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Microsoft Money

Money is the ultimate personal finance solution that will help you secure your financial future.

Application Details:

Version: 2005
License:
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/money
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc5

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Test Results

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What works

The program is very functional. The following worked as expected: 

  • Importing QIF files
  • Creating accounts
  • Manually entering transactions
  • Scheduled bill and deposit transactions
  • Reports

What does not

  • Online help (F1)
  • Adding items to the shortcuts
  • The My Money, Investing, Banking, Planning, Mortgages, Insurance and Student links in the horizontal menu all cause the program to crash. I suspect these are trying to connect to online services which no longer exist.
  • I experienced some crashes trying to balance an account

Workarounds

Hang on closing

There is a bug in the program such that it does not always close cleanly and leaves a process hanging. The program cannot therefore be restarted until this process has been manually killed.

It is possible to mitigate this in by going to Tools > Settings > Backup options:

  • setting to automatically backup to hard drive on exit
  • set it to prompt for backup
  • using the Alt+F4 key combination to close the application rather than the menu or close button
  • selecting "Don't back up"

Most times this allows the process to exit cleanly. Clearly, you may want to use another backup strategy such as online backup, setting up a cron job, or manually backing up.

Calculator

In Money, one can press Ctrl+K to open the calculator but that tries to run the Windows calculator. If that's useful to you, you can run regedit in your wineprefix and edit HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Money\14.0\Calculator and set the value to your system's utility. For me, this is /usr/bin/gnome-calculator and this works.


What was not tested

I have not tested printing cheques or loan wizards and the like.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I am using the UK version available for download at http://moneymvps.org/downloads/files/2005/Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe

My setup goes something like this:

  1. set up environment variables for a new 32 bit prefix
    $ export WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine/prefixes/money
  2. Use winecfg to create the prefix and set any necessary config (e.g. I need to set DPI to 192 for my laptop screen)
    $ winecfg
  3. Winetricks to install the essentials:
    $ winetricks ie6 msxml6 corefonts
  4. Apply the fix for the dropdown menu (bug 32589)
    $ regsvr32 /i browseui.dll
  5. Install:
    wine Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe
  6. Run:
    wine "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money 2005\MnyCoreFiles\msmoney.exe"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20194.0-rc5Yes Yes NoGarbagejunk_2010 
CurrentSolusJan 11 20183.0-rc2-stagingYes Yes YesSilverRob Curtis 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 16 20161.9.7Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20141.7.31Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 25 20141.7.17Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32589 Microsoft Money 2005 Program Crash on Selecting Program Dropdown Box UNCONFIRMED View
32590 Microsoft Money 2005 does not terminate properly on exit UNCONFIRMED View
32880 Microsoft Money 2005-2007 crashes when 'File' menu is selected NEW View
36083 Microsoft Money 2005 Program Crash On Selecting "Portfolio Manager" Function UNCONFIRMED View

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