Unable to update Quicken 2009. I am getting this error "Not all of the files needed to update quicken were found"

I have successfully installed the Quicken 2009 Home and Business software.  

When I try to download the latest version of Quicken 2009 H&B (i.e., upgrade to the latest patch), Help->Download Latest Version->Update Now

I get the following messages

This utility updates Quicken 2009 to a newer version

The following version of Quicken is currently installed on your computer


Quicken is currently installed in the following location


Then a dialog box titled Quicken 2009 Update Program opens up with the message "Not all of the files needed to update quicken were found"

When I click OK on this dialog box, I get a Window with the following messages

Quicken 2009 Update Utility

The update for Quicken 2009 was not completed


An error occurred while loading update plugins

Here's what I have tried to get rid of this problem.

(1) Shut down and restart my computer to resolve any update issues because of a restart
(2) Since the restart did not resolve the error, I tried re-installing Quicken 2009 after manually deleting the entire Program Files/Quicken directory tree.
(3) A restart of the computer followed by the reinstallation of Quicken 2009 and another restart still did NOT resolve my problem at all.

So I NUKED the Quicken 2009 H&B version and decided to reinstall my older Quicken 2008 Premier.

Guess what, after reinstalling Quicken 2008 Premier, I am STILL getting the same "Not all of the files needed to update quicken were found" error.  Now I am stuck with a Quicken 2008 Premier R1.  The data files are possibly from R6 (?) patch.  When I try to open my QDF file, I get a message

Cannot open file.  The QDF is from a later version of Quicken.....So unless I try and fix this issue, I am well and truly hosed.  

Please HELP!


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I manually downloaded and installed the R6 patch for Quicken 2009 H&B.


This seems to have resolved my issue of updating to the latest patch.  I am still not sure if my Quicken would allow me to automatically update my patches going forward.  Even if it doesn't, atleast I have a viable workaround.

I still wonder why I ran into this problem in the first place.  Not having understood why I encountered this problem is still a bit of a concern for me.  Who knows what kind of issues I might end up facing in the future!
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