Find out what your computer needs for the best experience in QuickBooks Desktop 2022.
Here’s helpful info about the operating system, hardware, software, and other requirements to run QuickBooks Desktop 2022.
Note: Need to check your computer's specs? Here's how to get your system info for Windows.
Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 8.1 after Jan 10, 2023. For your data’s security, we recommend upgrading your operating system to a supported version before installing QuickBooks.
Check out QuickBooks Desktop no longer supports Windows 8.1 to learn more.
- Windows 11, 64-bit, natively installed (QuickBooks Desktop 2022 R3 or later)
- Windows 10, all 64-bit editions, natively installed
- Windows 8.1, all 64-bit editions, natively installed
- Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials
- Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials
- Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Essentials
- Windows Server 2012, Standard and Essentials
Note: QuickBooks requires you to use Windows natively and not through an emulator or virtual environment.
|Windows (natively installed)|
|Linux (when using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Database Server-only installation)|
Note: Windows 10 S Mode not supported.
QuickBooks Desktop 2022 requires internet access and Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit).
Hardware and operating system requirements
QuickBooks Desktop 2022 requires a 64-bit Windows operating system and won’t run on 32-bit. Find out how to check if you have 64-bit.
|Processor||2.4 GHz minimum|
|RAM||8GB minimum for 64-bit, 16GB Recommended|
|Server RAM requirements|
Note: For the best performance, store your QuickBooks data file on a solid-state drive (SSD).
QuickBooks integrates with hundreds of other apps. Here’s a list of the most common apps you can use. You can also find more at the Intuit App Store.
Antimalware and antivirus software compatibility
We tested QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2022, and Enterprise 22.0 with the following antimalware and antivirus programs.
You may need to adjust some settings in these programs to get the best QuickBooks performance.
- Trend Micro Security
- Panda Dome
Note: QuickBooks will work with systems running Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) but it’s not recommended because it may cause QuickBooks to operate slowly.
QuickBooks Desktop 2022 requires internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the connected services to work smoothly.