken Premier 2018 but Quicken Premier 2019.

    Also the CD, can only be used one time. The Activation Code, can only be used once.

    Just get the Download, unless you get a very good price for the CD, that can be used one time.

    To reinstall or install on a second computer, you need to download from your My  Account at:  https://www.quicken.com/.

    Right now, Quicken is on sale for. Quicken Premier for a 2 yr Membership is $149.98 at Quicken.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Premier-Personal-Software-Exclusive/dp/B07HBYLPLT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=...

    Amazon has 1 Yr plus 2 months for $79.99

    For 2017, Support ends April 30, 2020.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-discontinuation-policy?priorityCode=1348800000


    Thank you, but I want to try the third party option, new in box. It sounds like the better deal if it works as expected.
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    Hi @
    smayer97

    The Activation Code does indeed expire.

    The Activation Code expires two years after they are printed, not from when you purchased the product.





    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R19.44 & Quicken 2017 HBRP R19.1
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    AFAIK There has been no info pointing to the expiration of activation codes.

    If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.

    (Canadian  user since '92, STILL using QM2007)

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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    One of those considerations is that if you ever let your subscription expire, Quicken will consume about 25% of your screen real-estate for advertising. If you dislike this business decision, you can add your VOTE to (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.

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  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.
    I think that is more of perception from a person following a forum where people report all their problems, than from a person that is actually using the software on a daily basis.

    Right now I would pretty much call it a wash between Quicken 2017 and the subscription version of Quicken.

    I will agree that they introduced a lot of changes/bugs in the recent past (some of which were also put into Quicken 2017 and not necessarily fixed there, but fixed in the subscription version)

    They have also fixed most of those problems, along with some old bugs.

    So it probably really depends on the exact features you are using which is "best" for you.

    But of course nothing really jumps out at me as "got have it feature" in the subscription version.
  • Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    I was interested in upgrading earlier for Quicken on the web features. 
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    That's actually a feature that I personally would hold off on.  Too many reports with people having problems with having it mess up data files.  I have tested it, and haven't really run into any major problems myself, but at this point I still don't like the odds.
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    Hi @ Connie Walsh Brown ,

    While Quicken on the Web is interesting, it is still in its infancy and may have bugs. Just keep your Quicken Data File on the Desktop, up to date and do Manual Backups regularly. Don't rely on Automatic Backups.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R19.44 & Quicken 2017 HBRP R19.1
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    QPW if there was any key new features to outweigh the wave after wave of new issues, I might consider updating. But even with the free copy of Q2018/Q2019 I can get, it's not worth wading through the constant stream of issues.


    Seriously there are way too many reports of data loss to even consider the risk.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • Connie BrownConnie Brown Member
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    This is all good information. Thanks for the warning to hold off updating for now until some growing pains are resolved.

    I've worked in the software world (as a tester and trainer, not a programmer), so I realize that bugs in the process of being reported and fixed are a fact of life with any iteration of code.... 

    Responses have helped me realize that there are things to consider about when to upgrade.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    Seriously there are way too many reports of data loss to even consider the risk.
    From what I have seen the "larger amount of data loss" is due to sync with Quicken Cloud, and it staying on Quicken 2017 doesn't "improve the odds".

    As I said above I don't use it, and I also have never seen any data loss, which has to be true for thousands of Quicken users or we would see even more comments on here.

    Just look at how many posts you get is the downloading of transactions is cut off on one of the major banks.
  • lambda379lambda379 Member
    edited December 2018
    My advice .... don't do it!  Quicken 2018/2019 has many, many issue that they don't address.  Upgrading on my part was a huge mistake.  Stick with Quicken 2017.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    Connie Walsh Brown something you said got me thinking.

    I was interested in upgrading earlier for Quicken on the web features.
    As far as I knew this feature wasn't restricted to the subscription version of Quicken.

    But just to make sure I just tested it.  I installed Quicken 2017 on my test machine and created a new data file, and account, and synced that account to the Quicken Cloud account.

    And sure enough it shows up on Quicken Web.

    Quicken Desktop never really syncs with "Quicken Web".  Quicken Web is just another "GUI" for the Quicken Cloud account data file.  Just like the "Quicken Mobile app" is a "GUI" for it too.

    Quicken Desktop syncs with the Quicken Cloud account server.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    I want to say one thing on syncing the Quicken Cloud.  I'm a "poor test case" for it.
    Not only don't I use it with my real data file, I don't actually have any use for it.  As such I won't use it in the way a typical user would use it.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    mshiggins said:

    There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from Q2017 to Q2018 or Q2019 at this time. In fact, there are a number of reasons to stay on Q2017.



