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Updating Q2016 to Q2019 - any issues.... [EDIT Topic]

kjbennionkjbennion Member
I'm going to update my 2016 version of quicken and would like to know if I need help doing this? What are the obstacle's to watch for? Do I need to do all years in sequence or do I just use the newest version?


  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can jump directly from QW2016 to QW Subscription.
    Before installing the subscription product:
    1. Accept all downloaded transactions into your accounts
    2. Validate your Q data file (just to make sure that it's as clean as possible)
    3. Take a backup.  The install process will also create a backup ... but again this is for safety.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Greg_the_GeekGreg_the_Geek SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can just pay for a subscription to Quicken, download, install and update to the latest version and then open your existing Quicken data file. The installation program should remove the 2016 version but if it fails, you can use QCleanUI to remove it.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • kjbennionkjbennion Member
    The last time I tried this, was 2018 and it was a mess! They wanted passwords that we tried to put in and didn’t work so we went through the new password program and it still didn’t take the new password so then we called them on the phone and got eternal hold. If I run into any of those problems, do you have any better suggestions before I start that I could do ahead of time to insure a clean install?

  • Greg_the_GeekGreg_the_Geek SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just make sure you know your Quicken ID/password for quicken.com.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • ps56kps56k SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2019
    Just make sure you know your Quicken ID/password for quicken.com.
    Yup - just make sure you can log into the Quicken online website...
    Are you going to purchase a download directly from Quicken,
    or look around for a retail deal.....
    Are you looking for a download + install...
    or - a physical CD + install

    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
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