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

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

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

Detailed instructions

Install with a CD

  1. Insert the CD in one of the computers' CD drives OR or flash/USB drive into an available USB port and follow the installation wizard to install QuickBooks.
  2. Remove the CD or flash/USB drive and repeat the process on each additional computer.

Install with a 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.
KB ID# HOW12615
12/3/2016 1:37:45 AM
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