I had to purchase a new computer running Windows 10. I have the old hard drive from my Windows 7 computer where I was running Quickbooks2008. I understand that the QB2008 isn't compatable with WIN10. If I were to install the newer version of QB is there anyway it would recognize the QB2008 files? I have the old hard drive in a case where I am able to plug it into the new computer. If so what file name am I looking for? I do not have a recent backup of 2008
I am not sure you could migrate your company file (*.QBW) directly from 2008 to 2019. You should have a try by installing the official trial license of QB 2019. I recommend you migrating your file to 2012 and 2016 as stepping stones. I could refer you to a reliable site for downloading any installer file since QuickBooks 2005. Unfortunately you have to look for the license code elsewhere. Otherwise, you have to purchase a conversion service.