Using Microsoft Money 2001 and earlier with Windows XP or 2000

Microsoft Money 2001 is not certified for use under Windows XP or Windows 2000. The versions of Windows that it is certified for are those versions which don't really have the concept of multiple users, such as Windows 98 and ME.

Because of the way Microsoft Money works, you require an Administrator account on these two operating systems (and later ones) to operate the program. In many cases, this is not a problem. However, it can be a problem for some people.

To avoid the problem, there are two work arounds.
  1. Run as an 'administrator' when using Microsoft Money. This is easiest achieved by using the 'RunAs' service in Microsoft Windows. The easiest way to invoke this is to right click on Microsoft Money on the Start Menu (you may need to hold down 'Shift' too), and select the 'Run as...' option. Type in the username and password of an administrative account to run it.
  2. Install Microsoft Money for each user who needs to use it. This is easily achieved by making the required account an administrator, then installing Microsoft Money. Finally demote the user back to an ordinary account. Some instructions to do this can be found at Article 327.
Which ever way you choose, you'll have to use some sort of workaround or an administrative account - Microsoft Money 2001 and earlier just weren't designed for multiple user operating systems.

This article applies to Windows XP with Money 2001, 2000, 99, 98, 97, 95, 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0. I have personally tried Microsoft Money 1.0 with Windows XP and got it to work

Category: Installation