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According to the sources Intuit has recently announced that QuickBooks 2017 versions will discontinue after May 31, 2020 this year. The QB users won’t be able to use the add-on services of QuickBooks 2017 version (Both for Mac & Windows).

We informed all of our clients about it in advance through various mediums such as email, product notifications, and messages on official website regarding QuickBooks 2017 version discontinuation. Once the deadline will pass, you will no longer able to utilize support services and other add-on services. Hence, it is important for you to be aware of the Intuit’s upcoming news. To know more about the discontinuation of QuickBooks desktop 2017, make sure to read this article till the end, or you can also get in touch with our support team for expert assistance. All you will have to do is to ring up at our toll-free number i.e. +1-844-521-0490. Our support team will ensure to provide you the best possible assistance in a single call.

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Discontinuing QuickBooks Desktop 2017 Versions

List of QuickBooks versions that discontinued:-

  • QuickBooks Pro 2017
  • QuickBooks Premier 2017
  • QuickBooks Enterprise 2017
  • QuickBooks Mac 2017
  • QuickBooks Pro Plus 2017
  • QuickBooks Premier Plus 2017
  • QuickBooks desktop Accountant

When does this discontinuation happen?

Talking about the date of discontinuation, after May 31, 2020, access to add-on services will be discontinued for QuickBooks desktop for windows 2017. This will include all the versions of QuickBooks desktop pro, premier, and enterprise solutions 2017.

In case the user do not make use of any add-on services in QuickBooks desktop 2017, the product will continue to work for the user. The user will not be able to subscribe to live technical support or any of the other Intuit services that can be integrated with QuickBooks desktop. Along with the QuickBooks desktop for Windows 2017, there are a couple of other Intuit products as well that are affected by the discontinuation of the add on services.

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Meaning of QuickBooks Service Discontinuation

QuickBooks services discontinuation simply means that the add-on services of the QuickBooks 2017 will be accessible to the users after May 31, 2020. All the QB users will not be able to use or access the Payroll Services, Online Backup, Live Support, Online Banking, and other utilities via QuickBooks 2017 application. Once the date June 1, 2020 passes on, you will not receive any security updates.

The calendar Year 2020 Discontinuation Policy

Here are the products that will be discontinued after the May 31, 2020. In case you are using any of these versions and want to continue using the add-on services, then make sure to upgrade it to the latest version.

Fully Supported ProductsServices will be Discontinue after May 31, 2020
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2018, 2019,2020QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2017, QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2017 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional services, and Retail)
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 20, 19, 18,QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 17
QuickBooks Desktop Accountant 2020, 2019, 2018QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2017

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How to Upgrade Older QuickBooks version to Latest QuickBooks 2022?

Well being a QB user it’s your responsibility to update the QuickBooks timely and to the QuickBooks latest released update. QuickBooks desktop 2022 version is currently the best and utmost update version so far. Intuit Inc. introduce new version every year to offers the optimum software experience along with more features that are required. Thus, it makes the QuickBooks more effective & efficient accounting software.

If you want to update it automatically, you can either set the software to the ‘Automatic Update’ option or you can simply get in touch with the QuickBooks Support team.

Barred Services for QuickBooks 2017 Users

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Checkout the features that would be banned for the user of QuickBooks desktop 2017:-

  • Basic, Standard and Assisted payroll
  • QuickBooks Workforce
  • Recurring Payments
  • E-invoicing
  • QuickBooks Technical Support
  • Multi-currency Exchange Rates
  • Online Backup
  • Worker’s Comp
  • QuickBooks Merchant Services
  • Automatic Credit Card Billing
  • Intuit Check Solutions
  • Accountant’s Copy File Transfer
  • Bill payment
  • Online Banking

All the above-shown features are highly important from the business point of view. Hence, if you need them – you need to upgrade the QuickBooks versions to the latest released version.

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What happens to the company data?

When the user upgrades, he/she is prompted to convert the company file, so that it would work with the new QuickBooks version. The data is highly protected, as the QuickBooks checks the integrity of the data file and makes a backup before the upgrade.

How much time does it take to upgrade?

In majority of the cases, the user can upgrade the QuickBooks desktop and the company file in less than an hour. The larger the company file, the extra time it takes to upgrade. After the installation of QuickBooks desktop 2020 or QuickBooks for Mac 2020, the user will be prompted to activate.

QuickBooks Desktop 2022 Version – System Requirement

Processor Minimum 2.4 Ghz
RAM8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements:
1-5 Users:  8GB RAM
10 Users: 12GB RAM
15 Users: 16GB RAM
20 Users: 20GB+ RAM
Disk Size2.5GB of disk space should be available minimum.

Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD  

Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only)  

Require minimum 8.0 GB RAM  

Double the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore.

The space is only needed from the work folder LocalApplicationData+“Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”
WindowsUS version of Windows (if using US QuickBooks software), Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QuickBooks software)  

Regional settings are supported when set to English (United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to US/CA only  

Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access  

Natively installed – means it was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.
Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive should be available in your system for installation through CDs
Screen ResolutionDisplay must be at least 1280×1024 screen

If you want to avoid the discontinuation of the features of QuickBooks desktop 2017..! We suggest you to update your software today to the latest edition.

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When a user purchases QuickBooks desktop 2022, he/she gets a free, one-time support session in the first 60 days. However, if you needs any assistance related to QuickBooks desktop discontinuation or for up-gradation to the latest version, you can speak with our QuickBooks enterprise support experts at their helpline number i.e. 1(844)521-0490. We will help you to upgrade your software without any data loss.


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