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My computer was affected by a power surge during a storm recently. I was using Quickbooks Pro 2013 edition and have my work saved on a flash drive. Can I download Quickbooks Pro 2020 edition on my new laptop, plug in my flash drive & pick up where I left off? or would it be better to just download the 2013 version?

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Hello there, knack5.


Yes, you can download and install your QuickBooks 2020 to the new laptop. Before you might want to consider the system requirements to ensure that the program will work at its full capacity. It would be best if you install it locally on your laptop rather than using a removable device such as flash drive. You can use this link for reference: System requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2020 and Enterprise Solutions 20.0.


Once you're ready, we can already download, install, and activate the QuickBooks 2020. You can use these link to see the process:

You mentioned that you're using the QuickBooks Pro 2013. This is one of the discontinue versions. To know more about it, you can browse this link: QuickBooks Desktop service discontinuation policy and upgrade information.


Your company file is still in the 2013 version. With that said, we'll need to do an incremental upgrade of the company file to avoid any data loss or damage. I'd recommend contacting our Technical Support Team. They further assist you with the process.


After that, you can already restore the company file to your QuickBooks 2020.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

quickbooks desktop


Download QBD 2020 installer file if you decided to purchase a new license. Otherwise download QBD 2013 to use your current license.

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