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I'm sorry you haven't gotten an answer up until now.
I checked out the requirements for Quicken Essentials for Mac and it says an "Intel-based Apple Mac" is required.
The G5 is not Intel-based, so, unfortunately, that program will not work on it.
What version of Quicken were you using before the hard drive crashed?
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND I HAVE BEEN RUNNING THIS SAME PROGRAM FOR THE PAST YEAR ON THIS COMPUTER . THE CRASH happened on Thursday. What can I do?
Essentials for Mac 2010 My Mac is OS X 10.5.8
And your Mac is definitely a G5?
Do you know what model you have?
Model Name: iMac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac8,2
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.5f1
Serial Number (system): QP53502ASDW
Sales Order Number: Z0C00000D
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001124CC3C50
It appears that Quicken 2007 for Mac didn't require an Intel Mac: http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/mac-financial-software.jsp
But, Quicken 2010 does: http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/mac-personal-financial-software.jsp
(Listed under the system requirements on each link.)
On the box it says:System requirements: for DS X 10.5
David how could I have been running this before the crash?
I really don't know. I'll opt out so that other experts can possibly help figure it out.
I ran the upgrade could that be the reason it will not work on my G5 10.5?