Do I understand that it is not possible under any circumstances to do a first-time registration of earlier versions of QB???

Do I understand that it is not possible under any circumstances to do a first-time registration of earlier versions of QB??? This is more than just annoying.  All I want to do is use my company file as is.  I don't want/need the latest program with all the fancy useless bells and whistles.  This started with a computer crash that killed my desktop copy of QB2009.  My laptop had a different revision and is now the only place I can do bookkeeping because the reloaded copy on the desktop will not open the laptop company file (different revision of 2009).  I tried a new, unopened QB2011, but it does not allow registration/activation???  If I have to I will muddle through with the laptop, because I am NOT buying the $$$ QB2018.

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