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How To Be Prepared For QuickBooks 2017 Migration

Referring to my previous blog, QuickBooks 2017 (Desktop) – what to expect, users are eagerly waiting for the release of the latest version of QuickBooks i.e. QuickBooks 2017. It will be hard to tell the exact date, but usually, Intuit launches QuickBooks latest version in the middle of the year, most probably in the second or third week of September.

If you are using any older version of QB, let’s say QuickBooks 2014 or QuickBooks 2015 or any other prior versions, you must get ready to migrate your QuickBooks to the latest version so as to take maximum advantages of its new innovative features.

All the software requires to be updated and upgraded on a regular basis so as to ensure complete usage of all its features. It can be some software related to security of the application, like data and photo recovery, Antivirus or Internet Security software. Similar is the case with QB.

For QuickBooks 2017 migration, you will need to install few small updates essential for any software upgradation.

For complete and proper upgrades of any older version of QuickBooks to QuickBooks 2017, the following are the hardware and software requirements:

S.No Requirements Specifications



Operating System

Windows 8.1.
Windows 7
Windows Vista (SP2 or later)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Small Business Server 2011
Small Business Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003 (SP2)
2. Processor 2.4 GHz
Disk Space
2.5 GB
250 MB additional for Microsoft .Net 4.0 Runtime
4. RAM For up to 5 users -8 GB(Recommended)
For up to 10 users- 12GB
For up to 15 users-16 GB
For up to 20 users-20+ GB

Apart from the above requirements, you require to open all data files into newer version i.e. QuickBooks 2017, after its installation. On doing this, you will be asked whether or not you want to update or convert data file. Choose the option that is best suitable to your business requirements.

You need to note that once you have upgraded to a higher version of QuickBooks, you cannot revert back to the older version.

The best part is that you do not need to get worried about the hardware and software requirements. You can host your QuickBooks on the cloud with Techarex Networks. Our Engineers will provide 365x24x7 technical support and the entire software will be updated by us.

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