Archives for: March 2008, 30


  05:23:34 pm, by The Dreamer   , 731 words  
Categories: Software

Today might be a good day to upgrade to Money Plus Deluxe....NOT!

Now that my taxes are behind me (though the debit of cash by the federal and state government hasn't happened yet)....I thought that today might be a good day to finally upgrade to Microsoft Money Plus Deluxe.

It wasn't.

I wasn't sure how to proceed, do I need to uninstall the old version first. Could not uninstall it....after trying to find the answer online. I gave up and launched the installation.

It detected the old version and wanted to remove it. I decided to let it do so, and it then installed.

Starting it for the first time, it wanted to update...only it would download and then beep. After that all subsequent would also want to update, but it would say that update is already in progress and to wait....and wait....and wait.

I tried rebooting

Tried new google searches

I checked permissions

More reboots.

Tried saying no first, activating and upgrading my old MS Money 2006 Deluxe file first. First least they kept the same look at feel, but man it is using all my CPU and took 15 minutes before I finally got my home page.

Tried Safe Mode with Networking.

I tried a different google search...found something about DEP. Tried adding exceptions and tried again. Still no go. Read some more, turned out to add exceptions I was turning up my DEP setting.

Still no luck. I then peeked into the MNYCore.NEW.* folder....saw a, unpacked and tried having it use that. No luck.

Then I took the big one...I copied all the files from MNYCore.NEW.* over to MNYCore....and tried daupdate.exe again. This time the update said it had completed successfully. This time Money Plus did start without prompting for an update. But, it is now consuming all my CPU and I'm still waiting to see the home page, or any sign of won't even come back into the foreground.

The problem that makes this worse, is that the Microsoft Money 2006 CD went missing when I moved I can't easily go back >:XX

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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