How to Install QuickBooks Desktop 2019

Here are the step-by-step ways to install QuickBooks Desktop 2019:

1. Buy QuickBooks Desktop 2019 (Premier or Pro).
If you have already bought it and downloaded it, proceed to step 2.
If you have not bought it yet and need to buy one, follow the product link below. Select the product you want to buy (Premier or Pro) and buy one directly from Intuit QuickBooks website.

QuickBooks Premier 2019 price: $349.95. CLICK HERE.
QuickBooks Pro 2019 price: $199.95. CLICK HERE.

NOTE: It’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUYING THE PRODUCT (with one-time payment) instead of annual subscription. Annual subscription means you will have to pay for the subscription each year for the same program.

2. Select the QuickBooks executable file (e.g. QuickBooksPro2019.exe) found on your desktop. (or wherever you downloaded it to run the QuickBooks installation).

3. Select “Yes to All” if How do I update my data to a new version of QuickBooks Desktop? prompted to overwrite the existing extracted files.

4. Select Next to begin the installation.

5. Read the Software License Agreement. If you agree, select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

6. Enter your License number (15 digits) and Product number (6 digits), then select Next. Note If you have bought QuickBooks but can’t find these numbers, click “I can’t find these numbers” link below for more information.

7. Select the type of installation for the computer.
Express: Allows the installer to make the recommended choices for you, including replacing your previous version of QuickBooks if you have one.
Select the type of installation for the computer. Note: The Accountant Edition does not replace older years by default.
Custom and Network Options: Choose this if you will be using multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop on the computer OR if you will use QuickBooks to share data with other users on a network.
Note: Click “Explain these choices in detail” link below for more information.

8. Select Install to continue, or choose Back if you need to go back and review any of the previous screens.

9. If any QuickBooks processes were running during the installation, the installer may ask you to restart your computer. Otherwise, select Open QuickBooks to get started!

10. After installation, activate QuickBooks and you’re all set. If you run into any problems, see Register QuickBooks Desktop link.

You may want to bookmark these sites or save it as a favorite for future reference.

Download QuickBooks Desktop

Move your company files to another computer

Register or activate QuickBooks Desktop


What’s new in QuickBooks Desktop for Windows 2019

2019 New Features

1. Invoice Status Tracker
Allows easier tracking of the Invoice status – sent, viewed, paid and deposited.

2. Transfer Credits
Transferring credits from one customer job to another job in just a few clicks.

3. Check to Pay Bills
Pay Bills window when you have open bills and try to write checks.

4. Inactive Items in Inventory Reports
A filter to include/exclude inactive inventory in reports.

5. IIF Imports
Now you have a chance to fix all IIF import errors.

6. Data File optimization
Reduce company file size without removing any data.

7. Move QuickBooks to another Computer
Move your QuickBooks program and your company files onto a new computer easily.

You can follow this QuickBooks link for more information.

Should I upgrade to QuickBooks Desktop 2019?


QuickBooks Premier 2019. Price $349.95. CLICK HERE!

QuickBooks Pro 2019. Price $199.95. CLICK HERE!

QuickBooks Mac 2019. Price $199.95. CLICK HERE!

Estimated Release Date of QuickBooks 2019 Pro Premier Enterprise

Inuit usually release their new products sometime in September (between 3rd or 4th week).

Actual Release Date: September 17th, 2018.

Release dates of QuickBooks:
QuickBooks 2019 September 17, 2018
QuickBooks 2018 September 26, 2017
QuickBooks 2017 September 27, 2016
QuickBooks 2016 September 25, 2015
QuickBooks 2015 September 22, 2014
QuickBooks 2014 September 23, 2013
QuickBooks 2013 September 10, 2012
QuickBooks 2012 September 26, 2011

Conversion Error From QBO TO QuickBooks Desktop – QuickBooks already has a company file open…

You have now reached a very critical stage in conversion to QuickBooks desktop process. Even if you’ve followed all the steps, you can’t pass this final stage in the desktop.

Please give this a try if you’re getting the following error:
The “Convert Now” button (it fails at step 4) stage and get the error from QuickBooks Pro Desktop: “QuickBooks already has a company file open…”

All these steps are probably not necessary, but it’s what worked in some test.

1. Open a Sample company, select a Services-based sample company

2. Close the company and go back to the No Company Open screen

3. Click the menu bar Help –> Activate QuickBooks Desktop (this may need to do this but did it anyway)

4. Click the Activate button

5. Close the “We just need to verify your identity to activate” browser window, return to the No Company Open screen

6. BIG HOPE!!! Start the conversion process again with QBO. Again, hopefully, it will work with no error message!

Good luck!

Error Code:80029c4a When Opening QuickBooks

Error Code:80029c4a Description:Error loading type library/DLL
QuickBooks Help
When you try to open QuickBooks Desktop, you see one of the following error messages:



Solution 1: Perform a clean install of QuickBooks Desktop
Reinstall using a clean install
Update to the latest release
From the File menu, click Close Company/Logoff.
NOTE: If you open multiple company files in QuickBooks Desktop, you have to do this step for every company that are open.

Click File > Exit.
Right click the QuickBooks Desktop icon on your desktop.
Click Run as administrator.
Make sure you are in the No Company Open screen.
From Help menu, choose Update QuickBooks.
Click Options.
Select the Mark All button then click Save.
Click Update Now.
Click Reset Update then click the Get Updates button.
When the Update Complete message appears, close QuickBooks Desktop.
Open QuickBooks Desktop. If you get the message to install update, click Yes.
When the installation is complete, restart your computer.


Direct Connect online banking for Capital One will be discontinued

Direct Connect online banking for Capital One will be discontinued
QuickBooks Help
Capital One Bank will discontinue Direct Connect service shortly, after some delay from the date initially communicated. You need to have the latest QuickBooks patch and updated Bank Feeds settings to ensure smooth transition of your data from Direct Connect to Express Web Connect. We will update this article, and send an alerting email, when this change becomes active.

Note: You do not need to perform any of these steps until this article is updated, after the Express Web Connect is made available.


Set up multi-user or network for QuickBooks Desktop

Set up multi-user or network for QuickBooks Desktop
QuickBooks Help
The following articles can help you get started if this is your first time to install and use QuickBooks Desktop in a multi-user or network environment. Follow the steps in the order shown below.

Installation and setup
Install QuickBooks Desktop
Add Windows admin rights to allow configuration of multi user access
Map a network drive (optional)
Configure Firewall and Internet security settings for QuickBooks Desktop
Set up the QuickBooks Database Server Manager and scan your file
Open a company file that is located on a remote computer
Note: If you are a new QuickBooks user, after installing Create a QuickBooks Desktop company file first before doing step 2.


Also, see helpful article:
How to Install QuickBooks Desktop