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Inet-Arlington
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Old computer is having problem. Need to reinstall QB 2012 Windows on a new computer, but lost the CD. I have the other packaging and license number.

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Best answer December 10, 2018

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IntuitNina
Level 3

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hello Inet Arlington,

I'm here to help.

Let's make sure first that your computer meets the system requirements your software needs. Once you're done verifying, you can then begin downloading and installing your QuickBooks 2012 through this link:

https://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/Support/ProductUpdates.aspx

Note: QuickBooks 2012 is no longer a supported version of QuickBooks. If you're using a product affected by the service discontinuation (QuickBooks Payroll Service, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services through the QuickBooks 2012 software) and want to maintain access to your services, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version of QuickBooks as soon as possible.

Feel free to let me know if you other concerns.

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IntuitNina
Level 3

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hello Inet Arlington,

I'm here to help.

Let's make sure first that your computer meets the system requirements your software needs. Once you're done verifying, you can then begin downloading and installing your QuickBooks 2012 through this link:

https://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/Support/ProductUpdates.aspx

Note: QuickBooks 2012 is no longer a supported version of QuickBooks. If you're using a product affected by the service discontinuation (QuickBooks Payroll Service, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services through the QuickBooks 2012 software) and want to maintain access to your services, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version of QuickBooks as soon as possible.

Feel free to let me know if you other concerns.

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qbteachmt
Level 15

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

QB 2012 cannot run on W8 or W10, as well.

QB Pro 2016 is under $200; your data file is now falling further behind. It might be the right time for the new computer to get a new and Supported and QB updated program.

gpom
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

QuickBooks ran on my Windows 10 computer for years until last night when it died and says that I need to re do IE8 for it to work again.  I can't find my original disk and license key.

JamesDuanT
Moderator

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hello gpom,

 

There different ways to locate the license and product numbers. You can find it:

  • within QuickBooks
  • through Customer Account Maintenance Page (CAMPs)
  • using the License Look Up tool

You can use this link for more information: Find QuickBooks Desktop and Point of Sale product and license info.

 

Once you've retrieved your license and product numbers, you can go to this link and download the QuickBooks Desktop: https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products.

 

Make sure your computer meets the system requirements before installing the program. You can use the links within this article if you're using a different version.

 

From there, you should be able to install and activate QuickBooks without any issues.

 

Feel free to let me know if you require additional assistance with this.

lorucle
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

please update the link for this query; it no longer works

 

thanks

MaulikH
QuickBooks Team

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hey there, Lorucle.

 

The QuickBooks Community has your back. If you were looking for the system requirements for QuickBooks 2012 for Windows, there was no Intuit article available. I did happen to find the short synopsis of them for you thou.

 

Operating System
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012

(May work on newer operating systems in Windows 7 compatibility mode, but this is not guaranteed)

Processor:
2.0GHz Pentium 4 processor; 2.4GHz recommended

RAM:
1 GB minimum for client
2 GB or more strongly recommended

Disk space:
2.5 GB (additional space required for data files)


Screen resolution:
Optimized for 1024x768 or higher; supports 800x600 using the Small Fonts setting in Windows Control Panel > Display settings

Minimum network requirements:
100 Mbps network card
100 Mbps switch or router
40 Mbps network bandwidth

 

You can also view this link below for a more thorough guide. If you have any questions please let me know. Have a great weekend!

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

@lorucle 

You may download the installer file from the following link

https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products

 

JackieIBCLC
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

I have a similar situation with my old hard drive dead and retrieving my quickbooks 2012 that has my current 2019 and 2020 quickbooks on the files. If I get a new laptop and load 2012 quickbooks to it and then move files to it, will it work good enough to get info off and then update quickbooks to 2020? 

Nick_M
QuickBooks Team

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hi there, JackielBCLC.

 

Thanks for dropping by the Community. You should have no issues downloading QBDT 2012 to port over the files to a newer version. I'm happy to provide some additional information on the transfer process as well. 

 

You'll need to upgrade your company files so you can continue using them in your latest version. First, you'll need to log in to Windows as an admin user. Then, prep your company file and upgrade it. Here's how:

  1. Open your original version of QuickBooks. Then, open the company file you want to upgrade.
  2. On your keyboard, press F2 to open the Product Information window.
  3. See in the File Information section and take note where you saved your company file on your computer.
  4. Run the Rebuild Tool for your company file to preps it for the upgrade. 

