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Quicken 2014 Install Error Regarding Minimum System Requirements

Updated: 2/05/2014 | Article ID: GEN85942

When installing a downloaded version of Quicken 2014, you may have encountered the message This program might not have installed correctly.

If you proceed by selecting Reinstall using recommended settings, you will be presented with a second message An error has occurred while installing Quicken 2014 and Sorry! Quicken cannot be installed because your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements.

This message was displayed in error.

What do I do?

Since this message was displayed in error, the best option would have been to select This program installed correctly.  You would be able to open Quicken without any further delay.

However, if you selected Reinstall using recommended settings, follow the instructions below.

For Windows XP 32-bit SP3, Windows 7 or Windows 8, and 8.1

  1. Right-click on the downloaded Quicken installer (this is the program you opened to install Quicken initially) and choose Properties.
  2. Select on the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for:.
  4. In the menu below the check box, change the version to Windows XP SP3.
  5. Click Apply, then click OK.
  6. Right-click the downloaded Quicken installer once again, and choose Run As Administrator.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

For Windows Vista or Windows XP 64-bit 

Windows Vista does not have an option for compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3.  

  1. Run the Quicken installer again as you did the first time.  You do not need to uninstall it first.
  2. When you come to the error This program might not have installed correctly again, choose This program installed correctly.  
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