Don’t know, your QuickBooks is compatible with Windows 10 or not? Read the article till the end, to get the appropriate answer to your question. We will discuss that which QuickBooks versions (2021,2020,2019, 2015…) are completely compatible with Windows 10, and how.
Before getting the idea, check the current release version of your Windows 10 from your system, and also check the QuickBooks product details. This will help you to do an exact match of the QuickBooks version, and the windows 10 version.
How to Check the Release Version of Windows 10
All Windows 10 users are not using the same release version, so it is necessary to check the release version, and the specification of the Windows 10.
Check Windows Specifications:-
- Open your system, and click on the Start menu or the Windows icon from the ‘Taskbar’.
- Now in the ‘Type here to search’ bar, type ‘About your PC’.
- Select the ‘About your PC’ option.
- Look for the version number of Windows 10 from the appeared box.
You can also verify the system requirements for QuickBooks, and the supported Microsoft version of your system for the best experience.
Note: Microsoft released its latest operating system, Windows 10 on 29 July 2015. You do not require to update to Windows 10 from your current OS because it’s an optional update.
Which Versions of QuickBooks Compatible with Windows 10
QuickBooks have different release versions, and all of them are not supported with Windows 10. So it is necessary to check that, which QuickBooks version is compatible with Windows 10. Read the following details to know, which QuickBooks version is currently supported with Windows 10, and which is not.
QuickBooks Desktop 2016 R7 and its Higher Release Version
The earlier version of QuickBooks Desktop, ‘QuickBooks Desktop 2016 R7’ is fully compatible with Windows 10. So all QuickBooks users can use this release version to work in Windows 10 without having any upgrade issues. If now you are using the QuickBooks version, which is earlier than the R7 version then it is necessary to update QuickBooks to the latest release version.
QuickBooks 2016 (R1 – R6) Windows 10 Compatibility
If we will talk about the earlier version of QuickBooks R7 (R1-R6) then, Windows 10 is also supported for all these releases. But here, you need to ensure that the .NET framework 3.5 is turned on. If it is not turned on then turn it on, and run these QuickBooks release versions in Windows 10. And if you have any issue with the framework then fix the .Netframework issue immediately then go for other processes.
You can follow the below procedure if you have no idea to enable the .NET Framework 3.5;
Steps to Enable the .NET Framework 3.5
Follow the procedure to ensure that the version you are using, is compatible with Windows 10 or not:
- Press, and hold the ‘Windows + R’ keys simultaneously from the keyboard to launch the ‘Run’ window.
- Type for ‘Control Panel’ in the type bar, and click on the ‘OK’ option.
- Choose the ‘Uninstall a Program‘ option, and then the Turn Windows Features On or Off option.
- After that, make sure, both .NET frameworks 3.5 and 4.5 are turned on or checked.
- If both .Net frameworks are enabled then click on the ‘Cancel’ option. And if they are disabled then checkmark them or select them, and then click the ‘Ok’ option.
QuickBooks Desktop 2015 Windows 10 Compatibility
QuickBooks 2015 release version also acts the same as the QuickBooks 2016 earlier versions. Windows 10 allows this QuickBooks version to run properly. But here you also need to enable the .NET Framework by following the above process for a hassle-free running process.
QuickBooks Desktop 2014 and Earlier
QuickBooks 2014 or earlier version is not supported in Windows 10. You have to update your QuickBooks if you are using QuickBooks 2014 and earlier.
After January 14, 2020, Microsoft discontinues providing updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.
QuickBooks Compatible with Windows 10 Supported Versions
Know about the supported versions of Windows 10 that are compatible with QuickBooks.
Windows 10 version 1809 (Latest)
The QuickBooks Desktop 2020, and 2021 are completely supported in Windows 10 with the 1809 latest version. But the QuickBooks Desktop version 2017-2019 is not completely compatible with Windows 10. Yet, we are not aware of the main problems that preventing you from using QuickBooks on this version of Windows 10, so you should have no difficulty.
Windows 10, 1803 Release Version
The QuickBooks Desktop 2017, 2018, and 2019 can be acceptable in the 1803 release version of Windows 10. You will not face any update or upgrade issues in your Windows if you are using these Desktop versions. Because these versions are officially declared to be compatible with each other.
Windows 10, 1709 (Release Version)
In Windows 10, 1709 release version, you can use the QuickBooks Desktop 2017, 2018, and 2019 release versions.
Windows 10, 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703 (Release Version)
When you are using the Home or Pro version of Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703, then it recommends you to first update the latest release of Windows 10 because now Microsoft discontinued support for Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703.
|Windows 10 Versions that Compatibility with QuickBooks||Windows 10 version 1809 (Latest), 1803, 1709, 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703|
|QuickBooks Versions that Compatibility with Windows 10||QuickBooks Desktop 2021, 2020, 2017, 2018, 2019|
Hope, after the detailed discussion on QuickBooks compatibility with Windows 10, now you the idea that which QuickBooks version is suitable for which Windows version.
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