Upgraded to Windows 8, reloaded Quicken 2010, but now my backups will not load.

I just upgraded to Windows 8, had to reinstall Quicken 2010 Premier Release R10. So far so good. But when I try to load one of my previous QDF backups, I get the error message "Cannot open file - the QDF file is from a later version of Quicken." I downloaded the version available on the Quicken site, which I had previously bought.

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When you installed the 2010 version, did you allow it to get all of the patch updates during the installation? You might need to install a mondo-patch to get everything registered properly http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/patching/message-when-updating-quicken--update-was-not-complete/GEN82798.html

FYI, Quicken 2010 has not been tested on Windows 8, so we have no idea how it will perform. The only versions known to function on Windows 8 (those we've tested) are 2012 and the soon-to-be-released 2013. You may get unexpected results, although (personally) I wouldn't expect there to be much of a difference in performance in Quicken installed on Windows 8 vs. Windows 7.
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