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Help installing files on new computer

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Anna S
QuickBooks Team

Help installing files on new computer

Hello, @michele7.


I'm happy to help you with installing files on your new computer, but first, there's a couple of questions I need to ask you.


  • Are you installing QuickBooks on a new computer?
  • Are you trying to upload your backed up files to your new computer?


By answering these questions, I can give you the best steps to help install the correct files on your computer. Although I'll go ahead and provided the steps below for installing the program on your new computer:


  1. First, make sure your computer meets the system requirements for the install.
  2. Next, you'll need to download your version of QuickBooks Desktop and have your product and license number handy.
  3. Then, open your downloaded QuickBooks.exe file and follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Accept the software and license agreement, then click Next.
  5. After entering your product and license number, press Next.
  6. Decided if you need an Express or Custom and Network install.
  7. Finally, you can Activate the QuickBooks Desktop.


That's all there is to it. Now your QuickBooks is installed on your new computer, and you can get back to business. However, during this process, you can get some installation errors, but we have an article that goes over how to fix installation errors too. 


Please let me know if this helps. I look forward to your reply.

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