Update Guide

Follow these step-by-step instructions to update an existing QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise installation to the most recent version.

Step 4: Upgrade the software on all your workstations

Uninstall previous versions of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Make sure everyone's on the same page:

Before you test-drive the many new features of the newest Enterprise version, it's important to make sure all of your workstations have been upgraded to the same version. Workstations running older versions of Enterprise will not be able to open your company file once it has been updated by being opened in the newest version.

Uninstall all old versions of Enterprise from all workstations. To do this, click the Windows Start Button > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

Download the latest version of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

If you haven't already done so, download the latest version of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise. Then proceed with the steps below, which will instruct you when to open the file.

Install the latest version of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise to workstations

  • Close all running programs, including anti-virus programs.
  • Double-click the file you've just downloaded.
  • Click Server Install. Select Database Server and QuickBooks Application.
  • Follow the onscreen prompts until installation is complete. If you receive an error message during installation and rebooting your system doesn't resolve the problem, go to the QuickBooks Installation Center for help.
  • Open your company file in the new version of QuickBooks.
  • Sign in as the Admin. QuickBooks will back up your file before updating it. Once the company file has been updated, converted, and rebuilt, it will open.

Additional Resources

The following helpful articles from our knowledge base provide further information and insight about upgrading the software on all your workstations.

Installation Center:

http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/InstallCenter/

Congratulations, you are done!

You've finished setting up your company file and importing existing data. Check out what's new in Enterprise or visit our collection of resources to learn how to use new features.

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