I use QuickBooks Simple Start 2009 solely for creating and tracking invoices. I am a freelancer and most of my clients pay me through W2. I have only a few clients who pay me through 1099 and I need to invoice. I only create about a dozen invoices a year so signing on for a $12 a month subscription is not viable for me. I am perfectly happy continuing to use the 2009 product.
I recently had to reinstall Windows. I have reinstalled Quick Books but the updater will not work. I can't open my company file because it was created with a v14 update and the install is v6. How can I get the necessary updates?
By googling, I could find some sites provide the installer file to download. Mostly they claim it is 100% virus free. Unfortunately, I won't recommend it at all. We don't sure whether the installer has been modified with any malicious code (e.g ransomware). Consider migrating your file to QB US Pro edition instead to avoid any renewal payment.