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Download QuickBooks Desktop

Learn how to download QuickBooks Desktop.

Are you ready to download QuickBooks Desktop? The following sections provide the download links you need to get started, and answer some frequently asked questions.

Download QuickBooks Desktop

First, download the appropriate installation file for your product.

Select the appropriate link for your version and year:

QuickBooks Desktop 2019

Full Versions

Trial Versions

Note: Trial versions of QuickBooks Desktop cannot be networked.

QuickBooks Desktop 2018

Full Versions

Trial Versions

Note: Trial versions of QuickBooks Desktop cannot be networked.

QuickBooks Desktop 2017

QuickBooks Desktop 2016

Questions about downloading

How do I find my license and product numbers?

When you install QuickBooks, you'll need to enter your license and product number.

Don't know them yet?

To find your license and product number:

  • If you subscribe to a monthly or annual product subscription: You should have received an email with your QuickBooks Desktop license number and product code. If you haven't received this email, check your junk mail folder.
  • If you bought QuickBooks from our website, and downloaded it: The license number and product code are located on the confirmation email you received.
  • If you bought QuickBooks Desktop from a retail outlet: The license number and product code are located on the inside panel of the folder where the CD is located.
  • Haven’t purchased QuickBooks yet? Visit our product page.

    What if I just need to update my software?

    For information about updating your QuickBooks Desktop version, see Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.

    Why isn't my version of QuickBooks Desktop available to download?

    QuickBooks Desktop versions from too long ago aren't available for download. Because we can't ensure that older software will still run on modern systems, we don't support or offer downloads for those products.

    Install QuickBooks Desktop

    See How to Install QuickBooks Desktop (for Windows) or check out this quick video:

    Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

    1. With QuickBooks Desktop open, press the F2 key.
    2. In the Product Information window, verify the registration status next to the License number.
      If the status is Activated, you're all set!
    3. If the status is Not Activated, select OK to close the Product Information window, then, from the Help menu, select Activate QuickBooks.

    Follow the on-screen prompts to verify your information and complete the activation process.

    Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

    Older versions

    In line with Intuit's discontinuation plan for older products, discontinued products cannot be registered for the first time. You can re-register discontinued products if they have been registered before and are being reinstalled.

    You can contact us to get the validation code, but assisted support for discontinued products is no longer available.