How to Upgrade QuickBooks Enterprise 2016 to Latest Release Version?

Here is how you can upgrade QuickBooks Enterprise to the latest version

Nowadays, one thing that is definitely quite dynamic is the trends in technology. Unlike old times, these days technology is growing at an amazing rate and because of this, what we find as an amusing innovation might become obsolete in the next 6 months. Similarly, in order to make the users get the most out of the services, QuickBooks has launched an amazing update of QuickBooks enterprise. So, there are a lot of reasons as to why you should upgrade to the latest version of QuickBooks enterprise.

This one is a major update of QuickBooks desktop and in this one, there are a lot of factors which are fixed, patched and changed. Thus, to make things easy for all the users, in this article, we are going to talk about both the Manual as well as Automatic upgrade mode of QuickBooks desktop. So, let’s get started.

If you are looking for help to update or upgrade the QuickBooks desktop enterprise solutions then you can contact to our QuickBooks enterprise support team anytime. We are easily available with our 24/7 active dedicated support line. Just ring up at our toll-free number i.e. +1-866-707-7925, our team of experts will be there to assist you.

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What are the Upgradation Modes?

Intuit, the parent brand of a number of online accounting software, releases an update every year. These updates bring a lot of ease and options into the prospect. So, in order to update your old QB Enterprise to a new one, there are two methods using which you can download the latest updated version of the software. These are:

  1. Automatic Upgrade mode
  2. Manual Upgrade mode

So, you can choose among both of the modes and can go for the mode which you feel to be more appropriate for your needs as well as technical expertise.

Automatic Upgrade Mode

As the term speaks for itself. Automatic Upgrade mode is simply what you experience when you have enabled the option of Automatic Update. This is quite straightforward and works completely on its own. Also, even if the software is not running, if this option is enabled, the latest update will get downloaded and installed by itself.

Although, a pop-up will ask you to accept the installation of the software. But, apart from that, you will get any sort of notification whatsoever and you can enjoy all the latest updates without any hassle. But, if you are not a fan of monthly updates and are saving up your internet data, then this might not be perfect for you.

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How to Enable Automatic Update option?

Following steps will help you to enable the Automatic update feature of QuickBooks:

Step1: In QB Desktop, go to the Help menu and click on ‘Update QuickBooks

Step 2: In the next window, select ‘Update now

Step 3: Now, if you want to erase previous downloads then you can check the ‘Reset Update to erase all previous update downloads’, otherwise, simply click on ‘Get Updates’

Automatic Update Method - Screenshot

Step 4: Once the latest update is downloaded, you might have to restart QB. Re-open it again and accept the new release to get the update done automatically from now onwards.

Scheduled future automatic updates

If the user don’t want to download updates now, then he/she can schedule them to download later on. The steps involved in this process are as follows:

  • The very first step is to visit the ‘Help menu‘, and then select ‘Update QuickBooks‘ option.
  • After that, the user needs to go to the ‘Options tab‘.
  • Followed by selecting ‘Yes‘ to turn on automatic updates.
  • The user can select ‘Yes‘ for each computer, in case he/she wants to share automatic downloads with other computers on their network.
  • Lastly, select ‘close‘, and the updates will automatically get downloaded when they will get released.
Schedule future automatic updates - Screenshot

Manual Upgrade Mode

In this mode, the user has to perform a complete set of actions in order to check the version details, download the required data and finally completing the installation of the QB Enterprise update. So, let’s start with the steps to check whether or not you are using the latest version of QuickBooks.

How to check the Version details of your QuickBooks Enterprise?

This is an important step of the Manual upgrade mode as you do not have the edge of automated download and updates as you get in Automatic upgrade mode. Checking these details will help you to save the time and internet if you already are on the latest version.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to start QuickBooks Enterprise. Once opened, press the ‘F2’ key or ‘Ctrl+1

Step 2: Now, on the ‘Product data‘ Window, check for the ‘Details‘ regarding the released number and version of the patch.

Step 3: Visit the website of QuickBooks and match your software with the latest patch.

Once you have gone through all these steps, you will be able to understand whether or not you need to download the latest patch. If you do not have the latest patch then continue till the end of this article.

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How to download and install the latest release update of QuickBooks?

There is a lot of different manners by which you can update your QuickBooks Desktop. So, we are going to discuss the easiest way of downloading and installing QB patch update.

Updating from QuickBooks Desktop

Step 1: In the ‘File Menu‘ of QB Desktop, click on ‘Log off‘ or ‘Close Company‘ (for all the companies that are opened) and then ‘Exit‘ the software.

Step 2: Right-click the desktop shortcut of QuickBooks and Run the program as ‘Administrator’.

Step 3: Go to ‘Help Menu‘ and choose ‘Update QuickBooks‘. After that click on ‘Options‘, select ‘Mark All’ and then press the ‘Save‘ button.

Step 4: Now, click on ‘Update Now > Reset Updates > Get Updates

Step 5: Once the update is complete, exit QB Desktop and restart QB Desktop. It will ask you to put in the updates so simply click on ‘Yes‘.

If the following steps are completed correctly, the latest version will be updated on QuickBooks Enterprise. In case you come across any issue or for any reason you are unable to upgrade QuickBooks Enterprise to the latest version, you can call our 24×7 QuickBooks Support team by dialing toll-free +1-866-707-7925.

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