Why am I prompted to change my password when I upgrade from Quicken Windows 2016 to Quicken Windows 2017?

Quicken for Windows 2016
Quicken for Windows 2017

 

Overview

The Quicken 2016 version of Quicken for Windows allows you to use your Intuit ID as your data file password.  After listening to feedback from Quicken customers, we've decided to remove this feature from Quicken.  

 

When you upgrade to Quicken 2017:

1. You'll be prompted to enter your Intuit ID and Password to begin converting your data file.

Why am I prompted to change my password when I upgrade from Quicken Windows 2016 to Quicken Windows 2017?

2. After logging in with your Intuit ID, Quicken will prompt you with a "Manage Password" window, telling you that you'll need to create a data file password.  Click Continue.

Why am I prompted to change my password when I upgrade from Quicken Windows 2016 to Quicken Windows 2017?

3. Choose to Set a custom password, or Use this data file without a password.  NOTE: to make things easier, if you choose, you can use the same Intuit ID password that you've been using to log into your file.  Make your choice and click OK.

Why am I prompted to change my password when I upgrade from Quicken Windows 2016 to Quicken Windows 2017?

4. Finally, confirm the password change by entering your Intuit ID password again.

Why am I prompted to change my password when I upgrade from Quicken Windows 2016 to Quicken Windows 2017?

 

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