I used Premier Enterprise 2012 to update the files and now in Desktop Pro 2020 says it can't open an Enterprise database. Anyway to fix this or do i need a different trial product (if available to update the databases)?
Hi there, @Charlie Knotts.
QuickBooks have a 3 or 4-years cycle for updating. Since the gap of your QuickBooks data file is a bit long, you can consider trying the interim jump. This way, we can make sure your file data is compatible with the current version.
You'll have to restore the 2008 file in a 2012 > 2016 and then 2020. First off, you can download a trial version of QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) Pro 2012 then restore the file, then create a backup file.
Then, install a trial version of QBDT Pro 2016 and restore the backup file, then create a new backup.
Once done, you can now restore the new backup file to your QBDT Pro 2020.
Also, please know that it's important that your computer is compatible with QuickBooks to use the product seamlessly.
Keep in touch if you need any more assistance with this, or there's something else I can do for you. I've got your back. Have a good day.
Pro to Premier and back is fine all the time but once you convert to Enterprise you cannot go back without third party help (google BigRedConsulting). Enterorise is a different database type
Downloaded 2012 but there is no trial version. While installing I'm prompted to enter the license and product numbers. I am upgrading from 2008 to 2020, I need license and product numbers for 2012 and 2016 Pro. Thank you.
Downloaded 2012 but there is no trial version. While installing I'm prompted to enter the license and product numbers. I am upgrading from 2008 to 2020, I need trial license and product numbers for 2012 and 2016 Pro. Thank you
Check our profile and send your business email address in a private message to us. We may share the trial license code of QBD 2011 Pro and QBD 2015 Pro for your stepping stones migrating to QBD 2020.