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I have quickbooks pro 2006 and I purchasaed a new computer with Vista. Where can I get a patch to allow my 2006 XP version to run on vista

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By the looks of it, no patch is necessary. The only thing it requires to run is administrator privileges. To do this you can do it one of two ways.

Rightclick the quickbooks pro icon.
Goto Properties
Select the tab labeled "Compatibility"
On the bottom of that tab put a check in box captioned "Run this program as an administrator"
Then press Apply and OK.

Now every time you startup this program it will be with administrator privileges.

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