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Is QBP from Costco the same program as the upgrade?

I am using QuickBooks Pro 2017 Desktop. The upgrade to QBP Desktop 2020 on the Intuit website is $299 but a new copy of QBP Desktop 2020 from Costco is $189. Is the software the same? Can I upgrade by buying a new copy of QBP Desktop 2020 from Costco? 

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Is QBP from Costco the same program as the upgrade?

As one the partners/resellers, they offer a new license with lower price. Make sure to get the license code and product code.

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Is QBP from Costco the same program as the upgrade?

Will the Costco version read my QBP 2017 Desktop files so I can use it as an upgrade? 

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Is QBP from Costco the same program as the upgrade?

Hi there, Go2017,

 

Thank you Fiat Lux - ASIA. To add up, you can look for the label on the original package to find the product and license number.

 

Before you start, make sure you have the the operating system, hardware, software, and other requirements needed to run QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). Feel free to read through these articles for more details: System requirements for QuickBooks 2020 and Enterprise Solutions 20.0.

 

Once done, install QuickBooks Desktop. I'm glad to show you how:

 

  1. Insert the drive into your computer. 
  2. Locate the installation wizard and move it to the QuickBooks folder on your desired computer.
  3. Run the installation process as directed to you by on-screen step by step method.
  4. After completing the installation process, open QuickBooks.
  5. Go to the Help menu, then click Activate QuickBooks Desktop.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to verify your info.

Feel free to read through this article for additional information: Install QuickBooks Desktop.

 

After that, you can restore the 2017 company file on the 2020 version. The system will ask you to upgrade the file.

 

You can find everything you need to get started with the accounting software through this page: Start Here with QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Let me know if there's anything else you need. The Intuit Community is always open to help.

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