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pmurphy
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Upgraded from QB for Mac 20016 to 2020. I've two laptops used in different places. Can I install same license on 2nd computer?

Do I need to purchase an additional license to install QB for Mac 2020 onto a second personal laptop? It's a little confusing...

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Best answer August 14, 2020

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AlexV
QuickBooks Team

Upgraded from QB for Mac 20016 to 2020. I've two laptops used in different places. Can I install same license on 2nd computer?

Good day, pmurphy.

 

It's nice to see you here!

 

Yes, you can install the same license on the 2nd laptop. If you want you can also set up your new QuickBooks Desktop for Mac in multi-user mode so you and all other users can access the file at the same time. But you can do this if you have more than one user license.

 

You can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Multiuser folder and drag the QuickBooks Server icon to the Applications folder.
  2. Select Authenticate and enter the Admin username and password. Select OK.
  3. Launch QuickBooks and open your company file.
  4. Go to File, then select Enable Multi-user Mode to share your company file.

I've added this link if you need further help on how to install and set up QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

 

I'll be here if you need anything else. Have a great day!

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AlexV
QuickBooks Team

Upgraded from QB for Mac 20016 to 2020. I've two laptops used in different places. Can I install same license on 2nd computer?

Good day, pmurphy.

 

It's nice to see you here!

 

Yes, you can install the same license on the 2nd laptop. If you want you can also set up your new QuickBooks Desktop for Mac in multi-user mode so you and all other users can access the file at the same time. But you can do this if you have more than one user license.

 

You can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Multiuser folder and drag the QuickBooks Server icon to the Applications folder.
  2. Select Authenticate and enter the Admin username and password. Select OK.
  3. Launch QuickBooks and open your company file.
  4. Go to File, then select Enable Multi-user Mode to share your company file.

I've added this link if you need further help on how to install and set up QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

 

I'll be here if you need anything else. Have a great day!

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Upgraded from QB for Mac 20016 to 2020. I've two laptops used in different places. Can I install same license on 2nd computer?

@pmurphy 

For your reference

Single User License and Single User Add-On Pack Licenses.  If you purchased a single user license (by Subscription or by making a one-time, upfront payment depending on your location and the purchase options available to you) or a single user add-on pack license, you may install the Software for access and use solely by 1 specific person on: (i) 1 primary computer, and (ii) 1 additional computer (e.g., a laptop or a home computer that you own and use in your business) for use by that same specific person. 
https://quickbooks.intuit.com/software-licenses/qb2020_and_intuit_payroll_services_eula/

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