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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

 
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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

if you buy from intuit they will do it for free

other wise, make a back up in 08, then it needs to be restored in 2011/12 and another back up made, then that one needs to be restored in 2014/15 and a back up made, then that should restore in 2019.  but if not yet another back up has to be made in 2017/18

Call around as see if anyone has those year versions installed and will help you out

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

Save a portable file (QBM) on your 2008 software, then use 2019 desktop to restore it.   Worked for me.   No intermediate steps needed.    Did not work with QBW or QBB files.

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

THANK YOU! That worked!!

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

Portable file worked for me. Converted 2008 to 2019, then was able to convert to Quickbooks Online.  

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

After many failed attempts, I was able to upgrade the .QBW file.  I used File Doctor (not the Quick Fix) and the default username "Admin" and no password.  It's very frustrating that the upgrade process is so lengthy and only lets you know that the user/password was wrong at the end (after ~20 minutes in my case).

I know it's old, but QB should be able to directly import data from earlier versions of its own software in the main application.  Having to figure out that you need to download a separate "File Doctor" whose operation is poorly explained and then takes a ridiculous amount of time is not exactly user friendly.

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

Can some one help me out.   I have Quickbook pro 2008 that I have been using for my own personal

book keeping (checking account) .  But for about a week now when I open my QB it wont let me do 

anything.  It says to continue to use "must register"... which I did when I orginally purchased it.  When 

I do attempt to register again it says "sorry can not register" & I must call them.  When I called Intuit

help desk They want me to buy a version for $390.00 + pay them for 2-3hrs of their time to help

me get it working again but wont even tell me how much I need to pay for their time. Can anyone 

PLEASE help me.  I am very very computer illiterate.

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

Can you please explain in detail how to do this.  I am very computer illiterate.

My Quickbookpro 2008 wont work anymore.  Can't open any files. Keeps 

telling me I have to register but when I try it  failes everytime. 

THANK YOU

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

I'll share the reason why you're unable to register your QuickBooks, Kellib1978.

 

QuickBooks Pro 2008 is a discontinued version. With the QuickBooks Desktop Service Discontinuation Policy, older versions will no longer receive product updates and cannot access online services. Thus, you received the error when registering.

 

You'll need a validation code to re-register the program. I suggest reaching out to our customer care support again so they can generate the code. Then, please ensure you have your license and product numbers handy. It's from that information the code will be generated. Here's how you can get in touch with them:

  1. Click Help inside QuickBooks.
  2. Go to QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  3. Select Contact Us.
  4. Enter "Register program" in the description field, then click Continue.
  5. Select either Start messaging or Get a callback

You can also check this article for future reference: Fix license, validation, and registration errors in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

You can always visit us if you have other concerns. We're just around to help you.

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

I tried trying contacting them via help contact & started chat & asked them for a validation code.

Would not give me a validation code instead was told to purchase current new version $399.

I explained that program still works on my old desk top computer but it stopped working on 

my newer lap top.  Any other suggestions how I can fix this problem. I am NOT computer/tech

savy.  Please someon help!!!

 

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QuickBooks Team

I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

Thank you for getting back in here, @kellib1978.

 

As mention by my colleague, @Kristine Mae, your QuickBooks Pro 2008 is a discontinued version. You may be able to use it, but you'll encounter unusual behaviors or errors. 

 

I recommend reaching out again to our support team. They have a safe environment to open your account and provide you the validation code. 

 

We offer support in upgrading your company file to a supported version for the discontinued version of QuickBooks Desktop. If there are any technical issues, we’re unable to support the discontinued version.

 

I've added this resource to guide you about the discontinuation policy of QuickBooks older versions:  QuickBooks Desktop Service Discontinuation Policy.

 

Don't hesitate to comment below if you have other queries. I'm here to help you. Have a nice day.

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I want to update QuickBooks 2008 files to the latest version. How do I do that?

 


@Jeffoffa wrote:

Save a portable file (QBM) on your 2008 software, then use 2019 desktop to restore it.   Worked for me.   No intermediate steps needed.    Did not work with QBW or QBB files.

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Dear Jeffoffa, Last night I transferred 3 of my companies from QB 2008 to QB 2016 using the portable files, QBM.    Only 4 more to go!  Thanks very much for your suggestion.  JC


 

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