How to Set up Automatic Software Update for QuickBooks

QuickBooks can be set up to automatically download payroll updates.

Expected Results

The user will be able to setup QuickBooks to automatically download maintenance release updates.

Important Assumptions

You must have an active, up-to-date version of QuickBooks.


The Automatic Update feature automatically downloads software updates. Whenever a new update is downloaded, QuickBooks may notify you to install the update next time you open your program.

Step by Step process To receive automatic software updates


Step 1:

Go to the Help menu, select Update QuickBooks.

Step 2:

Choose the Options tab.

Step 3:

Click Yes for Automatic Update.

Step 4:

Go to the Updates list, choose Mark All.

Step 5

Select Save to save your changes and Choose Close.

Important Notice:

  • It is highly recommended that you close out of QuickBooks on a regular basis so as to check for newly downloaded updates.
  • In case you encounter an error during the update process, visit our support site to search for troubleshooting steps to resolve the error message that you have received.


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