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QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

The system requirements for QB Desktop 2019 include a 2.4Ghz processor.  My computer has a 2.0Ghz processor.  Will the software refuse to install, or will it install and just run a bit slowly?


Thanks in advance.

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QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

Hello there, @erslah.


Thanks for reaching out to us about system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2019. I'm here to clear this out for you.


You're correct. The minimum processor gigahertz (GHz) requirement is 2.4. There are some instances that you can still install QuickBooks on a 2.0Ghz processor. However, this doesn't guarantee the best QuickBooks performance.  


We advise meeting the system requirements to ensure the application is compatible with your setup and will help avoid problems when installing and using it.


That should get you going today, erslah. I'm still here to help you more if you have additional question about QuickBooks Desktop. Just drop a comment below. Have a good one.

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QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

@HoneyLynn_G is correct. 2.4 Ghz processor as a minimum is the as tested and approved and guaranteed to work.  Here is a corollary. You might have a performance car that requires 91 octane gas but can you run it on cheaper 87? Sure but  performance will be lower and over time it can cause mechanical problems. 


A quick search brings up a deal at Dell, for example. 11" laptop that meets minimum specs for QB for only $180. That is less than the price of the software

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QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

is there any other requirement???  Our Quickbooks is Desktop Pro 2019, like memory, storage or specific processor???

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QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

Need something else like specific Memory size, storage, processor??

QuickBooks Team

QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

Hello there, juvenal.


Thanks for joining this thread. I'm here to help provide some additional information about the system requirements for QuickBooks 2019.


To run QuickBooks Pro 2019 version, a computer system is required with at least 1GB RAM for a single user and 2GB RAM for multiple users. A compatible computer must also contain at least 2.5GB of available disk space for the program and data files. If you plan to use Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings, you should have at least 2.0GB RAM is required.


For additional reference, you can check this article to learn more about the system requirements in QuickBooks: 

To learn how to install QuickBooks Desktop, you can follow the detailed steps in this article: Install QuickBooks Desktop


Don't hesitate to drop a comment below if you have any other questions about the system requirements. I'd be happy to answer them for you. 

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