 

Once done, QuickBooks will prompt you to upgrade your company file as you open the newest version. Ensure all users are logged out before opening, then follow these steps below:

  1. Open your new version of QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Click the Open or Restore Company. You can also go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company.
  3. Choose Open a company file, then click Next. If you have a backup company file (QBB) instead of a company file (QBW), select Restore a backup copy and then Local backup.
  4. Browse your computer and locate your company file. 
  5. Once found, click to open it. Then, log in to your company file as an admin user.
  6. QuickBooks will automatically create a backup of your existing company file before you upgrade. You can also save the backup in a specific folder by clicking the Change this default location.
  7. Click Update Now

QuickBooks will now start to upgrade. Once completed, click Done. You can now open your existing company file in your new version of QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Here's an article for your reference: Upgrade your company files after switching to a new version of QuickBooks Desktop.

 

You can also read through our help article: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release. This will guide you on how you can update your QuickBooks to its latest release. 

 

If there's anything else you need, feel free to post here anytime. Thank you for your time and have a nice afternoon. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

You may try converting your QBD 2012 company file on QBD 2015 or QBD 2019 prior to opening it on QBD 2020 or 2021.

DoreenT
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

I need help with the installation and registration of my QuickBooks premier accountant edition 2012. I moved my operations to another PC and ever since I tried  to register online a dialogue message keeps popping up "checking whether you're online and currently registered" it keeps reloading even if I restart QuickBooks. I still have my product number and license number with me. I need urgent help

Rose-A
Moderator

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hey there, DoreenT.

 

QuickBooks Premier - Accountant Edition 2012 is a discontinued and no longer supported version of QuickBooks. Registering it online is currently unavailable. Intuit discontinues live support and access to add-on business services of older desktop versions of QuickBooks to focus on supporting more current versions.

 

You might want to consider upgrading your QuickBooks Desktop so you can continue and back to running your normal business processing. 

 

However, if you want to keep your QuickBooks version, I'd suggest getting in touch with our Support Team to help you install and re-register the program using a validation code. Unlike in this public forum, they have the tools required to get the correct authentication code.

 

I'll be sharing with you this article: System requirements for QuickBooks 2020 and Enterprise Solutions 20.0. It contains information about the operating system, hardware, software, and other requirements to run QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Please know that you can always get back into this post if you have more questions. I'll keep an eye on your response. Have a good one.

Volunteer50
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

I have purchased QB Pro2021 but need to convert our company file which is QB Pro 2009 to it. I understand I have to move it 3 years at a time - to QB2012, then QB2015, and so on until I can open it in QB2021.  I happen to have a version of QB2015 and can get a trial version of QB2018 online. I just need a version of QB2012. Help please!!

BettyJaneB
QuickBooks Team

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

I'd be glad to help you download the 2012 version of QuickBooks Desktop, @Volunteer50.

 

You can download the 2012 version of QuickBooks Desktop by going to this link: Downloads & Updates. Just make sure to select the right region and version. I've attached a snip for your reference in this process: 

After that, make sure to restore the file in between versions to avoid file damage.

  1. Install QuickBooks Desktop in your new computer.
  2. Create a backup company file on your original computer.
  3. Save the backup file somewhere you can easily find it and give a unique name so it's simply to identify. 
  4. Move the backup company file to your new computer.
  5. Follow the steps to restore the backup on your new computer.
  6. If you use payroll, download the latest tax table after you move your file.

Once transferred, let's start to upgrade your company file. Here's how:

  1. Make sure all users are logged out of your company file.
  2. Open your new version of QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company.
  4. Click Restore a backup copy and then click Local backup
  5. Browse your computer for your company file. You wrote down the file location in Step 1. Select it and then click Open
  6. Sign in to your company file as an admin user.
  7. Before you upgrade, QuickBooks automatically creates a backup of your existing company file. You can select Change this default location to save the backup in a specific folder.
  8. Choose Update Now to start the upgrade.
  9. Click Done.

