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.NET Framework 1.1 & Windows 8.1 Conflict

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    .NET Framework 1.1 & Windows 8.1 Conflict


    I'm caught between a rock & a hard place:
    For years, I've been using Quicken Medical Expense Manager (QMEM) to track my family's healthcare expenses and billing. Unfortunately, it was written in .NET Framework 1.1.

    Since Microsoft has fully deprecated .NET 1.1 in Win 8.1, thus preventing its installation in any form, they can't or won't develop or research any form of a workaround. On the other side, QMEM has been out of support from Intuit since April, 2012, so there's no way I can get the program recompiled in a higher .NET version or any other assistance from them.

    Furthermore, its InstallShield package starts with an installation sequence that tests for successful installation of both 1.1 & 1.1 SP1, and won't proceed without positive return values. There's also no installation version code present for Windows 8 or 8.1, so we'd have to add that to the .ini files for the 2 Quicken program files. That's beyond my coding abilities. (I can e-mail copies of the .ini files privately, but won't post them publicly.)

    BTW, a very thorough search has turned up exactly ZERO applications that can provide even a small portion of QMEM's functionality -- so I really DO need to install it, since I don't have any alternatives (unless I buy another PC to run 8.0 for the next few years).

    So, anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    I was having the same issue, it was working fine before my upgrade to 8.1, product The Print Shop 23.1 Deluxe

    I found a tool cleanup_tool.exe at

    .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs,

    I ran the command

    cleanup_tool.exe /q:a /c:"cleanup.exe /p .NET Framework 1.1"

    to clean out the mess made by the upgrade to 8.1, then ran the install for The Print Shop 23.1, which then installed Net Framework 1.1 without any problems and the product is now working fine on my Windows 8.1 upgrade.

    Worth trying.
    Last edited by Sunnova; 23 Oct 2013 at 11:39.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you, Sunnova, it worked like a charm! My QMEM is now running fine under 8.1!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gpstoloff View Post
    Thank you, Sunnova, it worked like a charm! My QMEM is now running fine under 8.1!
    Glad I could help.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    ok iam so lost with out printshop 23.1 and i am at lost at what i need to do to fix this go to the page but dont know what iam to download to fix this problem wont work since i downloaded 8.1
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  6. #6


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Donna36 View Post
    ok iam so lost with out printshop 23.1 and i am at lost at what i need to do to fix this go to the page but dont know what iam to download to fix this problem wont work since i downloaded 8.1
    Hi Donna36, just go to the link in my post above, look for "Download Location" you will find a link that downloads cleanup_tool.exe in a zip file.

    I used the first link, and right clicked on dotnetfx_cleanup_tool.zip to pick download.

    After you have downloaded that zip file to your computer somewhere, you need to extract the cleanup tool from the zip file you have downloaded, you need to keep track of where you placed it. Do the following,

    Use the Windows Key + X, select command prompt (admin) from the list of commands, then key in

    your folder you installed it\cleanup_tool.exe /q:a /c:"cleanup.exe /p .NET Framework 1.1"

    once that is done, you will be able to install The Printshop 23.1 without a problem, someone else might be able to explain how to do this part better than I can.
    Last edited by Sunnova; 03 Nov 2013 at 13:14.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Thank you so much this worked Thank you again
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  8. #8


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Donna36 View Post
    Thank you so much this worked Thank you again
    Welcome
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  9. #9


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnova View Post
    I was having the same issue, it was working fine before my upgrade to 8.1, product The Print Shop 23.1 Deluxe

    I found a tool cleanup_tool.exe at

    .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs,

    I ran the command

    cleanup_tool.exe /q:a /c:"cleanup.exe /p .NET Framework 1.1"

    to clean out the mess made by the upgrade to 8.1, then ran the install for The Print Shop 23.1, which then installed Net Framework 1.1 without any problems and the product is now working fine on my Windows 8.1 upgrade.

    Worth trying.
    Thank you so much Sunnova, this worked like a charm. Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU!! You saved me hours of work!
    Mags
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  10. #10


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Very welcome MagsMcKinley
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