How to register Quicken 2000

I registered the product in 2000 aand have used it since.   My hard drive crashed so I had to reload quicken onto a new hard drive.   I now get messages telling me to register, but the email is not accepted.   How can I register now?

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Mick9 ........... Sorry about that.  That method I mentioned will only work on Quicken 2002 and newer.  My memory failed me, sorry...........  8-)

Kinda hard to remember way back to the old Quicken versions.  Here are a couple of things that I remember that might be of help to you..

Question ... do you have a back-up of your old hard drive before it crashed?  If so, the quicken.ini file on that hard drive has the line entry line that has the registration number/info. You can just copy the quicken.ini file from that hard drive and have it replace the quicken.ini file on you new hard drive and YES, that Quicken 2000 version on your new laptop will open / will be registered..

Can't do as above, as a work around.. You you can try going go into the quicken.ini file and edit the line entry there that dictates the number of times you are allowed to open Quicken before registering. When you go to the quicken.ini file you will see an entry there. It will probably be at 20 as that is about how many times you could use Quicken 2000 without registering before it wants registration. So, edit that number in the ini to 1. Every 20 times you or so that you open Quicken, you will have to go back into the .ini file to reset the counter. An inconvenience but a viable work around. Editing an ini is very quick and easy. I'm not sure ...I don't remember but you may be able to (I doubt it but worth a try) make that ini file read only so Quicken cannot change the counter..

By the way, ever consider upgrading to a newer version of Quicken?  Newer versions of Quicken can read your Quicken 2000 data file set.. You know that right?
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