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Installing Simple Start

Simple Start is available in an Online Edition (Web-based application) and a Desktop Edition (locally-installed application). Please visit our Product Home Page to learn which edition is right for you.

This page tells you how to install the Desktop Edition of Simple Start.

How to fix it

To install Simple Start:

  1. Close all open programs on your computer.
  2. Start the Installation Wizard:
    • From a CD: Put the QuickBooks CD in your computer's CD-ROM drive.
      Tip: If the installation does not start automatically:
      1. Click the Microsoft Windows Start button and select My Computer.
      2. Double-click the CD-ROM, and then double-click Setup.
    • From a Download: Double-click the downloaded installation file (.exe file extension).
  3. Click Next in the Welcome to QuickBooks Installation Wizard.
  4. After reading the License Agreement, click I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
  5. Enter your License Number and Product Number and click Next.
  6. Read the information in the Optional QuickBooks Search Feature window, select Yes or No, and click Next.
  7. Select an installation folder and decide if you want to upgrade an earlier version of QuickBooks:
    • Click the Change button only if you want to choose a different installation folder from the one shown.
    • Click Select an existing version to replace (upgrade)only if you want this version of QuickBooks to replace an earlier one. (Don't pick this option if you want to add this version of QuickBooks along with the other versions you already have).
  8. Review the settings in the Ready to install QuickBooks window:
    • Click Back if you need to change any installation settings.
    • Click Install if you are ready to install Simple Start.
  9. Click Finish when the QuickBooks Installation Complete window appears.
  10. To open the program, double-click the desktop icon.

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.

KB ID# SLN41422
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