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I bought Quicken, but I want my girlfriend to be the user.

Hi Folks, I just bought Quicken using my credit card, but I want to have my girlfriend as the registered user. How do I do that? Thanks!


  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @robbehr ,

    Where did you buy Quicken from? Do you have an existing Quicken User ID?

    See / Read this FAQ:  https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7307115/add-your-quicken-information-to-your-posts-plus-how-you-are-connected-to-the-internet

    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R32.12  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21359.1
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.928

    Note: Holding Down the Left Shift Key or Left Ctrl Key produces Window with Quicken 2019 in the Title Bar when click About Quicken,

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • robbehr
    robbehr Member
    I bought it online directly from quicken.com using a quicken user account I created today and my credit card. I'm giving it to my girlfriend as a present.
  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    @robbehr - If you had bought the program from a retailer it would be a simple matter for your girlfriend to set up her own Quicken.com account and then enter the activation code from the retail product.
    But when you order the program directly from Quicken it is automatically assigned to your Quicken.com account.  You could let her use Quicken with your Quicken ID but it might be better if you were to call Quicken (https://www.quicken.com/support#contact-support), explain your situation and what you want to accomplish.  I'm sure they will be able to offer you a solution so that she can have her own Quicken ID/Account and install the program against that.
    (QW Premier Subscription: R32.12 on Windows 10)
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    I suggest you provide your girlfriend with the Quicken ID and password you used to purchase the subscription.  You may edit the Quicken ID details (name, email address, etc. ) appropriately aft signing in at: https://www.quicken.com/my-account To install Quicken, your girlfriend should download and open: https://download.quicken.com/windows/Quicken.exe
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    To add to what Sherlock said, when you purchase directly from Quicken.com I believe that they might turn on the automatic renewal.  If that is the case it would also be connected to your credit card.  So make sure you disable that and get it disconnected from the account.
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
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