Trouble with old versions

I'm running Windows XP as a guest virtual machine under Virtualbox with Ubuntu 18.04 host.

I recently have tried installing the
older quicken programs I have and all of them have the same problem.
I've tried Quicken 6; Quicken 98; Quicken 2000 and Quicken 2004. I was
trying to use one of these older quicken programs because I just wanted
basic checkbook for my church's finances. I don't need or want any
online banking, etc, and quicken 6 and 98 are pretty simple to use.

of these versions have shown the same problem. When I try to input data into
the check register. Something periodically (about every 15-20 seconds)
updates/refreshes or something, deletes any unsaved typing in the entry and refocuses
on the date of the register entry.

There are no error messages and
when watching the the TaskManager under DOS it appears that quicken is
making some sort of "check" or adjustment about every 15-20 seconds.

problem hasn't occurred with any other software I've run under the
guest, nor did it ever appear when I originally used these quicken
versions under an old XP machine.

Thanks in advance for any help.


  • splashersplasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    There are multiple free checkbook programs written for Linux.  If all you need is a basic, checkbook program, why in the world would you ever run WinXP in a VM window to run an extremely old version of Quicken?
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  QW2016, 2017 & Subscription  -  Win7/Win10
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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    I recall this issue is related to spooling. Whichever way you have the spooling set, change it to the opposite setting.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
    Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • KWV63KWV63 Member
    edited January 23
    mshiggins -- Thanks -- that appears to have fixed my problem so far.  I would have never thought of that being the problem. 
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