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converting old data file (quicken 2000) to Quicken 2005

We recently had to purchase a new computer after our old one was attacked by a computer virus. The new computer had Quicken 2005 already pre-loaded.  I used Quicken 2000 on our old computer and a computer consultant was able to retrieve the data file.    I am trying to convert my old data file to Quicken 2005, but it is not letting me do so.  It says that I need to upgrade my data and links me to your website asking me to purchase the upgrade software.  I do not have the Quicken 2000 software anymore.  What can I do?  My computer consultant says that the upgrade software will not work because I don't have Quicken 2000 loaded on the current computer.
    > We recently had to purchase a new computer after our> old one was attacked by a computer virus. The new> computer had Quicken 2005 already pre-loaded.  I used> Quicken 2000 on our old computer and a computer> consultant was able to retrieve the data file.    I> am trying to convert my old data file to Quicken> 2005, but it is not letting me do so.  It says that I> need to upgrade my data and links me to your website> asking me to purchase the upgrade software.  I do not> have the Quicken 2000 software anymore.  What can I> do?  My computer consultant says that the upgrade> software will not work because I don't have Quicken> 2000 loaded on the current computer.Your 'pre-loaded' version of QW may be the 'New User' version. If so, this version will not open/convert data files from earlier versions of QW. The New User version is an introductory version <a teaser> - you can start from scratch only.Your computer consultant's diagnosis is not correct. A fully functional upgrade version will open/convert files from an earlier version without the earlier version installed.
      > The new computer had Quicken 2005 already pre-loaded.That's the key. The Quicken 2005 on the new machine is the new user edition, which cannot convert data files from older versions. You'll have to either locate your Quicken 2000 cd and continue using that or buy a retail copy of Quicken 2006. You could also start a new data file using the new user edition, but something tells me you won't want to do that.
        Regarding your response.  When I try to convert the file_ I get the response cannot convert old data, would you like to upgrade.  When I say yes, it links to the upgrade software. If I purchase the upgrade, will it convert my data file even if I don't have the old version installed on my computer.
          > Regarding your response.  When I try to convert the> file_ I get the response cannot convert old data,> would you like to upgrade.  When I say yes, it links> to the upgrade software. If I purchase the upgrade,> will it convert my data file even if I don't have the> old version installed on my computer.Yes - all you need are the old files. Make sure you have the complete file set. Stash a copy of the old files in a safe place just for insurance.BTW, were you able to verify that you have the New User version? In a recent thread on this same topic, the user observed reference to new user edition somewhere in the pop-up message(s).Message was edited by JM at Nov 21, 2005 10:36 AM