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Find out if your QuickBooks Desktop is Compatible with Windows 10

Millions of small and medium-sized organizations count on QuickBooks desktop, especially when it comes to managing their day to day financial activities. Tasks, like making payments, paying bills, creating invoices, tracking expenses and more, can be performed with incredible ease and almost zero errors and in no time using this robust accounting and bookkeeping tool.

However, the user can only make the most of it, if it’s compatible with your Windows operating system. Recently, Microsoft has released a new operating system – Windows 10. It’s not required for the user to update to this latest release from existing operating system as this update is optional. But if the user already has Windows 10, he/she should know what QuickBooks versions are compatible with it.

In today’s article, we will be listing the versions of QB that are compatible with MS Windows 10. Thus, if you want to know whether your QuickBooks is compatible with MS Windows 10 or you need to update it, then make sure you read this article till the end. However, if you have any query or looking for a experts guidance, feel free to contact our support team at 1(844)521-0490. We will help you out with all your QB related doubts.

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Microsoft Windows 10 – New Updates and Features

Windows 10 has come up with some amazing features and functionalities. We have jotted down some of the most compelling features of Windows 10:

  • The latest windows release consists of virtual desktop also called the task switcher
  • The start menu in Windows 10 looks similar to the start menu in Windows 7
  • It features a new version of .Net framework (4.6), which makes it even more compelling
  • While Internet Explorer 11 is available for use, window 10 boasts a new browser, EDGE

How to check your Windows 10 version?

According to a survey, we found that not every QB user uses Windows 10 operating system on the same version. To check the current version as well as other specifications follow the below given steps:

  1. Firstly you need to click on Start menu and then type About your PC.
  2. After that hit a click on About your PC.
  3. Now scroll down to find your windows version number.
Versions of QuickBooks are Supported on Windows 10 - Screenshot

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Versions of QuickBooks Desktop Supported with Windows 10

Check out the all Versions of QuickBooks that are compatible with MS Windows 10:

QuickBooks Desktop is Compatible with Windows 10 - Infographic

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QuickBooks Desktop 2016 Release 7 and later

Perk up if you are using QB desktop 2016 R7, for these versions are compatible with windows 10. In case the user is having QuickBooks 2016 release before R7, then it is a must to update the accounting software to the latest version to work in and avoid facing issues with Windows 10. But if the user is making use of QB desktop 2016 R7 or a later version, no updates are required as it is compatible with Windows 10 and the user can easily work on this version without any issue.

QuickBooks Desktop 2015 and 2016 (Release 1 to 6)

This Info-graphic will help you to determine the QB Editions Comparison:

Which QuickBooks Versions that are Compatible with Windows 10 - Infographic

Intuits performs regular tests on QuickBooks Desktop software and keeps introducing new updates and patches for Windows 10. It ensures that appropriate and compatible components are not missing. As per an analysis, .Net framework 3.5 is an essential component required for QB 2015 to function with Windows 10. The said framework gets updated to higher version, when Windows 10 updates are installed. However, it should be noted that QB desktop 2015 faces certain compatibility issues with Windows 10, especially when .Net framework is either missing or disabled.

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How to make QuickBooks Desktop 2015 compatible with Windows 10?

The same condition applies to the lower versions of QB accounting software as well. Thus, it’s mandatory to enable .Net framework 3.5 to make QuickBooks Desktop 2015 compatible with Windows 10.

Steps to enable .NET 3.5 for QuickBooks desktop 2015

  • The user needs to click on the ‘Start’ button on the screen or ‘Start‘ key on the keyboard, and then spot the option that reads ‘Turn Windows features On or Off.’
Turn windows features on or off - Screenshot
  • After that, the user is supposed to click on the same.
  • Now, a dialog box will open and the user will find an option ‘.NET Framework 3.5’ as well as .NET Framework 4.5.
Steps to Enable .NET 3.5 for QuickBooks 2015 - Screenshot
  • Moving ahead, the user needs to make sure that the option is enabled. If the user finds that the option is disabled, then in that case the user should enable it by clicking on the checkbox.
  • And lastly, the user should restart the system, in order to ‘Save‘ changes.

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QuickBooks Desktop 2014 and earlier

After a few reliable tests, it is concluded that QB 2014 or earlier versions are not at all compatible with Windows 10. Also, users with QB 2014 have reported multiple errors, including QuickBooks error code 15271. If you are using QB 2015 or earlier versions, then it is mandatory for to update your QB desktop to avoid such errors.

Which Windows 10 version works best with QuickBooks?

Now that you have learnt whether your QuickBooks version is supported with windows 10, it is now time to reverse the situation. This means that now the user needs to explore which Windows 10 version works best with QuickBooks. Let us have a look:

Windows 10 version 1809: QuickBooks desktop 2021 is certified to work without any hassle with with version 1809 of Windows 10. However 2017-2019 versions are not yet completely certified with this version.

Windows 10 version 1803: Talking about this version, QB desktop 2017-2021 are fully certified to work with this windows 10 version.

Windows 10 version 1709: Similar to the windows version 1803, QuickBooks desktop 2017-2021 are supported will work best with this windows version.

Windows 10 version 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703: If you are using any of these versions, then in that case it is recommended to update to the latest release of Windows 10. The reason is that, Microsoft has already discontinued to provide support for the mentioned versions.

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Wrapping up!

If you have any Questions related to compatibility of QuickBooks desktop with Windows 10 or you receive any error, you can call our 24×7 QuickBooks enterprise support team at +1-844-521-0490 and seek quick and accurate solutions.

Our team will provide you with the best possible assistance related to QuickBooks errors and various compatibility issues. Thus, do not hesitate to speak to our accountants team and discuss your issue with them. Our team will be happy to help you!


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