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If you need assistance with using the software and your instructor or classmates cannot help you, please see QuickBooks Support, ProFile Installation Issues, or ProFile Support.
See if our handy FAQs can resolve your issue. If not, please submit a support form.
Downloading the software should be as simple as clicking the link in your welcome email while on the Windows computer that the software will be running on.
In most cases, problems in completing an installation process, are caused by your security / anti-virus software. Try turning off your security until you have completed installation.
If you continue to have difficulty, please look at the articles that match the problem you are having on the QuickBooks Desktop Canada Support page.
Also, talking with your Instructor / Professor or classmates to see if you are doing something differently than they did can be helpful.
The Intuit Education Program offers the QuickBooks Desktop Accountant Edition for learning.
The Accountant Edition includes all QuickBooks features and is ideal for learning. By learning with the full featured version, you will recognize any other version that an employer or client may have in the future.
The Intuit Education Program is pleased to offer current state-of-the art accounting software for your benefit. We offer a specific list of software to remain current.
Sometimes we have a request for software that is not on the currently available list. We are not able to offer versions other than what is available. If your class is calling for an earlier version, know that the earlier version's files can be converted to the current version. (One way only, so keep a backup before converting.) So that you will be able to do your assignments. You will not be able to pass the file to the instructor if they are running the older version of the software. If this is the case, please encourage your instructor / professor to request the free current version also.
At this time we offer:
If you are in a QuickBooks desktop class and have a Mac running QuickBooks Online, you should be able to complete most, if not all, of the assignments. You will need to determine how the menus and processes are slightly different.
If the software you received is not what you expected (for example, you wanted QuickBooks Online and got ProFile tax software) please feel free to keep the software you have and request the software you want.
Please submit a new request.
If you already have another version of QuickBooks installed, you have the option to install a second version or upgrade. Note that the free version for students has a one-year license and is not for commercial use. If the other version is a paid "regular" license, replacing it may not make sense.
See Install multiple QuickBooks versions on one computer for more information.
The Database Server Manager is a part of QuickBooks. It is installed with QuickBooks and runs separately. Please allow it to be installed and continue installing QuickBooks.
During the installation process, do not choose "Express Installation".
For more information, see this article: What is the QuickBooks Database Server Manager?
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Occasionally when signing up for the Intuit Education Program software the wrong e-mail address is entered on the request form.
If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within an hour of requesting the software, it possible that this has happened to you.
Please check that our e-mail is not stuck in your SPAM filter first; and if it is not, re-request your desired software.
Use your favourite search engine to search for:
- How to check SPAM filter for <your e-mail client>
- How to set safe senders for <your e-mail client>
Or, check with your Instructor / Professor or classmates.
Intuit Education Program is pleased to support your career path by providing state of the art software. It is not a reduced function version.
The QuickBooks software license is valid for a full year.
The ProFile software license is valid until the end of the calendar year. If your license expires before you are finished with your class, you are welcome to request the new current version.
When you register QuickBooks or ProFile you will be asked to complete information, just like a business owner who purchases the software.
This is your educational version of the software. Please use your name, street address and e-mail address. This will give you the full experience of being a business owner using the software.
For the company name, choose one that you like. If you started a business what would you call it? Use that. Have fun with the learning experience. Imagine how your future company would answer.
(Note: You do not need to use your school's name.)
Your educational version of the software contains the full functionality that professionals enjoy. The time period for the license is set to one year from installation for QuickBooks; and the end of December 2017 for ProFile. Payroll for QuickBooks Desktop 2016 will be supported until June 30th, 2017. After June 30th, 2017 you will need to upgrade to QuickBooks Desktop 2017 to continue using payroll.
Registering the software activates your free student license. Please register it immediately. If it does expire please submit a Support Request.
This article describes how to respond to the message "License and/or Product Number are invalid".
This article describes how to respond to the message "License and/or Product Number are invalid".
Register the software with the information from your welcome e-mail.
You may be prompted to register or activate if QuickBooks was reinstalled on another computer (or on the same computer after the hard disk was reformatted).
It is important to register your software early. Registering the software activates your free student license.
When the software is installed, it starts a 30 day count down. The countdown stops when the software is registered, or 30 days is reached. (30 days can pass quickly!) If 30 days pass before the software is registered it stops working -- which is not fun.
It is much easier to register the software when you install it.
You can find your license number on a sticker with your CD or by going to the Help menu and clicking My License Information.
The Register QuickBooks option is available on the Help menu only if you have not yet registered your copy of QuickBooks. If it does not appear on the Help menu, then you have already registered this copy of QuickBooks.
Intuit Education Program is pleased to support your career path and educational experience by providing state of the art software.
Questions about how to use this software in your class and with your curriculum are best directed to your Instructor / Professor and even your classmates.
Each educational institution chooses their own curriculum and which version of software they will use in class. Please work with your Instructor / Professor to find out which software version is being used for your course.
The software provided for use in class comes with a single user license. A single user is able to use the software on one CPU at a time, moving the data files between a laptop and a desktop computer.
See About QuickBooks licenses for details.
What browsers can I use to access QuickBooks Online? See What browsers can I use to access QuickBooks Online? for recommended browsers.
QuickBooks for Windows products are designed from the ground up to work on a PC with Windows installed. Customers have reported using a PC emulator, such as VMWare, Parallels, or Boot Camp to run QuickBooks for Windows on their Macs. This may decrease application performance in terms of speed and not all features may work as they were intended. Please be aware that Intuit has not tested the use of a QuickBooks for Windows product on the above mentioned PC emulators. We encourage you to research this approach to see whether it will work for you.
Boot Camp is available in the latest version of OSX. Please see this Apple article for more information.
Some of the differences between the Windows version and Mac version of QuickBooks can be found here: QuickBooks Windows vs. Mac: What's the difference?
If this information does not answer your question, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.
This article describes how to verify if your copy of ProFile is the current version.
Your instructor will cover what you need for your class. The information at the links below can help you expand your knowledge and look up specific details.
You may want to keep copies of your QuickBooks data files for future reference. If you have a newer version of QuickBooks in the future you can update a copy of your data files to that version to refresh your memory on how some features / procedures work.
If you're using QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2011 and earlier, you'll need to update your QuickBooks version before copying your QuickBooks for Windows data file into QuickBooks Online.
With QuickBooks 2015, you can transfer data directly into QuickBooks Online! If you don't have the latest QuickBooks for Windows 2015, you can use the trial version of this product to continue.
Refer to our QuickBooks Online Tutorials website for helpful guides and videos to help you get started.
**Note: If you have no way to complete the steps above to import your data from your computer, please contact us for assistance at 800.488.7330.
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