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BarbaraMc
Level 1

Desktop Pro 2021 on two computers

Hi - I have one license of Desktop Pro 2021 on my work computer but sometimes want to work from home on my personal laptop - Can I install on my laptop since they won't be used at the same time? Also is the best option to do this to restore from backup on my laptop, then the next day, restore from backup on my desktop? I'm just looking to catch up when I get behind and have to work later at home. Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance.

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Best answer May 25, 2021

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Jovychris_A
QuickBooks Team

Desktop Pro 2021 on two computers

Yes, you're correct, @BarbaraMc. So many of us working remotely these times, and the benefit of having a laptop is a plus. 

 

In addition to Fiat Lux - ASIA's response, QuickBooks isn't IP address specific, so you can use it anywhere.

 

You can install QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) Pro 2021 on your laptop. You’ll want to make sure the laptop has the correct system requirements.

 

To move your QBDT, you'll want to install it on your laptop and restore a backup copy of your company file.

 

Install QuickBooks:

  1. On the computer where you want QuickBooks Desktop installed, download the installation files or insert the CD.
  2. Install QuickBooks Desktop as you normally would. See Install QuickBooks Desktop for more detailed steps.

 

To back up and restore your file:

  1. Create a backup of your file on the old computer.
  2. Copy the backup file to your new computer:
    • using a flash drive or other external device; or
    • through a network, if the computers are connected.

       3. Restore the backup on your new computer.

 

Well done! Keep me posted if you have any additional questions about installing QuickBooks or anything else. Anytime I can help.

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Desktop Pro 2021 on two computers

Yes you are allowed to install QBD for 1 user license on 2 machines as long as you don't run them at the same time. As another option, consider using a remote desktop app.

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Jovychris_A
QuickBooks Team

Desktop Pro 2021 on two computers

Yes, you're correct, @BarbaraMc. So many of us working remotely these times, and the benefit of having a laptop is a plus. 

 

In addition to Fiat Lux - ASIA's response, QuickBooks isn't IP address specific, so you can use it anywhere.

 

You can install QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) Pro 2021 on your laptop. You’ll want to make sure the laptop has the correct system requirements.

 

To move your QBDT, you'll want to install it on your laptop and restore a backup copy of your company file.

 

Install QuickBooks:

  1. On the computer where you want QuickBooks Desktop installed, download the installation files or insert the CD.
  2. Install QuickBooks Desktop as you normally would. See Install QuickBooks Desktop for more detailed steps.

 

To back up and restore your file:

  1. Create a backup of your file on the old computer.
  2. Copy the backup file to your new computer:
    • using a flash drive or other external device; or
    • through a network, if the computers are connected.

       3. Restore the backup on your new computer.

 

Well done! Keep me posted if you have any additional questions about installing QuickBooks or anything else. Anytime I can help.

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BarbaraMc
Level 1

Desktop Pro 2021 on two computers

Thank you so much @Jovychris_A  - will try this weekend.

BarbaraMc
Level 1

Desktop Pro 2021 on two computers

Thank you for your reply @Fiat Lux - ASIA - unfortunately our company policy does not allow for remote access. Do appreciate the recommendation.

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