Home & Business vs Starter and Deluxe

We have used Quicken Home & Business for a few years but only used it for bank accounts and credit cards, not business. We are looking to upgrade from the 2017 version. Can we open our datafile from Home & Business in the Starter or Deluxe version?


  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, though I would suggest the Deluxe version since Starter becomes Read Only if your subscription expires and doesn't support investment accounts. Shop around a 3rd party retailers for a better price.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Also note that Starter doesn't support investments, of any kind.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    The lack of supporting investment accounts is actually well documented on the "Compare" table on quicken.com.
    What isn't well documented is all the other restrictions, like no tags in reports, no annual budget, not asset/loan accounts, no way to turn off tabs, no customizing of the Home tab, no tax planner, no savings goals, no Lifetime Planner, ...

    The list goes on and on.

    The only people that should be considering "Starter" are in fact just that someone just starting out and only has a checking and savings account.
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/