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Checkout the supported versions of QuickBooks desktop in Windows 10:

Are you planning to upgrade QuickBooks? Have you checked whether your Windows 10 is supported with the software version you are planning to use? Well, every software has certain system requirements that are to be met, in order to avoid any sort of compatibility issues. Thus, to help you avoid any sort of compatibility issue with your Windows 10 version and QuickBooks version, here we are with the list of QuickBooks versions that are compatible with Windows 10 along with some of the momentous information related to Windows 10.

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For more details, make sure to go through the article till the end. Or you can also get in touch with our QuickBooks support team for expert assistance. You can simply make a call at our toll-free number i.e. +1-844-499-6700, and let our experts and certified QuickBooks professionals fix the error for you.

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How to check your Windows 10 version?

Windows 10 is not used by everyone on the same version. Thus, in order to check the version, along with other specifications, the below-listed steps can be carried out.

  • The very first step in the process is to click on the Start menu, and then type About your PC
  • After that the user is supposed to click on About your PC, followed by scrolling down to look for the version number
checking Versions of QuickBooks are Supported on Windows 10

New updates included in Windows 10

  • The start menu in the latest version is the same as in Windows 7
  • Windows 10 comprises of a virtual desktop, called the task switcher
  • Microsoft Windows 10 boasts the latest version of .Net framework (4.6)
  • Windows 10 comes with a new browser named EDGE
  • The new versions bring more control over the optional updates
  • The cloud download for reinstalling Windows
  • You can rename the desktop
  • Disk type and GPU temperature in the task manager
  • The web browser Internet Explorer 11 is available in the latest version of Windows
  • It also includes a new browser named the Microsoft Edge Renaming Virtual Desktops
  • Disk type and GPU temperature in the task manager
  • WSL 2 with a Linux Kernel Bandwidth limits for Windows update

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Supported Versions of QuickBooks desktop in Windows 10

After obtaining the version number, the user needs to look for the version that is certified to work with QuickBooks. Below we have mentioned the versions supported by QuickBooks Desktop.

Windows 10 version 1809:

QuickBooks Desktop 2020 is certified to work in a proper manner on version 1803 of Windows 10. However, QuickBooks Desktop 2017-2019 is not completely certified.

Windows 10 version 1803:

Coming to this version of Windows, QuickBooks Desktop 2017-2020 is entirely certified to work in the best possible way on this version of the Windows operating system.

Windows 10 version 1709:

Similar to the earlier one, on this version of Windows also QuickBooks Desktop 2017-2020 is certified to work without any hassle.

Windows 10 version 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703:

For those who are using the Home or Pro versions of the mentioned Windows editions, then it is recommended to update them to the latest release of Windows 10. The reason is that Microsoft has already discontinued support for the mentioned versions.

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Supported Version of QuickBooks Desktop supported with Windows 10

QuickBooks 2016 R7 & later

It’s a news of joy that the entire QB users of QuickBooks 2016 R7 are authorized to work with Windows 10. If the user is using a QuickBooks version earlier than R7, then in that case the user needs to update the QuickBooks to the latest released version, in order to work in efficient manner. However, for QuickBooks 2016 R7 or later users, updating is not mandatory and can swiftly work on Windows 10.

QuickBooks 2014 and earlier

It should be noted that QuickBooks 2014 is not supported in Windows 10 and using this version might create compatibility issues or can end up in a complete mess. Thus, to further use QuickBooks, we request the user to upgrade the version of QuickBooks to 2014 or 2015.

QuickBooks 2015 & QuickBooks 2016 (R1 – R6)

It is possible that being a QuickBooks user, you will try to open the QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10. But to actually do that successfully, you need to ensure that you enabled the .NET Framework 3.5 which mostly comes as disabled by default from Microsoft so that the OS user experiences the best while using the operating system that doesn’t support the QuickBooks.

