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Do I really need to purchase an additional license because I have 3 computers?

I have 3 computers. (2 houses, one work). I am the only Quickbooks user. Do I really need to purchase an additional license for this? I understand the EULA says one main and one portable install, but I am the only user. Will QB prevent me from installing on my 3rd computer? I am trying to decide whether to drop the online version as my monthly cost just got jacked up. 

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Best answer 12-10-2018

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Do I really need to purchase an additional license because I have 3 computers?

No, if you're the only user it is OK to install QB on your different machines.

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Anonymous
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Do I really need to purchase an additional license because I have 3 computers?

No, if you're the only user it is OK to install QB on your different machines.

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Do I really need to purchase an additional license because I have 3 computers?

Just remember, your company files on the different computers will be not be synced. You have to remember to make a backup, and restore that on the next computer, every time you move to one of the other computers. It seems like a simple thing to do, but it is very easy to forget, and enter data at 2 locations, and that cannot be combined!

If at all possible, it is way safer and better to use a remote access to make the entries all on the one computer.

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Do I really need to purchase an additional license because I have 3 computers?

how do I combine the data that was entered in two different computers?

i have a few estimates in one desktop and a few more things in one laptop, I did the backup in the laptop   using onedrive, but when I tried to restore in the desktop all the data that was there before does not show up anymore. 

please help

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Do I really need to purchase an additional license because I have 3 computers?

Thanks for joining the thread, @yuriko.

 

I hope you're having a beautiful day. Allow me to provide some insight into combining two separate company files.

 

When you have two company files on two separate computers, QuickBooks Desktop will recognize each file but won't allow you to combine the two into one. However, if you need to blend the information in these two files, I recommend checking out the QuickBooks app center. The website has over 600 third party applications that you can search through to find an app that allows you to combine both company files into one. You can ask other Community members for their suggestions as well.

 

Feel free to hit the reply button if you have any further questions or concerns. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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