Install Quicken to a Flash Drive?

Is it possible to install Quicken to a flash drive and then run it from that drive? If it is possible, then that would enable me to use it on more than one computer without actually having it installed on either computer.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    No, that will not work.  Windows programs rely on information stored in the Windows Registry which is on the boot drive.

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    No, that will not work.  Windows programs rely on information stored in the Windows Registry which is on the boot drive.

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Terry188
    Terry188 Member ✭✭
    Thank you. I figured that would be the case.
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Terry188 said:
    Is it possible to install Quicken to a flash drive and then run it from that drive?
    Nope - that will not work for probably ANY Windows program.
    Unlike the old DOS days, a Windows program "lives" in many places on your hard drive....
    not just the C:\Program Files\ sub-directly, but all sorts of other sub-directories and folders...
    along with multiple entries in the Windows Registry -
    HOWEVER - you can install Quicken on these other computers, and carry a backup copy of your Quicken QDF data file and use it on these other computers...(another entire discussion) -
    BUT NO - you can't just take Quicken with you on a flash drive, and walk up to any computer - pop it in - and run it

    Quicken Subscription - Windows 10
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