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Help I am the Treasurer for a small church. I work with QB 2005 but it keep giving me a message when I open it that it needs to be upgraded and I only have a few more times to use it until it won't work. We don't have the money to upgrade. Is there any way to just keep using what I have? Please advise.

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  • scottdseely Aug 19, 2008

    How can I keep using QB2005 without having to upgrade or keep registering?

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Intuit designed the QuickBooks software to run for 30 days without a registration number, or Validation code as they are now called. It was designed to operate as a trial period. At 30 days, the options were to purchase the program, which granted you the code number, or the program would stop.
Once registered, the program should operate without the need to re-register unless it was reinstalled, or the registry entries were damaged, and therefor, lost.
I fully understand the monetary constraints you are facing. I also understand that Intuit only supports the 3 most recent versions ( 2006,2007,2008) as trying to keep older versions updated is not really cost effective.
If your program keeps losing the registration numbers, you have something on the system that is damaging the locations where that info is stored, like the registry. As for continuing to use it without registering.....that is simply not an option.

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