Are you on the Windows 7 operating system? Well, it is to inform you that the newer versions of QuickBooks Desktop are no longer supported with the Windows 7 OS.
Microsoft has decided to stop all kinds of security updates or support for PCs running on Windows 7 OS. This basically means that systems running on Windows 7 are at risks against viruses and malware attacks. In order to keep your system away from any threat, you are recommended upgrading to the Windows 10 OS.
The security of QuickBooks users’ data is the top most priority of Intuit. However, QuickBooks will still be running on Windows 7 but you are still recommended upgrading you to Windows 10. Because QuickBooks requires you to save various important and confidential data such as social security number, bank account information, you need to keep your system away from any external threats.
Note: You can also reinstall or move QuickBooks Desktop to another computer by using our QuickBooks Migration Service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here, we have answered some frequently asked questions for Windows 7 users:
Do I need to upgrade if I have QuickBooks Desktop Plus?
Yes, the decision taken by Microsoft to not provide security updates will have an impact on QuickBooks Desktop Plus products as well.
What are the minimum system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop?
You can visit system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop to get detailed information.
What does this mean for older versions of QuickBooks Desktop (2019 and earlier)?
The older versions of QuickBooks Desktop are still supported. Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 just improves the protection level of your QuickBooks Data.
Do I need to upgrade if I have Windows Server 2008?
Yes, post January 14, 2020, there will be no security updates provided by Microsoft for the systems running on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. Due to these modifications, you also have to update your QuickBooks Desktop to one of the following versions.
If I upgrade my operating system, will it work with my other installed software?
Most of the desktop software is compatible with the upgraded operating system. You just need to ensure that your system meets the system requirements for each of them.
What’s the difference between desktop software and online software?
Desktop software is an application that you install in your computer physically whereas an Online software is used over an internet connection.
Where can I get help with my operating system?
Windows 10 requires the same versions as the Windows 7. You can verify if your computer is compatible with Windows 10 or not by visiting Microsoft’s website.
What if my business is subscribed to Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs)?
With extended security updates, you will get important security updates for Windows 7 from Microsoft for three more years. This can be very helpful for you in keeping your system secure even after the Windows 7 is no longer available. However, Intuit can’t differentiate between the users who receive Extended Security Updates and who doesn’t. Because of this you will still get notifications and prompts to upgrade your operating system.
Get Additional Information For QuickBooks
Hopefully the provided information is useful for you. You should be clear about what needs to be done when the Windows 7 OS is no longer supported by Microsoft. However, if you still have any doubt or you are facing any kind of issue, you can get connected with our QB professionals by dialing our toll-free number +1-866-701-7446 for instant help.