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Installing QuickBooks in XP mode on Windows 7

If you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you have a feature available to you called Windows XP Mode.
 
What this does is enable you to install your older programs that may not be compatible with Vista and 7 in XP mode, which literally runs the program in XP, but does it from your Windows 7 desktop.
 
For more information on Virtual XP Mode, see this Microsoft video.
Detailed instructions
Determine if XP Mode is Already Installed:
 
  1. First, you need to make sure that XP mode is or is not already installed.  You can do so by going to the Start menu-> All Programs-> and look for Virtual Windows XP.  If you do not see this, then you will need to install XP Mode from Microsoft's website.
  2. If you do not have it installed, first you need to determine if the computer meets the requirements to run XP Mode. 

Go to this Microsoft site and follow the steps to run the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool that will see if XP Mode is able to run or not.

  • If the tool says it is able to be installed, proceed to step 3.
  • If the tool says it is not enabled to be installed, then follow the steps on the site to enable hardware virtulization in the bios by following the steps in this Microsoft site.
  • If the tool says it is not able to be installed at all, then the computer's bios does not support hardware virtulization and cannot be run.
  1. After you determine that it is able to be installed and have hardware virtulization enabled in the bios, next go to this Microsoft site to install XP Mode and follow the steps on the screen. 

 

Note- It is 2 separate installs, the first is for the actual XP installation itself, the other is for the XP Mode application for Windows 7.
 
Now you have Windows XP Mode installed on your Windows 7 machine.
 
 
To Install XP Mode and Use with QuickBooks:
 
Click this site and watch the three videos for the overview of XP Mode, how to install XP Mode, and how to install an application for XP Mode (QuickBooks).
 
This is what it will look like.
 
 

If these steps do 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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