How To Download Software Update From Within QuickBooks Desktop


Read: An overview of downloading of software updates in QuickBooks desktop.

In this tutorial, you will learn to download the software update from within the QuickBooks Desktop.


Step by Step Process to download the software update from within the QuickBooks Desktop


Step 1:           

Go to File> Close Company/Logoff. In case you have opened multiple company files in QuickBooks Desktop, you have to do this step for every company file that you have opened.

Step 2:

Select File > Exit.

Step 3:

Right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon in the desktop window.

Step 4:

Select Run as administrator.

Step 5:

Ensure that you are in the “No Company Open” screen.

Step 6:

Go to the Help menu, Select Update QuickBooks.

Step 7:

Select the Options tab.

Step 8:

Click the Mark All button then Select Save.

Step 9:

Click the Update Now tab.

Step 10:         

Select Reset Update then Go to the Get Updates button.

Step 11:

Once the Update Complete message appears close QuickBooks Desktop.

Step 12:

Go to QuickBooks Desktop. If you get the message to install update, click yes.

Step 13:

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.

In case you have an active payroll subscription, download the latest tax table to process payroll in QuickBooks Desktop.


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