Activation Key on Quickbooks 2007/08

LiveEntertainment
LiveEntertainment Member Posts: 5
edited November 2023 in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)

I have just purchased a new laptop and installed Quickbooks 2007/08 and restored all information but cannot activate (License Key) as I have been told that the product has been retired. Can anyone help me around this problem?

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  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,243 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    Nothing can be done unfortunately- you can use the program for reports and looking things up but you won’t be able to make any changes or add new entries

  • LiveEntertainment
    LiveEntertainment Member Posts: 5

    That is really not good.. so I will have to maintain 2 laptops .. 1 specifically for Quickbooks? Surely there is a way around this? I really only have 2 years of working life left and do not want to buy a new product?

  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,243 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    I do sympathise, many people ended up in the same boat when these changes came in a couple of years ago. Yes I would keep the old laptop specifically for Quickbooks, sorry

  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 15,190 Community Manager Community Manager

    Hi @LiveEntertainment

    This hasn't been an easy or hasty decision for us however unfortunately we can no longer continue supporting older versions of software. To help ensure our small business customers are operating on secure and stable accounting software, Reckon no longer services old sunsetted versions of the Reckon Accounts Business desktop software. This is particularly crucial now that we've moved toward additional compliance requirements such as Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 which has now taken effect.

    I can certainly appreciate this may pose an inconvenience at the outset and we're looking to make the transition for our customers to a current, supported product as smooth as possible if that's what you decide. To that end, our customer service team have created highly discounted offers for users with older sunsetted versions. I appreciate that you may have already spoken with a team member but I'm happy to organise another chat to discuss options we can put forward if you'd like or alternatively, our team is available right now on 1800 531 840.


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  • LiveEntertainment
    LiveEntertainment Member Posts: 5

    I am thinking that I may not have much choice, however, I do not have staff so I do not need a payroll option. I need to have the following features, but I do have a high turnover business with many clients and many billers. I do not want to have all "the bells and whistles". Just something simple that I can use that does the following

    Invoicing

    Purchases (no stock)

    Bank Reconcilation

    BAS (Tax Liability)

    Profit and Loss

  • LiveEntertainment
    LiveEntertainment Member Posts: 5

    I have opted for a trial and are wondering if the information I enter into the trial version will be carried over when the trial ends?

  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,243 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    Yes but it’s always a good idea to backup as a precaution. You will have to pay the subscription fee and activate the program if you want to continue using it, otherwise you will only be able to see the transactions and print reports but not enter anything more or change anything

  • LiveEntertainment
    LiveEntertainment Member Posts: 5

    How do you back up on the trial version? I cannot find that as an option?

  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,243 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    Well it’s been a long time since I used a trial version but I would look under File, and see if Backup is there.