Install Gnucash on Windows (Personal Finance Manager) software

  1. Download the latest version of Gnucash for Windows from here http://www.gnucash.org and install it on your computer.
  2. To work with Stock Quotes, you need ActivePerl. Download the latest 32 bit (x86) version of ActivePerl for Windows from http://www.activestate.com/activeperl and install it on your computer.
  3. Now install Finance Quotes by clicking on the Windows Start button, then Programs, then Gnucash and then Install Finance Quote. Please wait till Finance Quotes perl module installs.
  4. Follow the Gnucash Help Guide to set up your Accounts on Gnucash. This other post explains how to set up stock quotes/securities on your system, to enable on-line stock quotes retrieval. We use the Security Editor to set up the online quotes for a stock, and then you can link it to the Stock account you created.