JimH443, on 03 October 2009 - 02:10 PM, said:
hschwemmer, on 03 October 2009 - 01:44 PM, said:
Dear Sir: For about 15 years now I have been satisfactorily using a financial application program called “Managing Your Money” originally sold by MEGA Software, LLC and more recently by H.& R. Block who subsequently discontinued the distribution and support of this product about 3 or 4 years ago...
I admit up front that I am unfamiliar with this program.
You may be stuck having to find a 3.5" floppy drive. I think
the motherboards continue to have the connector for them even though they're rarely used.
Since you were unable to install the program from a copy you had made, I'm guessing that the disks use some form of copy protection. While there often are ways to defeat this, with the decline in use of floppy drives they're becoming harder to find.
Look to see if MYM has any kind of "Export" option. If you can't find a way to install the program, using Export could allow the possibility of using your data in another program. I kinda doubt there is one though, but it's worth a look-see.
Most current motherboards, even those in manufactured machines have the floppy port on the MB. If you are looking at a particular one, you can check the specifications on the manufacturers website and verify. HP still does on most if not all, and in their support sections of their website, show that in diagrams and photos of the MB.
However, the cases have no place to mount the floppy. Most aftermarket cases do, so an option may be to move the components to a new case. I did that, not for a floppy, but to get more room for hard drives.
Hschwemmer - You may have a more severe problem. Most of the new machines currently come with Vista and in slightly more that two weeks will come with Windows 7. Will your no longer supported program run under either Vista or Windows 7?
I can emphasize as I have over 20 years of financial data in Quicken. Over the years what was simply a check register like database has become a repository for all of my current financial data. However, to avoid having 20 years of data in one file, I have broken the files up in 5 year blocks, and at the end of a 5 year block (typically after the end of the following quarter) I save the file with the new name and clean the file of all transactions predating that Jan 1. (In the current case 2006).
Quicken however, offers only the ability to export the financial data via a Quicken readable format to another Quicken file. I suspect yours may have a similar problem. It does offer the ability to export a report to a text file that can then be imported into Excel.
You may have to do what I do when getting a new machine, especially one that has a new operating system, and that is to keep the old machine running on it's own for a while (years in some cases) to run the old incompatible programs while I transition to the new programs on the new machine.
There are only two currently supported financial management systems that I am familiar with - Quicken and Microsoft Money. I had occasion around the first of the year to attempt to help a friends mother move info from the 2003 version of MM to Quicken and could find no quick way. We decided not to even try when we discovered that her MM version would run just fine under Vista. The only drawback we found was that the internal backup process was hard coded to a floppy drive, which I was able to provide for her (custom built machine).<br><br>Apparently Microsoft has pulled the plug on Money and is no longer selling it. There is an announcement on their website to this effect and an announcement on the Quicken website that they are working on a conversion file for Money data files. In addition to the local PC based version, Quicken also offers an online version and apparently some others do as well, but putting data online is not something I can recommend.<br>
This post has been edited by rgreen4: 03 October 2009 - 08:03 PM
Reason for edit: Microsoft Money Update