Installation Instructions for QuickBooks Pro 2008 by Intuit
The installation of QuickBooks Pro by Intuit can be accomplished by following the instructions
provided with the program. The instructions within this tutorial will also walk you through the
installation of QuickBooks Pr..
If your computer does not auto start the installation when the installation disk is inserted into
the drive, click on the START button on Task Bar. Then click on RUN. When RUN is clicked,
Windows will present the following dialog box:
Using the drop-down arrow or by typing it in, enter the drive letter in which your installation
disk is installed followed by a colon, a back slash, and SETUP.EXE, as shown above. When the
dialog box is appropriately filled in, click on OK to advance.
And QuickBooks will present this
dialog box after several seconds.
While the default is “YES”, it is
recommended that you select
“NO” on this screen if you are
going to be using your data files
on multiple computers since
QuickBooks is sensitive to the
version (QuickBooks, QuickBooks
Pro, etc), the year (2008, 2009,
etc) and update status of each
application of QuickBooks
opening the data files.
Then click NEXT.
And with a “Windows Installer” information box (no choices or actions appropriate) QuickBooks
will inform you that is preparing to install the program.
Then QuickBooks recommends that all open Windows programs and virus protection programs
be closed before continuing the installation.
When you are ready to proceed, click on NEXT.
QuickBooks then requires you to
accept the terms of the licensing
agreement. You should read, and
print if desired, this agreement
before selecting “I accept the
terms in the licensing
The NEXT button will remain
dimmed and is not selectable
until you click into the “ACCEPT”
When ready, click on NEXT.
In the Number of Users dialog
box the normal selection is ONE
USER. Intuit does allow, as stated
in this dialog box, you to install
QuickBooks on two computers at
one time. For example, your
desktop system at home and your
laptop for school. With this
installation privilege you are
agreeing that 1) you will be the
only user, and 2) that both
installations will not be used at
the same time, such as your
roommate on the desktop system
installation while you are using
the laptop installation in the
Click NEXT when the appropriate selection has been made.
QuickBooks will present the
License Number and Product
Number dialog box. Enter the
numbers as appropriate. The
cursor will advance from box to
box on each line but will not auto
advance from line 1 to line 2.
Verify your numbers before
clicking on NEXT to advance the
QuickBooks will present you with
the Select Installation Folder, as
shown here. To accept a
“standard” installation, simply
click on NEXT.
If you desire QuickBooks to be
installed in a different folder, click
on “CHANGE” and follow the
instructions and provide the
QuickBooks will install, at your
desire, Google Desktop into your
NEXT will remain dim until you
select YES or NO by clicking on
Make your choice and click NEXT
to advance the installation.
And QuickBooks tells you it is
ready to install the program into
the folder shown. Clicking
INSTALL will advance the
During the install, which may take
up to 20 minutes, with 5~10
being a normal range,
QuickBooks will present you with
a progress bar and informational
screens about QuickBooks and
some of its capabilities.
No action is required during this
Install/Slide Show until
QuickBooks tells you that the
installation is complete, as shown
in this dialog box.
Click the FINISH button to
complete the installation.
Depending on your computer and its settings, QuickBooks Pro may or
may not open at this time. If QuickBooks does not open, during the
installation process an icon, shown here, was installed on your
desktop. Double-click it to open QuickBooks. As a Windows
compliant application, you can also right click the icon, and then
select OPEN from the pop-up menu.
Upon opening for the first time
QuickBooks will present you
with this Automatic Update
screen. There are no choices or
options. Intuit is advising you
that they would like to keep
your installation of QuickBooks
as up to date as possible.
Click on OK to continue into
And QuickBooks will show you its
opening desktop which allows
you several options.
You may select any of the options
by clicking on the appropriate
This completes the installation instructions chapter for QuickBooks Pro 2008. The next
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