Upgrade from QW 2015 to subscription

Chuckey
Chuckey Member
Do I first want to backup my various data files and then uninstall QW 2015 before installing 2022/subscription? I don't want to leave any trash out there. I'm on Win 7 but will be moving to Win 10 in a month or two so will need to reinstall there.

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    A backup never hurts, and you can never have too many.
    You don't need to remove Q2015, because the install of Q subscription will do that for you.
    When you get the Win10  machine:
    • Simply take another backup on Win 7,
    • Install Q on Win 10 (make sure to update to the current release ... the Install should do this)
    • RESTORE that most recent backup into Q on Win10
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    A backup never hurts, and you can never have too many.
    You don't need to remove Q2015, because the install of Q subscription will do that for you.
    When you get the Win10  machine:
    • Simply take another backup on Win 7,
    • Install Q on Win 10 (make sure to update to the current release ... the Install should do this)
    • RESTORE that most recent backup into Q on Win10
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Chuckey
    Chuckey Member
    Thanks - Do I understand that QW Sub does not install on Win 7?
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Chuckey said:
    Thanks - Do I understand that QW Sub does not install on Win 7?

    Correct.  Subscription Quicken (2018+) requires Win 8 or newer.

    So, my suggestion is to wait until you have the new Win10 computer to do the conversion/upgrade.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • garysmith87
    garysmith87 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Are they even selling new PC's with the old Windows 10?  Pretty sure all new PC's now come with Windows 11 as the operating system.  
  • Chuckey
    Chuckey Member
    Interesting point on Win 10 vs Win 11...

    We're a small business with an older SBS2011 server that can't talk to Win 10 workstations. I was putting a new build together and have in hand all but the OS. I was procrastinating buying OS until a new server went in which is about to finally happen. So I figured I could still find an OEM Win 10 Pro 64 bit.

    I'd rather go with Win 10, and I just looked and I found it on newegg so I guess that's going to become a rare specimen!
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dell is still selling business PC's with Windows 10 Pro. I just purchased one 3 weeks ago.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
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