Downloading updates as a file for later installation

Can updates be downloaded as a file, and then later used to update Quicken?
I use Quicken on my desktop and only have dialup service at home (56kps). My connecting speed is so slow, the updates frequently timeout. If I'm really lucky, it takes hours to download the update.
I would like to download updates as a file on my cellphone, transfer the file from my phone to the desktop via USB cable, and finally install the update.
Can this be done and how?

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  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I successfully downloaded the latest mondo patch to my phone and had no problem moving it to my computer.  Since I have the latest update I didn't try to install the patch, but I'd think it should work OK.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Thank you.
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a mondo patch?
    I was trying to download update 36.xx, is that the same thing?
    How do I do it and where do I find it?
    Thank you again.
    Mondo just means large.  There use to be the "regular" patch and the "Mondo" patch, these days there is only the Mondo patch.

    The difference between them besides the possibility of one being larger than the other is that with the regular patch it would look at the version number of the files currently installed and not overwrite them if they are the same or newer than the one in the patch.  With the Mondo patch it overwrites all the files it has no matter what the version of the current file is.  This allows for fixing problems where the currently installed file is corrupted.  It also allows to some degree to install an older patch to take the install area back to what was in an earlier version.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Tom Young said:
    Thanks I missed the fact that the URL to the patches was never posted.
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Answers

  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    I successfully downloaded the latest mondo patch to my phone and had no problem moving it to my computer.  Since I have the latest update I didn't try to install the patch, but I'd think it should work OK.
  • Thank you.
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a mondo patch?
    I was trying to download update 36.xx, is that the same thing?
    How do I do it and where do I find it?
    Thank you again.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Thank you.
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a mondo patch?
    I was trying to download update 36.xx, is that the same thing?
    How do I do it and where do I find it?
    Thank you again.
    Mondo just means large.  There use to be the "regular" patch and the "Mondo" patch, these days there is only the Mondo patch.

    The difference between them besides the possibility of one being larger than the other is that with the regular patch it would look at the version number of the files currently installed and not overwrite them if they are the same or newer than the one in the patch.  With the Mondo patch it overwrites all the files it has no matter what the version of the current file is.  This allows for fixing problems where the currently installed file is corrupted.  It also allows to some degree to install an older patch to take the install area back to what was in an earlier version.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Tom Young said:
    Thanks I missed the fact that the URL to the patches was never posted.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • Thank you Tom and Chris.