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Learn how to check the product number, license number, version, and release date of your QuickBooks Desktop:

When a user uses QuickBooks software- widely used accounting software, it is necessary for the user to know about the release and version of the software he/she is using. This helps in troubleshooting the QuickBooks errors so that you can update your QuickBooks version as and when needed. This article will help you check the product number, license number, version, and release date of your QuickBooks Desktop:

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Find the version and release of your QuickBooks software

You can follow the instructions given below in order to find the version and release of the QuickBooks software you are using and how you can update it:

Process 1

  • The user needs to first move to the home screen
  • Followed by pressing Ctrl + 1 or F2 key to open the product information window
  • In the next step, the user will find the version, edition, and release on the screen
  • In case the user can’t open QuickBooks to get the product information due to the QuickBooks login screen displaying on the screen and the user does not know the admin password, then it is suggested to click on the cancel tab. And it will automatically open the no company open window by default.
no company open window - screenshot
  • After that, press ctrl key and open QuickBooks by double-clicking the QuickBooks program icon on the desktop
  • Press ctrl till the window appears and you are done with the process

Process 2

  • In this process, the user can head to the QuickBooks program icon and right-click on it
  • After that select the properties tab
  • And after the properties window appears, click on the shortcut tab and open the file location
  • This opens the program executable file (QBW2.EXE) on the screen.
  • After that, Right-click on the QBW32.EXE file
  • And go for Properties tab
  • Head to the Properties window and search for the General tab.
  • The location line will show your QuickBooks version year
  • Head to the Details tab and also check out the product version,

QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier or Enterprise)

  • First of all, press the F2 key. Check the product line on the product information window when you want to know the version and release of the software.
  • To update your QuickBooks Desktop for windows, then you can see ‘Update your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release’.

Steps to Know the Latest Version of QuickBooks You are Using

  • Open your QuickBooks Desktop, press F2 or Ctrl + 1 keys
  • Go to Product information window and see the file section in order to find the versions you have used
QuickBooks Desktop Pro Premier or Enterprise Version

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  • You can also find the list of recently used versions:
CodeVersion
V32QuickBooks Desktop 2022
V31QuickBooks Desktop 2021
V30QuickBooks Desktop 2020
V29QuickBooks Desktop 2019
V28QuickBooks Desktop 2018
V27QuickBooks Desktop 2017
V26QuickBooks Desktop 2016
V25QuickBooks Desktop 2015

QuickBooks for Mac (US only)

  • To check the version and release on QuickBooks Desktop, go to Help menu and then to Product Information
Product Information latest version QuickBooks Desktop - screenshot
  • To update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac, click on ‘check the product number, license number, version, and release date of your QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW)

  • If you want to check the version and release:
    • On QuickBooks Desktop, go to Reports > QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW)
    • As soon as the program opens, choose Help > About QuickBooks Statement Writer. You can find the information about the version in the About window.
quickbooks statement writer - screenshot
  • Updating QuickBooks Statement Writer:
    • Open QuickBooks Statement Writer
    • Select Help Center > Update

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Basic or Enhanced Payroll for QuickBooks (For US Only)

  • Check the payroll version:
  • If you are using QuickBooks Desktop, make sure to go to Employees and then to Payroll Center.
payroll center in quickbooks - screenshot
payroll tax table update - screenshot

QuickBooks Point of Sale (US Only)

  • You can go the Help menu and then, ‘About Point of Sale’ to check the POS version and release. You can find the edition and version in the product line at the top.
  • If you want to update QuickBooks Point of Sale, you can check ‘Update QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop to the latest release’.

(US only) QuickBooks Merchant Services or QuickBooks Payments

Till time, there is no version available for Merchant Services or Payments and QuickBooks is the only software used as an entry point to the Merchant Services (IMS) Server.

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Wrapping up!

We hope that the above given article helped you to understand the procedure to address your query about check the product number, license number, version, and release date of your QuickBooks Desktop. However, If you need any type of further information on this topic then you can take help from our Intuit Certified Pro Advisors. In order to get instant help & support for you QB issues, you can contact our QuickBooks Support team. We are available with 24 hour of customer service. Dial 1-844-405-0907 and speak with one of our accounting expert.

 

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