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Level 1

QuickBooks Pro 2018

I am the treasurer of two small nonprofit organizations. Until now I was running both companies on one license of desktop QuickBooks Pro 2018. Soon I will give up my treasurership at one of the organizations. My plan is to pass to the new treasurer the license for the 2018 Pro with the company's Quickbooks file and purchase a Desktop Quickbooks Premier 2020 for the remaining treasurership.  I have a few questions related to this:

1. Is there any way for me to pass to the new treasurer the 2018 Pro License while keeping my copy for a couple of months, so I can train her on Zoom? (we are both doing this from our homes, not on the same network)

2. Is there a way to have on the same Windows 10 PC two Quickbooks installations (one 2018 Pro and one 2020 premier)?

3. Is a 2018 Pro company file importable into 2020 premier?

4. Should I have asked any other questions? ;-) 

 

Thank you.

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QuickBooks Team

QuickBooks Pro 2018

I can see that this is your first post so I'd like to welcome you here, GDF1.

 

Let me answer all your questions. 

 

You can transfer the file to the new treasurer. What we need to do is to change or update Primary Contact on your QuickBooks Account. Here's how to do it:

  1. Log in to Your QuickBooks Account (CAMPS) online.
  2. Go to the Primary Contact section and select Change.
  3. Select the new primary contact from the list of contacts on the account.
  4. Hit Save and Close.

For the second question, you may experience technical errors when installing both versions on the same device. This works on other computers, but no guarantee.

 

Also, you can import your QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018 file to the Quickbooks Desktop Premier 2020. I have some articles here for your reference on how to do it:

The QuickBooks Community Team is available 24/7 if you need our help. Post again here if you have additional questions. 

 

I'm looking forward to assisting you again. Stay safe and healthy! 

Level 15

QuickBooks Pro 2018


@GDF1 wrote:

2. Is there a way to have on the same Windows 10 PC two Quickbooks installations (one 2018 Pro and one 2020 premier)?

You may have more than one QBD year version (i.e Pro/Premier) on the same machine.

 

3. Is a 2018 Pro company file importable into 2020 premier?

Create a backup file and restore it to the new location

 

4. Should I have asked any other questions? ;-)

If you are eligible, purchase the one time license thru Techsoup. Otherwise, purchase it thru a reseller/parner for a lower price. 

 

Thank you.


 

Level 4

QuickBooks Pro 2018

Yes you can have multiple years of QB on the same PC.  I have both 15 and 16 pro installed so that I can work in two different company's files at the same time.

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