QuickBooks Desktop is designed for all operating systems, in different ways, and with different features. And 70% of the QuickBooks users are Windows users. Normally the users run any version with QuickBooks Desktop without having the knowledge of, which version of QuickBooks compatibility with Windows 10.
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This article is for them, those who are using QuickBooks in Windows, without getting the proper idea. No matter that you are using the QuickBooks Desktop trial version or the subscription version. You need to arrange them in a proper manner.
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Know, Which Version of QuickBooks Compatibility with Windows 10
We will know the process, that how to know, which QuickBooks version is supported in Windows 10. To know the best version of QuickBooks that compatible with Windows 10, we need to check some of the points. Because all users do have not the same QuickBooks version and the same Windows version of 10. Let’s start the process to know the best version:-
Step 1: Check the System Requirement of QuickBooks Desktop on Windows
QuickBooks releases its new version every year. But all the QuickBooks are not using the newly released version, some of them are using the old version. So you need to check your system requirement according to your QuickBooks Desktop version. You need the following requirements in their compatibility version:
- Operating System
- Database Server
- Disk Space
You have to search the supported version of the above requirements.
Step 2: Check the Windows 10 on your System
Now in Windows 10, check the version of your Windows 10.
- Open your system, and click on the Windows Start button.
- And type ‘About your PC’ in the search bar.
- Click on the ‘About your PC’ option, and scroll down to get the details of your Windows.
Note: For better experience ensure that you have that version which Microsoft currently supports. To check you can go to Microsoft’s official website.
Release Version of Windows 10 with Compatibility Status
Windows 10 Version 1809:
This is compatible with the QuickBooks Desktop 2020. And you may notice some common issues with QuickBooks Desktop 2017- 2019.
Windows 10 Version 1803:
This version is totally compatible with the QuickBooks Desktop 2017-2020.
Windows 10 Version 1709:
The QuickBooks Desktop 2017-2020 is supported in this version.
Windows 10 Version 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703:
QuickBooks Desktop is sustainable in these versions, but you may face different types of issues in them. Because Microsoft already discontinued its support from these versions.
Step 3: Enable .NET Framework 3.5
In some versions of Windows 10, .Net 3.5 Framework is not enabled by default, and .Net Framework is required to run QuickBooks Desktop smoothly. For a smooth experience on Windows 10, you have to enable .Net Framework 3.5. To do so follow the below steps:
- Press Windows + R to open the run window on your keyboard.
- Type Control Panel
- Select OK
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Select Turn Windows features on or off.
- Make sure .Net Framework 3.5 is enabled(checked), as well as .net Framework 4.5
- If it is not, select it and then select OK
- If it is, Select Cancel.
Now you have the idea that which version you are using, and what is compatibility with QuickBooks Desktop.
There are different versions of Windows 10, if you have that version which Microsoft currently supports then your QuickBooks Desktop will run smoothly. Make sure that you have enabled it .net framework 3.5 and you will be ready to run your Quickbooks Desktop on Windows 10. If you are facing any issues then you can contact our experts at any time.