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OMG….glad you got it up and running….I’d have been in a looney bin, even with the “sructions”. I don’t know how my quicken got transferred to my Mac from my PC…..but I guess I should have more respect for whomever did it!!

I used to /love/ quicken. It and ‘the Bat’ were my two holdout programs when I switched over to a MAC. Quicken on the MAC is absolute pants though. It just doesn’t match up to the windows version… I ended up just switching to the web-based it’s free.. and for the most part does everything I used Quicken for…


Nicole –
I am currently migrating from a PC with Windows XP to a new iMac 21.5.
I currently run Quicken Home & Business 2009 on the PC with Personal Data back to 1995 and a Small Business account with that is more recent.
I am currently evaluating abandoning it for Quicken Essentials for the Mac (which sounds absolutely underwhelming). I am less than thrilled by the data conversion challenges and the loss of all my saved reports, etc.
The alternative would be to retain, as you apparently did, all of my current functionality by installing Windows XP and Quicken within Parallels Desktop 5. I have fully licensed installation CDs
Is your solution still working for you? Do you recommend any alternatives?


Things are still cruising along just great. I’m actually planning on installing a second parallel’s to run my quickbooks! (i have never been able to run them on the same machine successfully) Good luck!


Nicole –
Good to hear. I have printed out your instructions. No where have I found anything equivalent. Any other pointers?…words to the wise??
Thank you.


I plan to use my existing licensed copies of Windows Professional XP and Quicken Home & Business 2009 with Parallels Desktop 5.


Except for Iphotoi, I have yet to discover any real advantages of my new iMAC. I operated Quicken since 1994 on my PCs and I have now spend more time in trying to make it work on my expensive iMac with Parallel, than I ever spent in fixing the so=called glitches of my PCs. The secret to a trouble free PC is to maintain a good security system.

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