Can I register QB2009 in order to access backup data left by previous Treasurers? I am newly elected Treasurer of my organization. Thanks,

I was able to install QB2009 but after 5 sessions I was told to register the program.  Because I was unable to name personnel listed in your records, your staff would not let me register the program.  The earlier personnel are no longer with the organization.


The program and data are separate things.  The data files are yours and you could use them on any registered copy of QBdt.  The desktop program itself does have to be installed registered, and if its been reinstalled every year since 2009 it may not be suprising that eventually Intuit says no especialy since 2009 is officially obsolete, with no support from Intuit.

So your choices are - buy a new version, or a newer used version from someone who has stopped using it. In your case it would actually be easier to get an old version (say 2014) because your 2009 data is going to have to be 'updated' but the current version won't update from that far back.  

Note that the new 'online' versions of QB are NOT compatible with your existing 2009 Desktop data - so dont subscribe to that service unless you can figure out now to make the data transiiton

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