Once done, you can now open your existing company file in your new version of QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Additionally, you can refer to this article to update QuickBooks to the latest software release: Update QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Furthermore, I'd also suggest visiting this website: Get QuickBooks Desktop user guides. It contains do-it-yourself articles, training, and pro advice that will help you get familiar with QuickBooks Desktop. 

 

Please let me know if you have other concerns. I'm just around to help.

Volunteer50
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Thanks for the link to get QB2012 - however, it asks for a licence # to do the download. Do you know, is there a Trial Version for QB2012 I can download to do my conversion from QB2009?

 

BTW, I have the Canadian version of QB Pro - both 2009 and the newly puchased 2021.

 

Thanks!

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

@Volunteer50 

If you are using QBD CA version, contact Support CA and ask them for any trial license you need to upgrade your old file. Another option, consider purchasing a 3rd party upgrade service. 

tahir1
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

i am using 2012 quickbook version in my macbook pro by mistake i lost my all previous 8 years record first of all i would like to have my all records back and second i open new account on quickbook with same company but it is not working and now quickbook asking me the license number and product number but during my office moving i lost my quickbook cd and license number and product number as well, so plz help meto find my previous record or at least my license number and product number. Thank you very much for your help

ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

I got you, @tahir1.

 

I'll share the steps on how you can get your QuickBooks license and product number. There are three ways to see your product info, either in the product information window, camps.intuit.com, or our license tool. Here's how.

 

From the Product Information Window:

 

  1. Open your QuickBooks.
  2. On your keyboard, press F2.
  3. See your license and product number at the opt of the Product Information window.

 

 

 

To view via CAMPS:

  1. Go to camps.intuit.com
  2. Sign in with your Intuit Account info. This could be different from what you use to sign in to your company file.
  3. Select QuickBooks Desktop.
  4. Find your subscription in the Products & Services list.
  5. Click Details.

 

Lastly, you can use our license tool to retrieve your info. 

 

  1. Click this link https://emaillicense.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/licensenumber.
  2. Choose from Business email or Business phone. Then, enter your phone or email address. This is the email and phone number you used when purchasing QuickBooks.
  3. Tap the Find license and product number button.
  4. After that, an email will be sent containing your details. Make sure you're using the primary email address on file.

 

 

 

If you forgot what email address you're using, go back to camps.intuit.com then choose Claim Account. This will let you connect accounts that have different emails.

 

About recovering your lost data, you can follow the steps found in this article on how to restore a backup of your company file.

 

I'm also attaching this link here in case you need help with other tasks in QBDT. Just browse for topics that suit your concern. 

 

I'm just a post away if you still have questions or concerns with the program. Don't hesitate to reply anytime. Take care and have a wonderful day ahead.

TJ--
Level 1

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

I have quickbooks 2020

Maybelle_S
QuickBooks Team

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

Hello there, @TJ--.

 

I want to ensure this is taken care of, but before I do, can you elaborate more on your concern so that I can give you the right amount of information to resolve the issue.

 

If you wish to get the QuickBooks license and product number, you can follow the steps given by my colleague above.

 

Furthermore, I'd also suggest visiting this website: Get QuickBooks Desktop user guides. It contains do-it-yourself articles, training, and pro advice that will help you get familiar with QuickBooks Desktop. 

 

If there's anything else you need, feel free to post here anytime. We're always here to help.

CCHIPSS
Active Member

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

HI there.  My Canadian company updated my PC recently and I need to reinstall QuickBooks.  I had already pressed F2 while running QuickBooks, to found out that it is the "Quickbooks: Premier Contractor Edition 2012 Release R16P".  I have written down the license number and product number.  I then proceed to this download link 

 

https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products?productName=QuickBooks%20Desktop%20Premier&editio...

 

However when I put in the license number and product key, it says "incorrect license/product numbers".  I have doubled checked and all numbers are correct.  Is this because this version is the wrong version?  Please let me know and point me to the correct download link.  Thanks!

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Where can I download Quickbooks 2012 for Windows. I have a license need to move computers but lost CD

@CCHIPSS 

It is possible you have a license for QB Desktop 2012 CA version, not US version. The download site only provides the installer file of QBD CA version for 2016 version or later. 

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