What Is the QuickBooks Migration Policy?

The QuickBooks migration policy is Intuit’s policy to provide a free upgrade to a soon-to-be-released version of QuickBooks to those customers who purchased the currently shipping version very close to the new version’s introduction.  The free migration period is about 60 days. Typically, Intuit releases a new version of QuickBooks in the last week of […]

Did the Multi-User Capability of QuickBooks Pro Change For 2011?

Yes, it did. For QuickBooks Pro versions prior to QuickBooks Pro 2011, a multi-user configuration could consist of up to 5 users. For QuickBooks 2011, that has been reduced from 5 users to 3. The maximum number of users allowed under QuickBooks Premier 2011 remains unchanged at 5. However, because QuickBooks Pro and Premier share […]

How Do I Update My QuickBooks Release?

Intuit uses 2 terms to describe QuickBooks: version and release.  Version refers to the product and year (e. g., Pro 2009), while release refers to incremental updates to a version.  Versions normally include significant feature enhancements and therefore must be purchased.  Changing your version is a process that is referred to as an upgrade.  On […]

What Is Intuit’s Service Discontinuation or Sunshine Policy for QuickBooks?

Intuit regularly improves QuickBooks and discontinues support for older versions.  Generally speaking, Intuit introduces new versions in the fall of a calendar year.  For example, in September 2008, Intuit introduced the QuickBooks 2009 series of products.  During April or May of the following year, versions more than 2 steps away from the current version will […]

How Do I Update My QuickBooks Release In a Multi-User Environment?

Beyond the specifics of updating QuickBooks in a single user environment, the update process in a multi-user environment involves first updating the QuickBooks server and then, one by one, updating each workstation. Of course, until the QuickBooks server has been updated, all workstations should exit QuickBooks.  Moreover, no workstation should resume using QuickBooks until both […]

What Are the System Requirements To Operate QuickBooks?

System requirements for QuickBooks products vary by version. The minimum system requirements can be found in various Intuit knowledgebase articles based on the product version: QuickBooks 2010 and Enterprise Solutions 10.0 QuickBooks 2009 and Enterprise Solutions 9.0 QuickBooks 2008 and Enterprise Solutions 8.0 System requirements include: operating systems supported processor, RAM, display, and free disk […]

How Do I Reinstall a 2007 QuickBooks Product If My Original CD or Download Has Become Damaged?

If you need to reinstall any of the 2007 series of products (QuickBooks 2008, Enterprise Solutions 8.0, and Point of Sale 7.0) but your original CD or download has become damaged, you’ll need to re-download your QuickBooks product.  Download links appear below. To complete the installation using the software you download from these links, you’ll […]

How Do I Reinstall a 2008 Quickbooks Product If My Original CD or Download Has Become Damaged?

If you need to reinstall any of the 2008 series of products (QuickBooks 2008, Enterprise Solutions 8.0, and Point of Sale 7.0) but your original CD or download has become damaged, you’ll need to re-download your QuickBooks product.  Download links appear below. To complete the installation using the software you download from these links, you’ll […]

How Do I Reinstall a 2010 QuickBooks Product If My Original CD or Download Has Become Damaged?

If you need to reinstall any of the 2010 series of products (QuickBooks 2010, Enterprise Solutions 10.0, Point of Sale 9.0, or Cash Register Plus 2010) but your original CD or download has become damaged, you’ll need to re-download your QuickBooks product. Download links appear below. To complete the installation using the software you download […]

How Do I Reinstall a 2009 QuickBooks Product If My Original CD or Download Has Become Damaged?

If you need to reinstall any of the 2009 series of products (QuickBooks 2009, Enterprise Solutions 9.0, Point of Sale 8.0, or Cash Register Plus) but your original CD or download has become damaged, you’ll need to re-download your QuickBooks product.  Download links appear below.  To complete the installation using the software you download from […]