    First, the online services for Q2017 are good through April 2020. Second, there are a lot of issues with the subscription 2018/2019 - and more issues seem to occur with each monthly release.



    If Q2017 is working well for you, I would hold off upgrading until much closer to April 2020.

    I was thinking that maybe you might be tempted to try out Quicken Web (which BTW is actually pretty nice, better than the mobile app).

    And as such you might think of copying your data file and then connecting syncing that data file.

    Don't do it.  There is an unique Id in each Quicken data file, and that is what they are using to tell data files apart when doing the sync.  Any copies of that data file, no matter how you do it will have the same unique Id, and as such it can't tell them apart.

    If you want to try it out, create a new data file, and sync that one.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    lambda379 said:

    My advice .... don't do it!  Quicken 2018/2019 has many, many issue that they don't address.  Upgrading on my part was a huge mistake.  Stick with Quicken 2017.

    lambda379 if it was a huge mistake why don't you just go back to your old version?  The data file is compatible with Quicken 2016 and 2017.

    And I would also be interested if you could state which bugs you are referring to.

    mshiggins same for you.

    As far as I have seen over the years I been on this forum the current version is always "the worst version", and the "great version" is the one they were using, which BTW was the "worst version" the year before.

    You guys might be perfectly correct in your statements and it is just that I'm not using those features that you find so bad, but "anonymous bugs" are always easy to complain about because no one can dispute them.
  • lambda379lambda379 Member
    edited December 2018
    lambda379 said:

    My advice .... don't do it!  Quicken 2018/2019 has many, many issue that they don't address.  Upgrading on my part was a huge mistake.  Stick with Quicken 2017.

    I'll start with my first two annoying bugs. 1. Every 3 or 4 days the program crashes completely after loading. 2.  When it doesn't crash .... for the past 5 days the same transactions are downloaded.  I end up reconciling the same transactions over and over.  There is at least one transaction that is completely bogus.  
  • splashersplasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)



    thecreator - QKN 2017 & 2019 Windows

    Please cite your authoritative source for this statement:
    The Activation Code does indeed expire.
    I have never seen any statement by a Quicken employee so stating and the subscription policy has not been in effect long enough for a user to have reported it as a problem.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  QW2016, 2017 & Subscription  -  Win7/Win10
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  • Quicken KathrynQuicken Kathryn Administrator ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    Hello All,
    Just to confirm, activation codes DO expire 24 months after they are printed.  I'm working to get all of this information explicitly added to an FAQ to make this clearer for everyone--

    Thanks,
    Quicken Kathryn
    Quicken Kathryn
    Community Administrator
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    It does NOT matter what "year" of the subscription you buy. An activation code currently does NOT expire. ANY activation code is good for the entire period form the date the activation code is applied. Period. If you bought a 2 year today but did not apply it until next year, the 2 years would start from the date you apply it. AND you always get the most up-to-date version once you install; any updates are automatically available.

    If you already had a subscription, any new code would simply extend the expiration date by the period of the activation code, in this case 2 years. 

    And finally, if you had a subscription that expired, after 30 days, your membership is treated like a new one. So your expiry date again would simply be 2 years beyond the day you apply it.

    SO, if you find a better deal on a "2018" subscription than any deals for the "2019" subscription, go for it. (As NotACPA points out, it is the SAME subscription, just old packaging).

    Also, once you activate your subscription, your version will be recorded in your Quicken.com account so that if you ever need to re-install it or install it on another computer, you can simply get it from your account and no longer need any CD.

    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)

    Thank you Kathryn, I wasn't aware of this fact.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    lambda379 said:

    My advice .... don't do it!  Quicken 2018/2019 has many, many issue that they don't address.  Upgrading on my part was a huge mistake.  Stick with Quicken 2017.

    lambda379 Crashing isn't "normal" for any version of Quicken, but it happens in some cases for some people in every version of Quicken.

    Most crashes are highly dependent on the data file being used, and even more on exactly what a person is doing.

    Unless it can be narrowed down to what is causing the crash there really isn't much to talk about.  This is the kind of problem you should select NEW POST at the top of the page and describe as much as possible to start to troubleshoot it.  One of the first steps would be to see if you can reproduce the problem in a new data file.  If you can that means you have found a bug that is "the program" oppose to a problem in the the data file, or a "configuration" in the data file interacting with a problem with the "the program".
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