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Move licenses to new machines

We purchased 50 licenses for Quickbooks 2014 Accountant. We have retired 27 of the machines and replaced them with newer computers.

Is there anything special we need to do to install Quickbooks on these new machines?

Thanks, 

Joel

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Best answer 04-26-2019

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Re: Hello, yoder.161. That's a good question. All you have t...

Greetings, @BBroughton

 

Thank you for joining the Community. I'm happy to provide you with easy steps on how to move the license to a new computer for Quickbooks 2016, as well as helpful links to learn more about the process. 

 

To start, install QuickBooks Desktop on the new computer before moving your files. After installation, please refer to the steps below to move your old QuickBooks data:

  1. Create a back up of your file on the old computer. 
  2. Rename your company file on the old computer to avoid using the wrong file.
  3. Copy the backup file to your new computer:
    • using a flash drive or other external device; or
    • through a network, if the computers are connected.
  4. Restore the backup on your new computer.

Also, if you're using payroll, download the latest tax table after you move your file to make sure your payroll has accurate information. I've also attached the following articles for more details and additional ways to move you QuickBooks and files to a new computer:

That should point you in the right direction today. Keep me posted how it goes or if you have any other questions about migrating license to a new computer. I'll be happy to help you out. Have a great day ahead. 

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Hello, yoder.161. That's a good question.  All you have t...

Hello, yoder.161.

That's a good question. 

All you have to do is install QuickBooks on the new computer and enter the registration and product numbers. Moving or copying your data file from one computer to another requires several steps to ensure that you won't lose any company information. You can check these links that will help you with the process:

If you need further assistance with any of the steps in the article, you can also contact our QuickBooks support. Here's where you can get our phone number: How and when can I contact Support? (USA only).

Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!

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The links don't work. Can I do this for 2016 version?

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The links are dead. How do I migrate licenses to new computer for Quickbooks 2016.

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Re: Hello, yoder.161. That's a good question. All you have t...

Greetings, @BBroughton

 

Thank you for joining the Community. I'm happy to provide you with easy steps on how to move the license to a new computer for Quickbooks 2016, as well as helpful links to learn more about the process. 

 

To start, install QuickBooks Desktop on the new computer before moving your files. After installation, please refer to the steps below to move your old QuickBooks data:

  1. Create a back up of your file on the old computer. 
  2. Rename your company file on the old computer to avoid using the wrong file.
  3. Copy the backup file to your new computer:
    • using a flash drive or other external device; or
    • through a network, if the computers are connected.
  4. Restore the backup on your new computer.

Also, if you're using payroll, download the latest tax table after you move your file to make sure your payroll has accurate information. I've also attached the following articles for more details and additional ways to move you QuickBooks and files to a new computer:

That should point you in the right direction today. Keep me posted how it goes or if you have any other questions about migrating license to a new computer. I'll be happy to help you out. Have a great day ahead. 

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