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Installing an older version of QuickBooks on a Windows 8 computer

When trying to install an older version of QuickBooks on a Windows 8 computer from a CD, you may receive an error message that prevents launching the installation program.

Detailed instructions
  1. Rather then installing Quickbooks from the CD, install from a Downloaded version.
  2. After installation is complete, right-click the newly created QuickBooks Desktop icon and choose properties:
    1. Click the Compatibility tab.
    2. Place a check mark next to Run this Program in compatibility mode for: > Windows XP Service Pack 3 in the drop down menu.
    3. Click OK
  3. Restart the computer if needed.

 

If these steps do not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

KB ID# HOW19972
8/20/2014 11:15:36 PM
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