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Question about a BACK UP DISC

BrittBritt Member
edited February 15 in Before you Buy
Do I need to order a add on BACK UP DISC? What is the main function of this Disc and what is on it? Can I not back up my records to my on computer or a external hard drive? What is the difference of having a Backup Disc or not? Who has one who does not and who has had one and does not now that can advise me if I need to purchase this add on please? Thank you very much in advance.
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  • Ps56k2Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15 Accepted Answer
    When you purchase Quicken - for download -
    you can optionally request a CD that has the Quicken installation program.
    You can always just log into your Quicken.com account
    and download the same thing.
    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10

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  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    What sort of "Back up disc" are you talking about?  One to re-install Q? 
    Or one to backup your Q data onto (which doesn't require any special disk).  I backup onto a USB drive
    If you're talking about a disk to re-install (it sounds like you initially downloaded Q), you can easily just copy the downloaded install file to a USB, or burn it to your own CD.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • BrittBritt Member
    Thank you, I was wondering if I should purchase the ADD ON Disc Back up with the purchase of my quicken program, and what exactly was it for.
  • Ps56k2Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15 Accepted Answer
    When you purchase Quicken - for download -
    you can optionally request a CD that has the Quicken installation program.
    You can always just log into your Quicken.com account
    and download the same thing.
    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • BrittBritt Member
    Thank you
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Britt said:
    Thank you, I was wondering if I should purchase the ADD ON Disc Back up with the purchase of my quicken program, and what exactly was it for.
    Where are you buying Quicken from? There is no add-on backup disc unless you are buying from some place that wants more of your money. Maybe buy elsewhere.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • BrittBritt Member
    From the actual Quicken.com original site, where I sent the question to this forum through. If one is not yet a Quicken customer, and I have not been since the updated pay per year, there is a reduced price offer through today and a box to check for 4.99 if you want to add on a Quicken back up Disc. I did not know if it was really needed or not or if the same thing could be done personally through my own options. Or if it was best to get their back up CD. It is not shown offered if one already has Quicken installed as I do now after purchase.
  • Chris_QPWChris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    I guess even today some people feel that they need CD in hand.  Of course you can always just save the install file on any media that you like, and get it from either logging into your account or this link:
    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-download-quicken-quickencom-after-i-buy-it

    Now that the subscription controls using the program, they have no reason to "hide" the install program.
    (I'm using the latest Quicken subscription version)
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Britt said:
    From the actual Quicken.com original site, where I sent the question to this forum through. If one is not yet a Quicken customer, and I have not been since the updated pay per year, there is a reduced price offer through today and a box to check for 4.99 if you want to add on a Quicken back up Disc. I did not know if it was really needed or not or if the same thing could be done personally through my own options. Or if it was best to get their back up CD. It is not shown offered if one already has Quicken installed as I do now after purchase.
    Hi @Britt ,

    See this procedure if you ever need to reinstall:  https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7844658/installing-reinstalling-windows-quicken-subscription-editions

    I know from experience, that the CD that comes with Quicken Retail from a store other than Quicken, the CD turns to a brick. It can't be reused to install Quicken,


    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R31.20  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21322.1000
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.804

    Note: Product What's New in Quicken is grayed out.. Also Year is stuck on 2020 and Copyright Date is stuck 2018 in About Quicken.

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

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