Windows 10 also supports QuickBooks 2015. Although you need to ensure that .NET 3.5 is enabled for QuickBooks 2015, for that you could use the steps mentioned below-

  • The very first step is to click on the “Start” button
  • And then, press “Windows + R” keys, in order to open “Run” Window
  • Once done with that, the user will have to type in “Control Panel” and hit “OK” button
  • After that select the “Turn Windows features ON or OFF” option, after clicking on the “Uninstall a Program” option
  • After clicking on the above one, the user will witness a dialogue box will appear saying “.NET Framework 3.5“, along with .NET Framework 4.5.
Repair or Reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework
  • The user needs to ensure that the option is activated. If this option is off then enabled
  • And to end the process, the user is recommended to “Reboot” the system

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Supported versions of QuickBooks Software Versions Comparisons 

QuickBooks Desktop 2016 is the enhanced version of QuickBooks Desktop 2015. Below we have compared the features of QB 2016 with respect to QB 2015.

QuickBooks 2015

QuickBooks 2016

  • Bill Tracker is not supported in Pro, Premium and Enterprise version.
  •  This version supports bill tracker.
  • It does not support bulk clear send forms, to remove multiple transactions.
  • This version includes bulk clear send forms, in reason to eliminate multiple transactions.
  • It does not help in advanced reporting features.
  • It comes with Advanced Reporting features.
  • Although it provides facility to update company file for new version option.
  • This version too provides facility to update company file for new version option.

How to Enable the Microsoft .NET 3.5 for the QuickBooks 2015?

Windows 10 version sometimes may not have .NET Framework 3.5 enabled by default and the framework is essential for QuickBooks Desktop to functions properly with the latest series of operating system. You must enable (if not enabled already) the .NET Framework 3.5 for the smoothest experience possible on Windows 10. Here is how you can install it:

  • To begin with, the user is required to hit the “Start” or “Windows” button
  • After that, look for the option “Turn Windows features On or Off”
Turn Windows features On or Off
  • Once you find out the above option, press right-clicks on it
  • Moving ahead, the user will see a dialog box where you can see the option as “.NET Framework 3.5”
Enable the Microsoft .NET 3.5
  • Also, make sure that the option is enabled. If you found it still disabled then, click the checkbox & enable it
  • Once this process is completed, reboot the computer

If you are encountering any issue with it, you can contact the consulting team to get the instant help.

QuickBooks 2014 or earlier

For all the QuickBooks versions before QuickBooks 2014, the QuickBooks suppose to update the software to the latest released version. As all the QB versions before QuickBooks 2014 requires an update as it does not support the Windows 10.

That’s all from our behalf..! However, if you need more information about supported versions of QuickBooks desktop in Windows 10 or have any questions related to your QuickBooks, you can contact our technical support team anytime.

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Final words..!

It might be possible that you still face some hassles with the QuickBooks software and it could be related to anything such as QuickBooks installation, QuickBooks error codes, QuickBooks Updates, or QuickBooks data recovery. For any such problem, you can contact us by dialing our toll-free +1-844-499-6700. We are Intuit Certified ProAdvisors and capable to resolve all types of critical and major issues that is faced by users.

FAQs Related to Supported versions of QuickBooks desktop by Windows 10

Is the start menu in Windows 10 and Windows 7 the same?

Well, few features of windows 10 and windows 7 are same, and various features make them similar to each other

Are QuickBooks 2016 Release 7 and later QuickBooks Desktop 2015 and 2016 compatible with Windows 10?

Yes, both QuickBooks 2016 release 7 and later, and QuickBooks Desktop 2015 and 2016 are compatible with windows 10.

Does QuickBooks 2009 work with Windows 10?

Windows 10 isn’t compatible with QuickBooks 2009. It isn’t compatible with QuickBooks 2014 or prior versions. You simply have to upgrade QuickBooks to the QuickBooks 2022 version, if you want to explore the new features and want to enjoy QuickBooks.

What version of QuickBooks is compatible with Windows 10?

The answer to this common query is that not all versions are compatible with QuickBooks, especially versions prior to 2014.


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