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QuickBooks is robust accounting software that generally depends on a codebase with more than 10+ million lines of c++ code. However, it is prone to several technical glitches due to its immense size. Are you looking for ways that can help you update QuickBooks Desktop without any error? In this blog, we will discuss the various methods to update QuickBooks as per its latest available version in simple steps.


Does QuickBooks desktop need to update your company file? If yes, give us a call on our helpline number (855)-856–0053.


How To Perform Manual QuickBooks Update?

Below we have listed the two ways that can help you Update QuickBooks Desktop manually:

  1. Manual Update From Within QuickBooks Desktop

  • Firstly, navigate to QuickBooks and close the company files. Then, click on Exit from the File menu to close the program.

  • Then, right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon and select Run as Administrator.

  • Go to the Help menu and choose Update QuickBooks when the No Company Open screen displays.

  • Then, select Mark All under the Options menu and click on Save.

  • Now, navigate to the Update Now menu and then check-mark the Reset Update box.

  • Click on the getting Updates icon, and when you see Update Complete, you must shut QuickBooks.

  • Reopen QuickBooks and click on Yes when the Install Update popup appears.

  • When the installation completes, you must restart your computer.


  1. Download Update from the Internet

  • At first, click on QuickBooks Downloads and Updates link and go through the webpage.

  • After that, select the country, product & version.

  • Then, click on the Search option after entering the required details.

  • Click on the get the latest updates to link if you already have installed QuickBooks on your computer.

  • Once you have downloaded the updates, go to the Downloads folder and double-click on the update file to begin the installation process.

  • Now, follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

  • Once you have installed the update successfully, you must restart the system.


Steps On How To Update QuickBooks Desktop Automatically

With an automatic QuickBooks update, you’ll get an update automatically without worrying about its availability. QB searches for automatic updates and downloads them on your computer whenever available. It will prevent you from any shortcomings that may arise due to a new update.  Below we have mentioned the two methods that you need to follow for the same:

Method 1: Use the Update Now option on Update QuickBooks Window

  • Go to the QuickBooks Help menu> Update QuickBooks> Update Now.

  • Checkmark the options such as New Features, Maintenance Releases, Help, Accountant, etc., that you want to have in the Window.

  • Check the Reset Update box, and it will erase all the previous update downloads. However, it is optional and can also enhance your update time.

  • After that, select the Get Updates option and restart the QuickBooks application.

  • Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to install and update QuickBooks Desktop as per the latest available version.

Method 2: Enable QuickBooks to download updates automatically in future

  • Go to Help> Update QuickBooks.

  • Select the required option from the Update QuickBooks window.

  • After that, click on the radio button for Yes in the Automatic Update area.

  • By selecting Yes in the Shared Download area, you may also choose to share automatic downloads with other computers.

  • Click on Close, and QuickBooks would be able to download a new update on its own.

Summing It Up

We hope the information provided in this blog would have helped you know the most effective way to update the QuickBooks desktop. If you need any further assistance, we suggest you give us a call on our Toll-Free Number (855)-856–0053. Our experts are available round the clock at your service.


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