How to Install and Start Quicken 2012 - dummies

How to Install and Start Quicken 2012

By Stephen L. Nelson

You install Quicken 2012 the same way that you install any program in Windows. If you need help installing Quicken, here are the step-by-step instructions. Installing Quicken from a CD is as easy as one, two, three, four:

  1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.

    In a short amount of time, Quicken should display the Quicken 2012 install wizard window. The window just reads Welcome to Quicken 2012!.

    Note: If nothing happens when you put the CD into the CD-ROM drive, don’t panic! First, try removing the CD and then putting it in again. If Windows still doesn’t recognize the CD, you need to tell Windows that it should install your Quicken program.

    In many versions of Windows (but not necessarily with your version), you do this with the Windows Control Panel by using the Programs tool. To do this, refer to your Windows user guide.

  2. Click Next.

    Quicken then displays a window that asks you a couple of questions:

    • Whether you accept the Quicken license agreement.

    • Whether you’re okay if Quicken sends anonymous usage statistics to Intuit.

    You can answer the install wizard’s questions by checking the boxes in front of the questions.

  3. Click Next.

    Quicken displays the next window of the install wizard, which asks where you want to install Quicken. You should accept the installation’s program suggestion. (The installation program suggests a Quicken subfolder in your Program Files folder.)

  4. Click Next.

    Quicken displays yet another window of the install wizard that indicates the wizard needs to install the Quicken software and may need to update the software, too. Assuming you’re okay with all this — and you should be — click the Install button.

    Quicken installs itself. This process takes a few minutes. Along the way, you may see other screenfuls of messages, including marketing information about the features new to Quicken and some progress reports on the installation itself.

    After the installation is complete, Quicken displays an installation complete message.

  5. Click Done.

    Congratulations. You’re done.

After installing the Quicken software, the installation program starts the Quicken program to finish the setup process.