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Edbanducci
Level 1

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

I am currently using QuickBooks pro 2013 desktop and want to upgrade to QuickBooks pro 2020, I don’t use payroll. Can I do this or do I have to upgrade to 2016 first? 

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Best answer March 30, 2020

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Tori B
QuickBooks Team

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

Hey there, @Edbanducci

 

I hope you're enjoying this beautiful day so far. 

 

You can upgrade to QuickBooks 2020 Pro from 2013 Pro. However, you'll need to purchase it first. Once you've purchased QuickBooks, you can install it then update your company file. 

 

Before you update your company file, it's always best to first create a back up in the 2013 version. I've included the steps below on how to create a backup. 

 

1. Open the File menu at the top.

2. Choose Back Up Company, then Create Local Backup

 

 

3. Click Next, then choose where you want to save your back up copy. 

 

 

 

Once your back up has completed, you can then open the company file in 2020.

 

Use this link to install QuickBooks Pro 2020: https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products?productName=QuickBooks%20Desktop%20Pro&edition=&v... .

 

Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns. I'll be happy to help you out. You can count on us here in the Community to guide you every step of the way. Take care and have a good one! 

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

We help a client converting their 2013 to 2020 in one jump easily. Install the trial license of Pro 2020 prior to purchase it.

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/new-subscriptions/download-a-trial-of-quickbooks-d...

 

Hope it helps.

Tori B
QuickBooks Team

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

Hey there, @Edbanducci

 

I hope you're enjoying this beautiful day so far. 

 

You can upgrade to QuickBooks 2020 Pro from 2013 Pro. However, you'll need to purchase it first. Once you've purchased QuickBooks, you can install it then update your company file. 

 

Before you update your company file, it's always best to first create a back up in the 2013 version. I've included the steps below on how to create a backup. 

 

1. Open the File menu at the top.

2. Choose Back Up Company, then Create Local Backup

 

 

3. Click Next, then choose where you want to save your back up copy. 

 

 

 

Once your back up has completed, you can then open the company file in 2020.

 

Use this link to install QuickBooks Pro 2020: https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products?productName=QuickBooks%20Desktop%20Pro&edition=&v... .

 

Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns. I'll be happy to help you out. You can count on us here in the Community to guide you every step of the way. Take care and have a good one! 

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Edbanducci
Level 1

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

Haven’t done it yet waiting, for new computer , my old computer won’t run 2020. Hopefully it will work 

thanks 

DTMort
Level 1

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

Is the process the same for 2012 version?  I plan on updating to 2020 soon.

MirriamM
Moderator

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

Welcome to the thread, DTMort.

 

Upgrading your QuickBooks Desktop 2012 to 2020 version is just the same process from the steps given above. 

 

You'll need to create a backup file first to make sure that the data will be saved before upgrading. You can follow the steps provided by my colleague @Tori B to accomplish it. 

 

Once done, you can now upgrade your QuickBooks Desktop to a newer version. For your reference, you can check out this article for the detailed steps and information: Upgrade to a New QuickBooks Desktop Version.

 

For future help, I'm adding some articles that you may find helpful:

You can always get back to me if you have any other questions. I'm here for you. Have a great day. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Upgrading from 2013 to 2020

@DTMort

Try open your data file on trial license QB 2020 as I have mentioned earlier. 

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