using 2011 on a new computer

chraizelg
chraizelg Member
I have been using Quicken 2011 for many years and am very happy with it. It is basic and easy, exactly what I need. I have a new computer which doesn't have any slots to use my disk to install Quicken 2011. What can I do?

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  • Chris_QPW
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    On your old computer copy all the files on that CD to a USB drive.
    Take that USB drive to the new machine and open it in File Explorer.
    Look for the setup or maybe install.exe and run it to install Quicken.
    Also so that you are patched up to the latest version for Quicken 2011 you can install the Mondo patch from here:
    http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quicken-2011-patches.html
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  • chraizelg
    chraizelg Member
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    Thanks again. It worked!

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    On your old computer copy all the files on that CD to a USB drive.
    Take that USB drive to the new machine and open it in File Explorer.
    Look for the setup or maybe install.exe and run it to install Quicken.
    Also so that you are patched up to the latest version for Quicken 2011 you can install the Mondo patch from here:
    http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quicken-2011-patches.html
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • chraizelg
    chraizelg Member
    Thanks so much will try that.
  • chraizelg
    chraizelg Member
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    Thanks again. It worked!
  • Chris_QPW
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    Your very welcome.
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  • abby902
    abby902 Member
    I'm having a similar problem moving Quicken 2011 to a new computer. When I run the Quicken install, it asks for the activation code. The box with the activation code is long gone as is the CD. Any suggestions?
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 17
    abby902 said:
    I'm having a similar problem moving Quicken 2011 to a new computer. When I run the Quicken install, it asks for the activation code. The box with the activation code is long gone as is the CD. Any suggestions?
    Retail versions of Quicken Windows 2011 US shouldn’t have an “activation code”.
    If you are using Quicken Windows 2011 US and do have an activation code maybe it was some “trial install” where they sent out CD to people in the mail.  Note if this is for a non Windows or non US version then that is completely different.

    What I would recommend for Quicken Windows 2011 US/with activation code is to update to the free Quicken 2013 Deluxe Windows US version.  You can find the install in the updating from Quicken 2004 to 2009 section in this article.
    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-and-when-use-intermediate-version-convert-older-versions-quicken

    You will also want to go to my website and get the latest Mondo patch install for Quicken 2013.
    http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quicken-2013-patches.html

    EDIT just so you know even if had the code from the box there isn’t any way it would work since the Intuit activation servers for this would have been long ago shutdown.
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  • UKR
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    I found the following in my notes. This might help put some more life into your old Q 2011

    Bypass registration (Quicken for Windows 2014 and older)

    If you get stuck on a Registration window, you can try the following to bypass registration:

    Start or restart Quicken.
    Do not start a One Step Update or any other download activity.
    Press and hold and keep holding both the left CTRL and Shift keys while you click Tools and then One Step Update.
    When the message “You will no longer be prompted for registration” appears, click OK.


  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    UKR said:
    I found the following in my notes. This might help put some more life into your old Q 2011

    Bypass registration (Quicken for Windows 2014 and older)

    If you get stuck on a Registration window, you can try the following to bypass registration:

    Start or restart Quicken.
    Do not start a One Step Update or any other download activity.
    Press and hold and keep holding both the left CTRL and Shift keys while you click Tools and then One Step Update.
    When the message “You will no longer be prompted for registration” appears, click OK.


    Note there is a difference between "registering" and requiring a "activation code" to install.
    For the cases where there is actually an "activation code" for the install in the pre-subscription versions it is impossible to install, and therefore you don't even get to the "registration window nag".  Note that some non US versions of Quicken had this.  And I believe some of those CDs that were sent out as "free with some other software" or "trial" ones had it.

    If once you get installed you get the registration nag, they what @UKR has above will allow you to permanently bypassing it, instead of just closing the registration dialog each time it comes up.
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