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Use a CD or USB to install QuickBooks on multiple computers in a network

You have a QuickBooks installation CD and you want to install QuickBooks on networked computers using the cd or a USB drive.

Note: If you need to create an Install CD, please see Creating an installation CD for QuickBooks from a download.
 

Detailed instructions

Install with a CD

  1. Insert the CD in one of the computers' CD drives and follow the installation wizard to install QuickBooks.
  2. Remove the CD and repeat the process on each additional computer.

Install with a USB drive

  1. Copy the QuickBooks installation files to a 1 GB or larger USB drive (often referred to as a "thumb drive" or "jump" drive):
     
    1. On a computer that has a CD drive, insert the QuickBooks installation CD in the drive. If the InstallShield Wizard starts, close it.
    2. On your keyboard, press Windows + E to open the Computer window.
    3. Double-click the CD drive letter.
    4. Right-click the QBooks folder and click Copy.
    5. Insert the USB drive into an available USB port on the computer.
    6. On your keyboard, press Windows + E to open the Computer window.
    7. Right-click the USB drive and click Paste.
    8. From the CD right-click the ThirdParty folder and click Copy.
    9. Right-click the USB drive and click Paste.
    10. When the copying process completes, remove the USB drive.
  2. Install QuickBooks on the computer using the USB drive:
    1. Insert the USB drive into an available USB port on the computer.
    2. On your keyboard, press Windows + E to open the Computer window.
    3. Select the USB drive in the left pane and then double-click the Qbooks folder in the right pane.
    4. Double-click Setup.exe or Setup, which you see depends on whether Windows Explorer is configured to show or hide file extensions. The correct file lists Application in the Type column in the window.
    5. Follow the installation wizard to install QuickBooks. When installation is complete, remove the USB drive and follow this process on additional computers that have no CD drive.

If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free, or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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