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Installing QB Premier Edition 2014 from old to new computer


We have a QB Premier Edition 2014 Release R16P installed in a Win 10 computer. How do I install this on a new computer without the CD installer?


I did try installing updated QB versions but it says that my license number and product key are invalid though the information I put it came from the Product Information page of the software.

Appreciate your advise.




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QuickBooks Team

Installing QB Premier Edition 2014 from old to new computer

Hello jbernal,


It's awesome that you've been using QuickBooks Desktop 2014! I hope that you've been enjoying the program and I'm excited to hear you've got a new computer. It's always great to upgrade your system, especially when you can get the latest technology. I'll go over your options for installing 2014 on this new system.


At this time, Intuit has download links available for the most recent years of the program. In this case, 2014 is an old and unsupported version of the program. This means that you'd need the install disc in order to install it on your new computer. You may also be able to pull the install files from your old computer, put them on a USB stick, and then use them to install on the new computer, but that's not guaranteed to work. It's also not guaranteed whether the program will update to its highest release.


It's great that you've still got the product and licence number for your original product. I suspect what's happened is you've downloaded a more recent version or a non-Canadian version of the program, which is why it's rejecting your numbers. The licence and product numbers are tied to specific yearly and regional versions of the program.


Because of that, these instances often call for upgrading to the newest version of the software. You can take a look at the new features in QuickBooks 2020 here: What's new in QuickBooks Desktop 2020


You can check out our Pro and Premier comparison page to learn more about the current monthly rates for QuickBooks Desktop: Compare Pro and Premier If you're interested in yearly rates or purchasing the program outright, I recommend getting in touch with our sales team for assistance. The team can be reached at 1-888-829-8589 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET.


I'm here if you'd like clarification about the above. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Installing QB Premier Edition 2014 from old to new computer

Company only provides the installer of CA version for 2016-2020 in the website


As mentioned by LauraAB , consider upgrading to 2020 version. If you seek the one time license, consider to cross-grade to US Premier edition instead. You have to purchase a 3rd party conversion service.


Just my 2 cents.


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