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Quicken 2012 Manual Updates

Updated: 4/20/2015 | Article ID: GEN83594


Typically, Quicken checks to see if you are on the latest release and if a new release is available, it asks if you would like to update.  This is referred called an automatic update.   A manual update allows you to download and install the update yourself.

Before updating to the latest release:

  • Check to see if you already have the latest update.  Choose About Quicken from Quicken's Help menu, located near the top of the Quicken screen. If you see Release R7 ( below the Quicken logo, your program is already up to date.
  • Make sure you have completed all previous online sessions (if you use transaction download or Billpay. If you don't use either of these, go directly to step 1 below). From Quicken's Tools menu, choose One Step Update. Click Update/Send. If your last online session was not completed, you'll see the message Your last online session was not completed. Quicken will now try to complete this previous connection. After it is done, you can send your new request. Click OK to complete your previous connection. Once the connection is complete, you are ready to update.
  • Verify that the Quicken program (QW.exe or Quicken Launcher) has full and unrestricted access to the Internet. Refer to your firewall documentation or contact your firewall provider if you need assistance verifying this.
  • Pause or temporarily disable all virus scanning and Malware protection for at least 15 minutes before starting the update process. Although this may not be necessary, there are times in which some anti-virus and malware protection agents can interfere with the Quicken update process.  Please use this measure if problems occur while updating. 



If you don't use transaction download or Billpay, you can go right to downloading the manual update:

  1. To download the manual update,  click here
  2. Choose to Save the file, then browse to your desktop and save it there.
  3. From your desktop, double-click the newly downloaded file QW2012R7Patch (36.4 MB) (unless you're using Windows Vista, in which case you will need to right-click the file and choose Run as Administrator, even if logged in as administrator).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.
  5. When finished, follow the instructions at the top of this article to ensure that Quicken has been updated to Release R7.

Refer to the Quicken 2012 Release Notes to see what is included in each Quicken release.

Alternate Mondo Patch

The Mondo Patch is just like a regular update, except when it updates the Quicken files, it updates all of them, if there are updates to the files or not, rather than relying on the system to update the files that had version change. This update also takes longer to install.

Download the Mondo Patch.

For Quicken Canada software updates click here.

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