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!