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I have purchased a new computer and want to trnsfer my Quickbooks program to new computer. TY

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I have purchased a new computer and want to trnsfer my Quickbooks program to new computer. TY

Welcome and thanks for visiting the Community, @asonderpls-aol-c.


Transferring your QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) on a new computer is pretty easy. Just make sure that you have your product and license info available. Then, download your version of QBDT and save the file somewhere you can easily find it.


Also, follow the steps in this article to create a backup company file on your original computer: Back up your QuickBooks Desktop company file.


Once done, here's how to install it:


  1. Open the file QuickBooks.exe you downloaded.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions. Accept the software license agreement and then select Next.
  3. Enter your Product and License numbers. Then tick Next.
  4. You have two options for installing QuickBooks: express, or custom and network.


After that, QuickBooks will ask you to activate and update it. If you need detailed steps, please refer to this article: Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.


Once done, you can now restore your data on the new computer. Refer to this article for further guidance: Restore a backup of your company file.


If you want to learn more about transferring company files from one computer to another, check out this article: Move your company files to another computer.


Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns by leaving a comment below. I'll be more than happy to answer them. Take care and have a good one!

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