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Quicken version 6 and a Windows 8 computer

This will sound crazy but I still have the Quicken Version 6 CD which was made for Windows 95 and 3.1.  Yes, ancient!  I have been using it for 12 years on a Windows 2000 computer.  That computer is not connected to the internet, Quicken 6 has never been upgraded.  That computer just crashed.  I have the data backed up on a flash drive.  I am going to purchase a new computer with Windows 8.  Do you think Quicken version 6 will be able to be installed and run on Windows 8?  If not, do I need to purchase Quicken Deluxe in order to install my backup data?
    Good luck.  I've heard of people getting old versions installed but not that old.  Also you will have to go though several intermediate versions to get your data converted to a newer version.  Which I don't think you will be able to install on windows 8 either so you will have to find an older computer to do the intermediate conversions.

    If you are using a version older than 2004 you might need to first convert it to an intermediate version or two . Quicken can give you an intermediate program to help you. See this…..

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    • thanks for the advice!
    If a person was able to install a given version/program on Windows 7, I expect them to be able to do it on Windows 8 too, they are very close to each other.

    There are some rules that can not be violated with "compatibilty mode" (which how you would attempt to install it if you were not using some kind of virtual OS system).

    If the program is really old it might be a "16-bit" program, or in some cases the install disk might have both a 16-bit and a 32-bit install/program on it.

    A 32-bit OS can run 16-bit and 32-bit, but can't run 64-bit programs.
    A 64-bit OS can run 32-bit and 64-bit, but can't run 16-bit programs.

    When left up to the manufactures, they usually go with the 64-bit OS, as in Windows 7/8 64-bit.

    I personally run 32-bit OSes because I do not need the extra memory space (over 4 GB) and I need to run old 16-bit programs.

    But there is one part of a "program" that has to be the same as the OS being run and that are "drivers".
    Drivers tell the OS how to access/use a given piece of hardware, and because they are so close to the OS they have to be the same as the OS, as in a 32-bit OS needs 32-bit drivers, a 64-bit OS needs 64-bit drivers.

    What has a driver that Quicken might use?  Printers, including the PDF printer.
    So these are the things that tend to break first.  And add to that people try to hang on to really old printers and such, which might not even have a new driver for...

    The second thing that tends to break is anything that tied to the version of Internet Explorer.  A lot of help systems are tied to IE, and when the version of IE changes the syntax of the language and calls it makes can change, and then you get "scripting errors", which may or may not prevent reading the help.
    • Thanks.  I'm going to give it my best shot.

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