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On the first run I opened my existing Money file which 2005 ably and promptly upgraded and I was good to go. I’m probably doing it a huge disservice, but it just wasn’t for me.
Since Microsoft have halted development I have been tempted to move to another application but to be honest, this does what I need it to, and I can’t really justify the expense or hassle of moving to another, unfamiliar application. The only other option, really, is Quicken which looks great and there seems to be a version for just about everybody.
I used the 16-bit Microsoft Money version 3.0 for Windows 3.1 for about seven years, until I upgraded to Windows XP in 2003.
John Ballinger, by email The withdrawal of Money and Quicken from the UK market has been a big problem for many users, and there does seem to be a dearth of alternatives.For what it’s worth I’m still using Quicken 2000 for my relatively modest bookkeeping needs, and it runs on Windows 7 in Compatibility mode, though some of the more advanced features no longer work.The problem is that once you have got used to an application like Money and Quicken, transferring your accounts and learning to use new software can be an uphill struggle, moreover none of them have all of the features of the older programs, or the same kind of support for UK banks and investments.The idea that some big company can just copy someone else's product and automatically take over the market is clearly wrong. A great example of this is the failure of Microsoft Money.The company has now announced that it's going to discontinue the product despite years of effort and millions of dollars spent to try to defeat Intuit's Quicken product.
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