It can be easy to install the QuickBooks accounting software program, or even upgrade it. However, there are some issues that you might encounter in the way of doing so. Here are some easy tips from Quickbooks technical support personnel that will help you to have a smooth upgrade or installation of the QuickBooks platform.
- Avoid an installation in specific cases
On the days you have to do billing, run a payroll or carry out any intensive operation, it is important not to set up a new version of the QuickBooks 2011 platform. It is important to plan beforehand to ensure that all is in proper order.
- Read all the important information
Ensure that you or any of your technical support personnel has gone through the Microsoft Office Compatibility information and the Computer Requirements. You do not require any surprises at anytime later.
- Install it with a Standard User account
In case you are running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you need to install QuickBooks under the account of a Standard User. Do not install it under an Administrator account.
- Get in touch with the developer
In case you use any of the 3rd party integrated applications, you need to get in touch with the software developer in case you have not already been contacted by the agency. You have to discuss about the update processes and compatibility of the applications to work with QuickBooks.
- Contact technical support
You can also get Quickbooks payroll support and other types of assistance directly from technical support personnel for Quickbooks.
- Complete your installation
In case you prefer to have the installation file downloaded from the web, know that when you save your Download Manager at any location of your preference, the real software is saved on the Computer Administrator’s desktop on operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7. Unless you complete your installation once the download is done, you have to sign into your Administrator account and have the program shifted to Public Downloads. Be a standard user while logging into the program to complete the installation.
- Set up on the server
In case you are working in a system with multiple computers and users connected to each other, first install the QuickBooks program on the server. Then you can try setting it up on the other PCs.
- Do not replace the version
In case you have a QuickBooks version already set up on your PC, remember never to click on the “Replace the version selected below” option while performing the installation. You should always set up the new version to a unique folder of its own, on a single computer or on the server – if applicable.
- Recreate the QuickBooks data file
Before you update QuickBooks to its latest version, recreate the QuickBooks data file. You have to do this again after updating the program. You can get the “REBUILD Data” option under Utilities in the File menu.
- Make minimum two QuickBooks data file backups
After installing QuickBooks 2011 on ever PC, go to the Control Panel to remove the old version through un-installation.