How to Update QuickBooks to 2021 – Easy Steps

How to Update QuickBooks

Do you want to update QuickBooks to 2021? To update QuickBooks, users can use the internal feature or manually download and install the update. Users also have the option to set up automatic updates, enabling QuickBooks to download the update files in the background and prompt the user when it’s ready. We recommend that you check for new updates at least once a month. Installing updates has many benefits including removal of errors and introduction of new features.

Updating and Upgrading QuickBooks are two different things. Updates are available at a higher frequency than upgrades. Once you upgrade, you must also upgrade your company file through the software.

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Set up Automatic QuickBooks Updates

To set up automatic updates in QuickBooks Desktop, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Click on Help from the main menu.
  2. Click on Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. From the Update Now tab, select Reset Update. This clears all the previously downloaded update files.
  4. Click on Get Updates. This will start the download process.
  5. Once the files are downloaded, restart QuickBooks.
  6. Click on Install when QuickBooks prompts you to install the updates.

Some users prefer to install the update at a later time. QuickBooks has a unique feature that can facilitate you in the same. To schedule an update for a later time, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Click on Help from the main menu.
  2. Select Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. From the Options tab, mark Yes for Automatic Updates.
    1. Also mark Yes for Shared Download if you want to share the downloaded files with other computers.
  4. Click on Close.

Whenever updates are available, QuickBooks will download them automatically in the background, but the ultimate choice to install the update will rest with the admin user.

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Steps for QuickBooks Manual Update

To manually download and install QuickBooks, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Close all programs.
  2. In the Start menu, right click on QuickBooks Desktop, and select ‘Run as Administrator.’
  3. Don’t open any company file. Still from the ‘No company Open Screen’, select the Help menu.
  4. Click on Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  5. From the Options tab, click on Mark All.
  6. Select Save.
  7. From the Update Now tab, select Reset Updates.
  8. When ready, click on Get Updates.
  9. Once the update files are downloaded, restart QuickBooks.
  10. Click on Yes to confirm the installation of the update.
  11. Restart your system.

In some cases, users have reported errors when installing updates on a workstation. An easy alternative to avoid errors is to download the update files manually from the internet. To update QuickBooks after downloading files from the internet, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Go to this Link.
  2. Enter a country.
  3. Enter a product.
  4. Select the Version (Year).
  5. Click on Search.
  6. Mark the files to download, and click on Get Updates.
  7. Launch the downloaded file to install updates.

This way, you can update QuickBooks on all workstations without encountering any errors. This has reportedly solved many errors and issues in QuickBooks for many users.

If you’re planning to install the updates on workstations, it is better to first update the software on the server. This can help you to avoid multiple errors and issues that arise in this accounting software.

QuickBooks Payroll Update

Users who’ve subscribed to Payroll can download the latest tax tables from Intuit’s website. However, an easier way is to download the latest tax tables within QuickBooks. To do so, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Click on Employees from the main menu.
  2. Click on Get Payroll Updates.
  3. Click on Download Entire Update checkbox.
  4. Click on Download Latest Updates.

In case you get QuickBooks payroll update error , get in touch with our professionals to fix it on time.

Once all the latest tax tables are downloaded, you’ll receive a confirmation message. QuickBooks users also have the option to turn on automatic updates for payroll tax tables.

To know more, you can get in touch with our QuickBooks experts at our LIVE CHAT.

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