Relicensing Quicken 2005

Duncan Cox
Duncan Cox Member
Can you please tell me how I can relicense Quicken 2005 after reinstalling it on a new computer.

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I suspected as much. And that's why I asked specifically about the country version.
    For the US or Canadian version I can give you a backdoor bypass you can try. See below.
    For the Australian version I need you to contact Reckon at https://www.reckon.com/au/personal/ and see if they can help you.

    Bypass registration (Quicken for Windows 2014 and older, US or Canadian versions only)

    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.
    • US version: Press and hold and keep holding both the left CTRL and Shift keys while you click Tools and then One Step Update.  
    • Canadian version: Press and hold and keep holding both the left CTRL and Shift keys while you click Online and then One Step Update.
    • When the message “You will no longer be prompted for registration” appears, click OK.

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Which country version of Q 2005 is that? US, Canada, Australia or some other country?
    The answer, as always is: It depends ...
  • Duncan Cox
    Duncan Cox Member
    I am located in New Zealand. I appreciate Quicken is no longer available outside the US and Canada (for some bizarre reason), but all I'm asking for is a new activation code so I can continue using the version I've already got.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
    I suspected as much. And that's why I asked specifically about the country version.
    For the US or Canadian version I can give you a backdoor bypass you can try. See below.
    For the Australian version I need you to contact Reckon at https://www.reckon.com/au/personal/ and see if they can help you.

    Bypass registration (Quicken for Windows 2014 and older, US or Canadian versions only)

    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.
    • US version: Press and hold and keep holding both the left CTRL and Shift keys while you click Tools and then One Step Update.  
    • Canadian version: Press and hold and keep holding both the left CTRL and Shift keys while you click Online and then One Step Update.
    • When the message “You will no longer be prompted for registration” appears, click OK.

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you have the USA version,  You should at least try to convert to the 2013 version since you don’t use any online services or download transactions now.  Then it should run on newer versions of Windows.  Starting in 2014 they instituted an ID password to get into your own data. I’m staying on 2013.


    2013 should run on Newer Windows.  You can download 2013 Deluxe for free using this how to convert article.  It’s under Converting from Quicken 2004-2009.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-and-when-use-intermediate-version-convert-older-versions-quicken 

    And FYI - If your Quicken was before 2010 you should have several files making up the data.  The main data file ends in .QDF.  All Quicken versions prior to QW2010 store your data in a series of files all sharing the same filename but with different extensions like  - .QDF .IDX, .QEL, .QPH  and all 4 of those files were rolled into a single-file .QDF starting in 2010. 

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