On your keyboard hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys, and while doing that, select the "Online" menu and click on "One step Update"
You will see a message stating "You will no longer be prompted for registration.
Dear Dr Kerry
Dear Dr Kerry This is a strange reply box where I cannot see any way of formatting the paragraphs properly. I think the problem is solved, but am unable to say how or why. As the "free licensing" period ran out I first had to uninstall and reinstall Quicken - not easy but possible in Windows 7. I then tried your suggestion but did not see any "You will no longer be prompted for registration" message. While still holding down Ctrl and Shift I clicked through several more screens relating to online update options and received no further messages. However, after that the Registration screen does appear to have gone away, so I am hoping that this is the end of the matter and that I am not going to be disappointed! As you will have noted the continuing use of Quicken is important to me (and I suspect thousands of others) because it does the job reliably and there is simply no alternative (in the UK at least). I have been using Quicken since the DOS days of the 1990s, and always paid for and registered the updates. However, Quicken 2000 was stable and mature and further updating seemed pointless - "if it ain't broke,don't fix it". I have therefore been using Q2000 for over 10 years and could not do without it. It is possible that your reply has been a help, and I am therefore going to accept it, with thanks for your assistance. Philip Parish