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QuickBooks Desktop is running in the background

When you start QuickBooks Desktop, it is already running and starts instantly. When QuickBooks Desktop is running in the background, it's identified as a process (QBW32.exe) in the Windows task manager. If this causes unexpected computer problems, you can turn off this preference.

How to fix it

Solution 1. End the QuickBooks Desktop processes running in the background

  1. Right-click the Task bar and click Start Task Manager.
  2. On the Task Manager, go to Processes and click the Image Name header.
  3. Select QuickBooks Desktop processes one by one and click End process.
  4. Exit Task Manager.

Solution 2. Turn off "Keep QuickBooks running for quick startups"

  1. From the QuickBooks Edit menu, select Preferences.
  2. On the left pane, choose General then click the My Preferences tab.
  3. Uncheck the Keep QuickBooks running for quick startups box.
  4. Click OK.

NOTE: After you close QuickBooks or restart your computer, QuickBooks should no longer run in the background.

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