Stepping through the QuickBooks Setup
After you decide when you want to convert, prepare a trial balance as of the conversion date, and collect the additional raw data that you need, you’re ready to step through the QuickBooks Setup. You’ll need to start QuickBooks and then walk through the steps.
To start QuickBooks 2013, click the Windows Start button and then click the menu choice that leads to QuickBooks. (For example, I choose Start⇒All Programs⇒QuickBooks⇒QuickBooks Premier Edition 2013.) Or double-click the QuickBooks program icon if you put one on the desktop during the installation.