WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE – NON-COMPATIBILTY WITH QUICKBOOKS
As many of us know, the new version for the Windows operating system is available to download. The numerous risks for doing so are well documented elsewhere and apply to many of us for a variety of reasons. One reason to restrict downloading Win10 specific to you, as a client of our firm, relates to the effect the operating system has on QuickBooks. If you currently have any version of QuickBooks prior to 2016 installed on your system, it is imperative to resist downloading Win10. The program will crash and your software will be unusable. QuickBooks 2016 and QuickBooks Online appear to be the exceptions. If you have a version of QuickBooks prior to 2015, you should upgrade to 2017 as QuickBooks will not support versions older than three years.
We encourage all of our clients to educate themselves on the risks of downloading Win10 to determine the best course of action. As always, call us with any of your questions.