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11:45 am PST March 4, 2013
Which version of Quicken is compatible with Windows 8?
My new H.P. has Windows 8. Will my Quicken 2012 and all its files work in my new system?
11:47 am PST March 4, 2013
YES, Quicken 2012 will work just fine running on the Windows 8, operating system.
Do know though, that only Quicken 2013 is recommended by -Intuit- to be run on Windows 8.
Operating System Windows XP SP2+, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) / Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Works with Windows XP SP2 or SP3, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit). Windows 8 is not recommended for this product. If you are running Windows 8, please upgrade your Quicken software.
Trivia: Many programs designed for Windows 3.1 (released in 1992) will actually run on Windows 8 without issue.
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1:20 pm PST March 4, 2013
Great comeback by BillArf, much appreciated. From experience, I'm going with the new stuff, Q 2013 just to be on the safe side. Lessons learned the hard way ... trial & error.
1:22 pm PST March 4, 2013
Pricing on Quicken 2013 very good here:
Do know that you will no more issues with Quicken 2012 then you will have with Quicken 2013 running on Windows 8..
1:36 pm PST March 4, 2013
Put another way. With every install someone has problems and except for really old versions of Quicken, even though people "think" they are having problems because Intuit hasn't tested Quicken on that version of Windows, it really is just one of those things that depends on a lot of factors.
_____ More trivia ____
A 32 bit version of Windows 7/8 can run both 16 and 32 bit programs (not 64 bit).
A 64 bit version of Windows 7/8 can run both 32 and 64 bit programs (not 16 bit).
16 bit programs where at the start of the Windows 3.1 (and under) era.
For a project I'm working on, I have to run a couple of 16 bit programs (tied to old hardware instruments). If I hit a browse button the program crashes. If I just copy in the path it works, and everything else about the program works too. I'm running the 32-bit version of Windows 8.
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