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Download QuickBooks Desktop

SOLVEDby QuickBooks176Updated December 02, 2022

Learn how to download QuickBooks Desktop.

Note: If you need to reinstall or move QuickBooks Desktop to another computer, we’ll show you how with the migrator tool.

To begin your download, go to the Downloads & Updates page to get the download link for your version of QuickBooks.

To download the installation file:

  1. From the Downloads & Updates page, select your country, product, and version.
    If you don't know what version you use, see Not sure what version you use?
  2. Select Download.

If you already have QuickBooks Desktop and want to upgrade your product to a newer version, see Upgrade to a New Desktop version.


When you install QuickBooks, you'll need to enter your license and product number.

Don't know them yet?
To find your license and product number:

  • For a downloaded product, look in the purchase confirmation email you received from Intuit.  You can also  sign into your account and view your license in the Products & Services section and select the product to download.
  • If you purchased QuickBooks on CD, look for the scratch-off label in the original packaging (next to the UPC code).
  • ProAdvisors can view software information in the ProAdvisor section of QuickBooks Online Accountant.
  • If you haven't previously registered your QuickBooks software and you still can't find your license and product number,  check out missing or illegible installation numbers.
  • If you registered your QuickBooks software before, you can get help with your license number with our License Look Up Tool.
  • If you bought QuickBooks from our website and downloaded it: The license number and product code are in the confirmation email.
  • If you bought QuickBooks Desktop from a retail outlet: The license number and product code are in the inside panel of the folder where the CD is.

Haven’t purchased QuickBooks yet? Visit our product page.

Haven’t purchased QuickBooks yet? Visit our product page.

QuickBooks Desktop versions from too long ago aren't available for download. We can't ensure older software will run on newer systems. We don't support or offer downloads for those products.

Older versions

In line with Intuit's discontinuation plan for older products, discontinued products cannot be registered for the first time. You can re-register discontinued products if they have been registered before and are being reinstalled.

You can contact us to get the validation code, but assisted support for discontinued products is no longer available.

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