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Are you planning to switch to QuickBooks desktop 2022? Have you checked whether your system has sufficient resources to handle this new version of QuickBooks desktop? Well, the latest version of QuickBooks requires certain system specification so as to work smoothly. And before upgrading to the latest version, it is very much essential to ensure that the system meets those requirements.

In case your system isn’t having the particular specifications needed for QuickBooks desktop 2022, then you might have to face compatibility issues and might end up in various other technical glitches. To find out what your system should have in order to make the best use of QuickBooks desktop 2022, make sure to read the post till the end. Or the user can also get in touch with our tech professionals for any further assistance. Give us a call at QuickBooks Premier Support team at  +1-844-405-0907, and we will provide the user with immediate technical assistance.

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List of system requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022

Here is a list of the system requirements that one has to consider before upgrading to the QuickBooks desktop 2022 version.

Microsoft Office:

  • Office 2019.
  • Office 2016 (including Outlook 2016) both on 32 and 64-bit.
  • Office 2013 and 365 (including Outlook 2013) both on 32 and 64-bit. It should be noted that Microsoft 365 is only supported when it’s locally installed, not the web version.
  • Email estimates, invoices, and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2016-2019, Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and, other SMTP-supporting email clients.
  • Preparing letters demands Microsoft Word 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit).
  • Exporting reports needs Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit).
  • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook asks for Outlook 2019  (32-bit), 2016, or 2013.
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale V19.0, and V18.0.
  • TurboTax 2021 (Personal and Business).
  • Lacerte 2021.
  • Pro-Series tax year 2021.
  • Quicken 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Business Planner, Payroll, and viewing forms need Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later.
  • Payroll and other online features and services require Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed (1 Mbps recommended).
  • Gmail, Yahoo Email, Windows Mail, Hotmail and AOL (i.e Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client which supports the plain text version).
  • Internet Explorer 11.

Operating systems

  • Windows 11, 64-bit, natively installed (QuickBooks Desktop 2022 R3 or later)
  • Windows 10, all 64-bit editions, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1, all 64-bit editions, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012, Standard and Essentials
  • Note: QuickBooks requires you to use Windows natively and not through an emulator or virtual environment.

Database servers

  • Windows (natively installed) 
  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Linux (when using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Database Server-only installation) 
  • Open
  • Suse Leap 15.1, 15.2
  • Fedora 31, 32
  • Red Hat Enterprise 8 (RHEL 8)
  • Note: Windows 10 S Mode not supported.

Browser requirements

QuickBooks Desktop 2022 requires internet access and Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit).

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Hardware and operating system requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022

  • QuickBooks Desktop 2022 requires a 64-bit Windows operating system and won’t run on 32-bit.
  • Processor 2.4 GHz minimum
  • RAM 8GB minimum for 64-bit, 16GB Recommended
  • Server RAM requirements   
  • 1-5 Users: 8GB RAM
  • 10 Users: 12GB RAM
  • 15 Users: 16GB RAM
  • 20 Users: 20+GB RAM

Disk space   

  • 2.5GB of disk space (additional required for data files). Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.8 Runtime, provided with the installation files.
  • Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings:
  • Require minimum 4.0GB RAM
  • Twice the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”.
  • It should be noted for the best performance, store your QuickBooks data file on a solid-state drive (SSD).


  • North American version of Windows.
  • Regional settings are supported when set to English.
  • Administrator rights are needed for the server computer when hosting multi-user access.
  • Natively installed and doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.
  • Optical drive   A 4X DVD-ROM drive is required for physical CD installations.

Screen resolution   

  • Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 extended monitors.
  • Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.

Other hardware devices

  • If you use the Warehouse Manager in QuickBooks Desktop mobile, here’s the supported devices you can use:
  • Zebra TC20/TC25/TC51 Mobile Computer is recommended (Android 4.4 & above)
  • Zebra MC40 Mobile Computer (Android 4.4 & above)
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 22.0 also supports:
  • Honeywell Voyager 1602g Pocket Barcode Scanner
  • Socket Mobile CHS 7CI
  • Symbol CS3070
System Requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2022-Screenshot

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Software compatibility for QuickBooks desktop 2022

QuickBooks works well with numerous apps. We have listed the most common apps that can be used below. However, more such apps can be found on Intuit App store.

An important point to note here is that additional RAM can enhance the use of these features.

Antimalware and antivirus software compatibility

As per the tests, QuickBooks desktop pro and premier 2022 and enterprises 22.0 works well with the following antimalware and antivirus programs.

The user might require adjusting the settings in these programs, in order to enjoy the best QuickBooks performance.

Antivirus software

  • McAfee
  • Avast
  • Bitdefender
  • Norton
  • Kaspersky
  • Trend Micro Security
  • Webroot
  • ESET
  • Panda Dome
  • Sophos
  • Avira
  • Symantec
  • F-Secure
  • Antimalware software
  • Bitdefender
  • AVG
  • Malwarebytes
  • Spybot
  • Emsisoft
  • McAfee
  • Avast
  • Webroot
  • ZoneAlarm
  • Kaspersky
  • F-Secure

Note: QuickBooks supports systems running RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) but can result in slowing down the QuickBooks software and therefore is not suggested to be used.

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Winding Up!

QuickBooks Desktop 2022 demands internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the connected services to work without any technical glitch. If you are interested in making use of the QuickBooks desktop 2022, then make sure to update your system to the above stated system requirements. However, in case of any query, the user can get in touch with our QuickBooks Enterprise Support team at  +1-844-405-0907, and let our experts resolve all your queries.


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