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QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Installing QuickBooks

If you have a one-user license for QuickBooks, installing or upgrading the program is incredibly simple. Even on a network with a multi-user license, installing QuickBooks is mostly common sense. Here're the steps for installing QuickBooks:

Note

If you have several QuickBooks users, don't update the company file to the new software version until you've upgraded everyone's copy of QuickBooks. Otherwise, your colleagues won't be able to work in the company file until they have the newest version of software.

  1. As you should with most installations, it's a good idea to shut down any programs you have running, including your virus protection programs. Then insert the QuickBooks CD into your CD drive.

    Most of the time, the installation procedure starts on its own, and the QuickBooks Installation window appears with only two buttons: the sizable Install button, which invites you to start the install, and the tiny Quit button should you decide to do something else at the moment. If the QuickBooks Installation window doesn't appear on your screen, you can use Windows Explorer on a PC to locate the Setup. exe file on the CD drive. Double-click it to begin the installation.

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