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?


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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…..


Whatever you buy DO NOT buy the Starter Edition or Checkbook Edition. It is for new users only and will not open your prior data.

All Quicken versions prior to QW2010 stores your data in a series of files all sharing the same filename but with different extensions. Starting with Quicken 2010 they changed to having only 1 file, the .qdf file.

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