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Install quickbooks on a laptop

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Install quickbooks on a laptop

Good day, @lindavasquez1200,


Installing QuickBooks is fast and easy. Make sure to check the minimum system requirements for your version beforehand to avoid any installation issues. See these links:



You've come to the right place to help you with moving your QuickBooks software to another location or computer. 


There are two ways you can do this. Follow the steps I've prepared for you:


Option 1: Migrator Tool.


On the old computer:

  1. Go to the File menu.
  2. Choose Utilities, then click Move QuickBooks to another computer.
  3. Tap on I'm Ready, then create a one-time password.
  4. Pick the USB flash drive you will use, then wait until all filed are copied.

On the new computer:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive.
  2. Wait for the Move QuickBooks tool, or run Move_QuickBooks.bat file from your flash drive.
  3. Enter the password you created, then select Let's go.
  4. Wait for the process to complete.

Please note that the duration of the migration will depend on the speed of your computer and internet, and the size of your company file. You can get the steps here: Move to or reinstall QuickBooks Desktop in another computer


Option 2: Install QuickBooks manually.


To download the program on your new computer, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Downloads & Updates page to get the download link.
  2. Enter your CountryProduct and Version.
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Select the Download button.

Next, you can proceed with installing the program. You can get the complete process in this article: Install QuickBooks Desktop.


Once installed, you can now restore the back up copy of company file from the old location to the new computer. Here's how:

  1. Go to the File tab, and go to Open or Restore Company.
  2. Select Restore a backup copy, then Next.
  3. Choose Local Backup, then Next.
  4. From the Look In drop-down, browse the location of the backup file.
  5. Click the backup file from the folder. The file name should appear as [Company Name].qbb.
  6. Hit Open, then Next.
  7. From the Save in drop-down, locate the location where you want to save the restored file.
  8. In the File name field, type a new file name then Save.

In case you get installation issues along the way, you can follow the solutions outlined in this article: Using the QBInstall tool.


If you have any questions or need further help with anything in QuickBooks, let me know by leaving a comment below. I'm here to share and provide additional assistance with the installation. Have a lovely day!

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