Want to downgrade from Premier to Deluxe

I have Quicken Windows 2017 PREMIER. I want to upgrade to the newest Quicken version but downgrade to DELUXE. I don't use any of the automatic download features for banking or investment accounts. I enter everything manually. As far as I can tell, my current Premier file should work fine in Deluxe. I just want to make sure that my investment accounts will still be editable and I can do manual entries like I do now. Will this work for sure? Are there any other gottchas downgrading from Premier to Deluxe that I should know about? Thx.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Since you are currently using 2017, you aren't using any of the extra features that would have a fee in Deluxe (bill Pay and Check Pay), so downgrading to Deluxe will not cause any issues.  There are some of the extra investment reports and what-if features that are not in Deluxe, but all of the basics, including investment accounts will work.
    You need to be aware if you let the subscription expire, there is a loss of some screenspace to some nagging to renew.  See this thread: Expiration-Banner
    Here is a screenshot of an expired subscription:
    NOTE: The Quicken window is 1/4 normal size, so the lost screen space is out of proportion but it was done to make the image viewable, but it shows you what will be there.

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I would advise against upgrading to the Subscription since given your use case I don't see anything it will really provide you over what you already have in Quicken 2017.
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    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/

Answers

  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Since you are currently using 2017, you aren't using any of the extra features that would have a fee in Deluxe (bill Pay and Check Pay), so downgrading to Deluxe will not cause any issues.  There are some of the extra investment reports and what-if features that are not in Deluxe, but all of the basics, including investment accounts will work.
    You need to be aware if you let the subscription expire, there is a loss of some screenspace to some nagging to renew.  See this thread: Expiration-Banner
    Here is a screenshot of an expired subscription:
    NOTE: The Quicken window is 1/4 normal size, so the lost screen space is out of proportion but it was done to make the image viewable, but it shows you what will be there.

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    I would advise against upgrading to the Subscription since given your use case I don't see anything it will really provide you over what you already have in Quicken 2017.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • smarty2021
    smarty2021 Member
    Thanks to both of you for your quick response. Never expected an answer so quickly! I'll think more about the choice to upgrade.
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