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MB28
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

I have been using QB Desktop 2014 and now want to move to Online, but need to upgrade the company file first.  The support article suggests downloading a trial version, but when I try to open my company file with QB Desktop Pro 2020 I get the message This company file was not created with the US version of QuickBooks.  How can I get a trial version of QB Desktops that will open a UK company file and allow me to upgrade to online?

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Best answer February 29, 2020

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Download the trial license for UK version from the following link

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/getting-started/download-a-trial-of-quickbooks-des...

 

One you are ready to proceed, open your new QBO UK version

https://quickbooks.grsm.io/UK

 

Good luck!

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Download the trial license for UK version from the following link

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/getting-started/download-a-trial-of-quickbooks-des...

 

One you are ready to proceed, open your new QBO UK version

https://quickbooks.grsm.io/UK

 

Good luck!

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Craig Boyd
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

How do I purchase the UK version of QB PRO 2020 (download) and get the license and product number mailed to me. I reside in South Africa.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

UK trial version of QB Desktop

@Craig Boyd 

You have to purchase the QB Desktop subscription thru a reseller

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/uk/desktop/

 

If your company is not located in the UK, consider using QBD US version with a one time license instead. 

Craig Boyd
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Thank you. I downloaded the US version but id did not work in South Africa. Hence me wanting to download the UK version. Your assistance is appreciated.

Dart2309
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Hi. When installing and running the uk trial version it asks me for a license number & product code. I see the US version gets these listed on the download page for access to the trial version, but the UK trial version does not?

How can I access the UK trial version?

 

For your info, I'm looking to upgrade from running the 2013 pro QB.

 

Many thanks!

MaryLandT
QuickBooks Team

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Let me help download the QuickBooks Desktop trial account, Dart2309.

 

You can use this link to download the trial version: QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2021. This won't require a product and license key. 

 

I've added this article for additional information: Download a trial of QuickBooks Desktop.

 

To help you navigate those features in the program, check out this link a guide: Get started with QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Stay in touch with me if you need additional information while downloading the trial version. I'll be right here to help you.

Dart2309
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Apologies, but that link does require a product & license key.

 

The only download I've seen that doesn't require a key was the US version, but that one wouldn't accept my UK backup file.

 

It seems my only choice is to purchase a new UK license?

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katherinejoyceO
QuickBooks Team

UK trial version of QB Desktop

Thanks for your swift response, @Dart2309

 

As an additional insight, You may need to use the converter kit.

Download and install the upgrader's kit (QuickBooks 2006)

 

Click here to download our upgrader's kit and save the .exe file in a temporary location on your computer. This upgrader's kit is a special trial version of QuickBooks 2006. It'll ask you to install SimpleStart, Regular, Pro, or Premier Accountant edition. 

 

Install the same edition you are currently using. After installing, you'll have two months and six uses before the software acts you to activate. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the file and double-click the .exe file that you just downloaded. Follow the on-screen instructions.

 

When asked for an installation code, use the following: 26512-85587-55550-710133. This code will allow you to use the trial version of QuickBooks for 60 days, but you will not be able to activate it.

 

When asked where you want to install QuickBooks, choose a different location than your current version of QuickBooks. Do not install on top of your old version.

 

If you encounter problems updating, please contact QuickBooks support to get more assistance and other options. 

 

Let me know if you have more questions about upgrading. We're always here to guide. 

Alan Stainer
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

The first two download links on this page are the same and they are not the trial version.

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/new-subscriptions/download-a-trial-of-quickbooks-d...

 

The third link (for accountants) does appear to be a trial version, as it even has the word trial in the file name.

Red Rick
Level 1

UK trial version of QB Desktop

I had the same issue as you. Found the free trial license number & product code, but it only works for the US version. I eventually spoke to a v helpful desktop support consultant called Ashley Horne who confirmed that the UK website is currently not linking to a free trial version, as a free trial should never ask for a licence key. Instead he gave me a link to download an ACTUAL free trial of Desktop Pro 2021 which has now worked. I'm not allowed to post a weblink here, but Ashley can be contacted on the Desktop Support Line: [phone number removed]

 
Good luck
Richard