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Install QuickBooks 2013

This article guides you through the installation of QuickBooks 2013.

If you do not have your installation CD, you can download QuickBooks installation files by clicking here.

We have more information available if you are looking to Install multiple QuickBooks versions on one computer or if you are Installing the QuickBooks Database Server.

Detailed Instructions
  1. Start the Installation Wizard:
  • From a CD: Insert the QuickBooks CD into the CD or DVD drive, if the install does not start automatically follow the steps below:
  • From a download: Double-click the downloaded installation file (.exe extension).

    Note: If you don't already have the file, you can download it here.
  1. Click "Yes to All" when prompted to overwrite the existing files when the installer extracts the files.

  2. Click Next to begin the installation.
  1. Read the Software License Agreement. If you agree, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.
  1. Select the type of installation for this computer:
    1. Choose Express if you want to allow the installer to make the recommended choices for you and proceed to step 6. Note: Express install will override the existing installation, to avoid this choose Custom & Network Options.
    2. Choose Custom & Network Options if you will use Quickbooks to share data with other users on a network.
      Set options for this computer:
      • Select I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer if you are installing on a computer (workstation) that will be used for running QuickBooks but will not store the company file.
      • Select I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer, AND I'll be storing our company file here so it can be shared over our network if this computer will be running QuickBooks and storing/sharing the company file on the network.
      • Select I will NOT be using QuickBooks on this computer. I will be storing our company file here so it can be shared over network. (A license is not required for this option.) if no one will be using QuickBooks on this computer and it will be used as a file server to share the company file over the network.

      Click Next when you have made your selection. 

  1. Enter the License and Product numbers in the appropriate fields.

Note: These numbers appear on the yellow sticker that comes with your product or an email if you purchase the download. If you have previously registered your product, click the link at the bottom of the screen, I can't find these numbers, to go online and enter your contact information. Click the Submit button to search our system.

ProAdvisors: You can find your installation codes on the ProAdvisor member site (login required).

  1. Click Install to continue, or click Back if you need to go back and review any of the previous screens.
  1. By default, the checkboxes Open QuickBooks and Help me get started will be selected when the install completes. Modify these options if you like, then click Finish.


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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