- Last Updated on:   Jan 15th, 2020
- Posted by: QB Support Team
- Category: QuickBooks
Find Out If the QuickBooks desktop installed in your computer is compatible with Windows 10
QuickBooks is a bookkeeping and accounting software, equipped with a wide range of accounting features. The software is mostly used by small and mid-sized business owners however, its ease in creating invoices, managing expenses, paying bills, preparing taxes and other loads of features are useful for organizations of all sizes. If you are already an existing user, you would know its significance. Also, the software works best with Windows computers. Lately, Microsoft Corporation released a new operating system – Windows 10. It’s not imperative for you to update your windows to the latest release as this update is optional. But if you replaced your old computer with a new one with Windows 10 or you’ve already updated the latest version of Windows, It’s recommended for you to know the QuickBooks versions that are compatible with it.
This blog post is crafted with a purpose to inform you of the QuickBooks versions that are compatible with MS Windows 10. However, if you have any doubts and want to clear them then ask your queries directly to our QuickBooks enterprise support department. They will be pleased to help you out in your concerns. You can make a call at our toll-free number i.e. +1-866-707-7925 and discuss the issue with our team of experts.
How to check Windows 10 version?
In order to check the version as well as various other specifications. The steps involved in this process are as follows:
- First of all, the user needs to select the start menu and then type in About your PC.
- After that, select about your PC and scroll down to find the version number.
Windows 10 – New updates and features
- The start menu in this most recent version of Windows for computers looks similar to the start menu in Windows 7 operating system.
- Windows 10 features a virtual desktop that is also known as the task switcher.
- It includes the latest version of .Net framework (4.6).
- While Internet Explorer 11 is available in the latest version of Windows, it also includes a new browser called EDGE.
Check out the infographic in order to better understand about the QuickBooks versions that are compatible with Windows 10
QuickBooks Desktop 2016 Release 7 and later
If you are using QuickBooks 2016 Release 7 (R7) or later releases, then you are good to switch to Windows 10 as these versions are compatible with the Windows 10 operating system. In case you have QuickBooks Desktop 2016 that was released before R7, you should consider updating your QB to the latest version to keep work without any hassle. But if the software you are using is QuickBooks 2016 R7 or a later version, you shouldn’t bother to do anything for now.
QuickBooks Desktop 2015 & 2016 (Release 1 to 6)
Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks, keep running regular tests on QuickBooks Desktop software to maintain its image of a state-of-the art software. The technicians make sure that appropriate and compatible components are always incorporated. As per various studies, .Net framework 3.5 is an important component needed for QuickBooks 2015 to function with Windows 10 seamlessly.
The above-mentioned framework gets updates to higher version after Windows 10 updates are installed. QuickBooks 2015 users have also reported compatibility issue with the latest version of the operating system when.Net framework missing or disabled. The mentioned condition applies to the lower versions too. It’s important to enable .Net framework 3.5 to make QuickBooks desktop 2015 and 16 (R1-R6) compatible with Windows 10.
Steps to Enable .NET 3.5 for QuickBooks 2015
- Click the ‘Start’ button on your screen and spot the option that says ‘Turn Windows features on or off.’
- Click on it.
- A dialog box will show up and you will be presented with an option ‘.NET Framework 3.5 (Includes .Net 2.0 and 3.0)’.
- Please check and make sure that this option is enabled. In case the option is disabled, click on the checkbox before it to enable it.
- Restart your computer to ‘Save‘ changes.
QuickBooks Desktop 2014 and earlier
QuickBooks experts have run many tests to check the compatibility of QB 2014 and earlier versions with Windows 10. It is concluded that QB 2014 and earlier QB versions are not compatible with the Windows 10 operating system. If you are still using QB 2014, you may receive more errors and issues in comparison to the users with updated QuickBooks versions. One of the many common errors that business owners with QuickBooks 2014 face is QuickBooks Error 15271.
Note: If you still have QB 2015 or any of the earlier versions, update your QuickBooks software to avoid such errors.
We hope that you find this blog post helpful and learn which versions of QuickBooks are compatible with Microsoft Windows 10. If you have any question, doubt, or suggestion, you can call our QuickBooks support line and speak to our certified experts. You can dial our dedicated helpline +1-866-707-7925 to reach us anytime.
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