Free Microsoft Money finance software (Save yourself £40+)
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Free Microsoft Money finance software (Save yourself £40+)

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Found 22nd Jan 2013
IGNORE DEAL LINK. CORRECT LINKS BELOW.
Full versions of Microsoft Money available for download from Microsoft.

I was having a bit of a clear out when I found an old disc of Microsoft Money 2000. This triggered a memory about Microsoft stopping support in 2011, but providing the software for free.

(Use the links below as the 'Get Deal' link keeps going to the Microsoft web store.)

Edit: Open box/used versions are being sold elsewhere online from £40 upwards - thanks tapi.

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Original Poster

These are all available.
Money 2005 UK (patched):
download.microsoft.com/dow…exe

Money 2005 International English:
download.microsoft.com/dow…exe

Money 2005 French:
download.microsoft.com/dow…exe

Money Plus Deluxe Sunset US:
download.microsoft.com/dow…exe

Money Plus Sunset Home and Business US:
download.microsoft.com/dow…exe

The Money 2005 UK has installed without problems on my 32-bit Windows 8, although I've not had time to test it fully.


EDIT: For more info try money.mvps.org and support.microsoft.com/kb/…008 - thanks to members altarf & orgfilao

Edited by: "ukkit" 23rd Jan 2013

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Altarf

Links here - … Links here - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/ta/money/thread/9149e11d-3093-4df5-bcc9-62c3aa4643f1, but this is the link to the UK version - http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/5/8/858EDC2F-1806-4D2D-85E3-0FBB08CB720A/Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe.exeAlso everything you need to know about Microsoft Money can be found here - http://money.mvps.org



Thanks.

Heat

One of the very few free finance applications that supports Pound Sterling. There is also Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 which as discontinued and now available free (if you can find a link).
Edited by: "MPLP" 22nd Jan 2013

So which is the best for normal home accounts?
Presumably the US version dont support pounds?

Do i get the UK patched version then?

Found my old free version and its dated 2004 and version v14.0.120

Is that the last version?

This will come in handy, little project for the missus to learn to use our new computer more. Cheers OP.

Is there a mac compatible Microsoft Money?

C0C0

Is there a mac compatible Microsoft Money?


No but you could check out Stash (open source).

Brilliant bit of software, automatically connects to a lot of banks' electronically and downloads and reconciles your statements;
also comes with useful budgeting tools, forecasting and loan calculators. A solid bit of software which should never have been put to pasture.

Nice app but how would it connect to your bank account when most need you to use the card reader to generate a login code and how safe would it be?

as safe as web banking, as it's effectively the same.

I believe only Nationwide remains where it connects in the background and retrieves your transactions, others show an option in the account to "connect to bank" which opens a browser session within money where you login as usual (card reader if necessary) and then download your statement in ofx,ofc or qif format, which is then read into the program. you need to check if your bank provides either of these formats, but many do.

Converted to this version after the updates stopped on Money 2000, a decent alternative with just a couple of functions missing.
Edited by: "M1ke_Hunt" 23rd Jan 2013

looks handy but now im after business apps for my ipad I purchased off here.

trott3r

So which is the best for normal home accounts?Presumably the US version … So which is the best for normal home accounts?Presumably the US version dont support pounds?Do i get the UK patched version then?



+1

I thought Money stopped connecting to bank accounts when they discontinued selling the software? I've never got it to work as an option in the years I've been using it.

Regardless I think it's a pretty good program. Makes keeping track of multiple bank accounts much easier.

I don't know what the "best" one is, but I've been using the Money Plus Sunset edition and it definitely supports pounds. I'd imagine they all support all currencies - otherwise what are you meant to do with any foreign accounts you may have?
Edited by: "callum9999" 23rd Jan 2013

Thanks

Original Poster

Queen'O'Deals

+1



I installed 2005 UK. Sunset apparently supports GBP as well. I don't know about the others. As they're free, try one version. If you don't like it or it's not for you, try another.

It'll be great for some - and hey it is free so why not try it (heat added).

Personally though I tried this yonks ago, then again once it became free. Both times I found the whole thing faffy & went with using spreadsheets. A bit of knowledge in just adding up in spreadsheets (like excel or free alternatives) can go a long way.

Thank you. Very useful

Thanks this is superb deal as I can not find my old Money 2001 CD. Semms to
install fine on my new 64bit W8 laptop.

But for some reason it will not install my old Money 2001 files with 12 years of data on them.
Any experts out there who know ow to access old money files ? Thanks

Is this any good for accounting or payroll , payslips ?

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zahidworld

Is this any good for accounting or payroll , payslips ?



I'm not sure. But see post #5, then do an online search for it and you may find what you want.

I upgraded ms money 2002 to 2005 uk patched version with no probs. Since then I have changed from Vista to Windows 8 and ms money still works fine (uk 2005 patch)

wont let me sign in with my hotmail details

Won't accept my hotmail details either, and when I try to set up an account, all I get is "The list is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." So it might be free, but it doesn't work...

(UK version BTW)

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NeoDoug1

Won't accept my hotmail details either, and when I try to set up an … Won't accept my hotmail details either, and when I try to set up an account, all I get is "The list is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." So it might be free, but it doesn't work...



Yes they do, as testified by other members comments. In the 2005 version, under the box where it says list unavailable, there is a link to manually add your account details, account name, balance etc. When set up, you can add regular payments, bills, transfers etc and your provider's web address. When looking at your account online, the software works like a browser. Depending on your provider, you may be able to download statements to import into the programme. Once bills etc are set up you can set the account to deduct them automatically as they fall due, or any number of days in advance.

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NeoDoug1

Won't accept my hotmail details either, and when I try to set up an … Won't accept my hotmail details either, and when I try to set up an account, all I get is "The list is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." So it might be free, but it doesn't work...



I haven't tried setting mine up with the hotmail wallet login, so can't comment on that, but you can set it up without any login details, or you can opt for password protected.

ukkit

Yes they do, as testified by other members comments. In the 2005 version, … Yes they do, as testified by other members comments. In the 2005 version, under the box where it says list unavailable, there is a link to manually add your account details, account name, balance etc. When set up, you can add regular payments, bills, transfers etc and your provider's web address. When looking at your account online, the software works like a browser. Depending on your provider, you may be able to download statements to import into the programme. Once bills etc are set up you can set the account to deduct them automatically as they fall due, or any number of days in advance.



Thanks for the info! To be honest, I was multitasking when I saw this post, so I didn't read many of the comments... Or notice the link to manually add details! My bad! ;-) I will try setting it up properly later.

Still using Quicken Deluxe 98 here on Windows 7! Oldest software Ive got!

mattr

Still using Quicken Deluxe 98 here on Windows 7! Oldest software Ive got!



Is it any better than MS Money?

I find MS money interface pretty poorly laid out and difficult to use.

trott3r

Is it any better than MS Money?I find MS money interface pretty poorly … Is it any better than MS Money?I find MS money interface pretty poorly laid out and difficult to use.



I guess it must be for me to continue using it for 15 years, although its not supported at all now. Havent tried the later versions of money, but at the time Quicken was far better.

Note: It's free because you can't use the online facilities anymore! But still a useful programme!
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