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#159505 - 01/29/07 06:46 PM Vista and Quick Books  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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nowhere usa
Anyone heard the "rumor" that if you go with Vista, you have to upgrade to QB 2007.

Some sort of compatibility issue..

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:

#159506 - 01/29/07 09:05 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
bot540  Offline
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Posts: 174
Vernon Hills, IL
I heard Vista is having alot of problems

Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3

#159507 - 01/29/07 10:13 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
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It is NOT a rumor. Here is an e-mail from them that I have received.

Dear ....,
You may have heard about the upcoming release of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista. Microsoft has made significant changes to how software runs on Windows Vista.

I'm sending you this important service alert because you are using a 2006 or earlier version of QuickBooks software.

Since QuickBooks 2006 and earlier versions were developed
and released before the introduction of Windows Vista,
these versions may be adversely affected when used on
a computer running Windows Vista.

This will impact Simple Start, Basic, Pro, Premier, Payroll and Point of Sale, as well as other QuickBooks products and services. We recognize that your QuickBooks software is an important business tool and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.


• If you do NOT upgrade to Windows Vista

No action is required. If you plan to stay with your existing Windows operating system (for example, Windows XP or Windows 2000), you can continue to use your current QuickBooks products.

• If you choose to upgrade to Windows Vista

We recommend that you use QuickBooks 2007 (and Point of Sale v6.0, if applicable). QuickBooks 2007 is the only version of the software built to run on the new Windows Vista operating system.

To learn more about your options for running QuickBooks products
on Windows Vista, please visit
You'll find detailed instructions on how to use QuickBooks while
you consider the transition to Windows Vista.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like to send us feedback on QuickBooks and Windows Vista, please visit our Windows Vista Resource Center at

Thank you for making QuickBooks a part of your business.


Brad Smith
Senior Vice President, QuickBooks

Please print and save for your records.

Hope this helps!

#159508 - 01/29/07 10:32 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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nowhere usa
I wonder how many other programs won't work?

Upgrading may end up being real expensive, and time consuming.

#159509 - 01/30/07 01:04 AM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
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Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey

I don't see a problem, we have a budget for things like this, one the good things about working flat rate, we know our costs of running a business, and are prepared for change.

#159510 - 01/30/07 11:23 AM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
macmikeman  Offline
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Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
Flat rate or not, Vista looks like another weak attempt to copy cat Apple again. Shoulda got a Mac....

#159511 - 01/30/07 02:55 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
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kamloops BC Canada
Here is a compatibility test for upgrading from XP to vista

#159512 - 01/30/07 03:04 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
LK  Offline
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Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
The change was a long time comming, the new software will have less bulk, and work better with SQL and MXL, I sure hope they offer present users a deal for upgrading, Dnk, just busting, to see if your awake, our flar software will also be a big concern, thanks for the heads up.

They spent a fortune with their wall climbing ad, to introduce the vista, a group of guys hanging off ropes, flying around a wall, i guess this means if you buy the new vista, you will need a safety line!

[This message has been edited by LK (edited 01-30-2007).]

#159513 - 01/30/07 08:34 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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nowhere usa
That's why I like you Les. You got a sense of humor....

I think we might go the mac route soon, as I hate MS and all the problems it has.

#159514 - 01/30/07 10:33 PM Re: Vista and Quick Books  
LK  Offline
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Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
On the news tonight, they were saying, to use the new vista you may need a new computer, i guess that leaves a lot of us out of the parade.

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