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Which Windows 10 version works best for QuickBooks Desktop?

Find out if the Windows 10 version installed on your computer is compatible with QuickBooks Desktop.

You are not required to update from your current Operating System (Windows 7 or 8) to Windows 10. However, if you've updated or bought a new computer with Windows 10 already installed, we can help you check the version to ensure its compatibility with QuickBooks Desktop.

How do I check my Windows 10 version?

Not everyone uses Windows 10 on the same version. To check the version as well as other specifications...

  1. Select the Start menu and type About your PC.
  2. Select About your PC, then scroll down to find your version number.

Which versions of Windows 10 are supported with QuickBooks Desktop?

Now that you have your version number, look below to see which is certified to work with QuickBooks Desktop.

  • Windows 10 version 1809 (latest): Desktop 2018-2019 aren't fully certified yet. However, we aren't aware of any major issues preventing you from using QuickBooks on this version of Windows 10, so you shouldn't have any trouble.
  • Windows 10 version 1803: QuickBooks Desktop 2018-2019 are fully certified to work properly on version 1803 of Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 version 1709: QuickBooks Desktop 2018-2019 are fully certified to work properly on version 1709 of Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 version 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703: If you are using the Home or Pro versions of Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703, we recommend you update to the latest release of Windows 10. Microsoft has already discontinued support for these versions. See Windows Life-Cycle fact sheet for more details.
Note: If you need to rollback a recent upgrade of Windows 10, you can follow the steps on how to recover or restore your previous version of Windows using the Rollback feature from Microsoft Help.

Don't forget to ask help from an IT or computer professional before making any changes to your Windows Operating System.

Enable .NET Framework 3.5 to ensure optimal compatibility with QuickBooks Desktop

Some instances of Windows 10 do not have .NET 3.5 Framework enabled by default, which QuickBooks Desktop needs to function properly. To ensure you have the smoothest experience possible on Windows 10, it is recommended to enable (or check to ensure it is enabled) .NET Framework 3.5 by following the steps below.

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows+R to open the Run window.
  2. Type Control Panel, then select OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a Program, then Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. Ensure that .NET Framework 3.5 is enabled (checked), as well as .NET Framework 4.5 (it should be selected by default).
    • If it is not checked, select it and then select OK.
    • If it is already checked, then select Cancel.

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