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Changed computers/ new quickbooks

I had windows 7 & quickbooks desk 2017.

bought new laptop with windows 8 & bought quickbooks desktop 2020. Is there anyway to just get my 2019 data onto 2020 version. My not real “ computer smart”. 

Level 11

Changed computers/ new quickbooks

1. Secure a backup file (QBB) on your current QB Desktop

2. Install your new QB 2020 on your new computer and activate the license.

3. Copy and paste that QBB file into a folder of your new computer

4. Restore it on your QB 2020


Good luck!


Changed computers/ new quickbooks

We can move your data from one computer to another, 1Chris.


To move your 2019 data from your Windows 7 to your new laptop with Windows 8, here's the process that we can do:

  1. Create a backup copy of your 2019 data and save it on a removable disk or flash drive.
  2. Restore the backup copy to your new laptop with QuickBooks Desktop 2020.

Before we do any of the steps, I'd recommend doing the Verify and Rebuild process. This is to ensure that your current data is not damaged or corrupted.


Once we're ready, we can start the first step. We can follow the steps under the Back up your company file manually section in this article: Back up your QuickBooks Desktop company file.


For the Step 2, make sure you've already installed QuickBooks Desktop 2020 on the new laptop. After that, we can restore the company file. You can follow the detailed steps in this link: Restore a backup of your company file.


You can also use this article for reference of the whole process: Move your company files to another computer.


I know you can do this! Just seek our assistance if you need one. Have a great day!

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