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Quicken 2004 Reports Accessed by a VB6 Program (Both just Installed On New Windows 7 Computer) Display "Garbage"

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I developed a VB6 Rentals Management System (RMS) for a client 8 yrs ago on a XP system.  The client uses an option from the RMS to access some report files from Quicken 2004, and then presents some of the info to the screen or it can be printed.

The client just purchased a new computer with Windows 7.  He installed the VB6 program and Quicken 2004 on the new computer.  The associated Quicken files on the XP sysem were transferred to the new computer.

The RMS appears to be working OK.  However, at times when displaying info from the Quicken reports, he gets "garbage" displayed on the screen.  Other times he gets good and clean info displayed.

What is causing the displays from Quicken 2004 reports to some times be scrambled and look like it is maybe corrupt?

Would updating to the latest Quicken maybe solve the problem of the displayed "garbage"?  If the client updates to the latest Quicken, would the new Quicken be able to read the report files on the new computer that came from the XP computer?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 400 total points
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From my reading, Quicken2004 is not supported on Windows7 (and in fact is no longer supported at all). I don't know if upgrading would show your reports  or not - you should probably contact Quicken directly to handle that.

However, some have reported success by setting the "start.exe" file (found in the directory where Quicken is installed) to "Run as Administrator".  To do that, locate the file and right click it, then select Properties, and then check the box to run as Administrator. You may also need to select the XP Compatibility Mode option (the option that reads"Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3").

Still, an upgrade would seem to be in order. There have been quite a few Quicken programs since 2004, and anytime you're storing financial data in unsupported programs you're just asking for troubles.
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