QuickBooks is initially configured to automatically download updates from
the Intuit server to your computer. You can always update QuickBooks immediately,
even if it's configured to update automatically.
How long will it take to update QuickBooks immediately?
To do this task
Go to the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks.
Click the Update Now tab.
Select the updates to download and click Get Updates.
When QuickBooks finishes downloading an update, it displays the date and
time of the download in the Last Checked column. Click the text in the Status
column for additional details about the download.
Note: Maintenance releases cannot be installed automatically.
To install a maintenance release, close and reopen QuickBooks and then click Install Now when prompted.
Canceling an update in progress
Downloading updates from the Internet
Finding out what version of QuickBooks you are using
About updating QuickBooks