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Manually updating QuickBooks 2014, 2015 and 2016

To see what has changed in QuickBooks in either version, go to New Features in QuickBooks 2014Whats new in QuickBooks 2015 or Whats new in QuickBooks 2016.
 
NOTE: all releases of QuickBooks 2015 and 2016 currently carry the reversing of the employment allowance when a final submission is made. Please do not submit your final submission for payroll year 2015/16 with a version/release lower than QuickBooks 2016 R6. Its advised payroll users should upgrade to QuickBooks 2016 and ensure auto update is turned on ready to auto install release 6 before proceeding with payroll year end 2015’16.
 
To check your version, open QuickBooks and press the F2 button on your keyboard.  The Product Information screen will appear, your release number will be shown at the end of the top line.
 
TIP: QuickBooks 2016 R6 also ensures the declaration questions do not need to be answered this year as they have been removed from R6. Finally always take a back-up of your data before updating your software.   
Install the Update

 Download the update and save it to a convenient location on your computer. Click the link below that applies to the edition of QuickBooks you are updating. 

 

  1. If QuickBooks is open, close the application.
  2. Locate and double-click the downloaded update file. If you have difficulty finding the file on your computer, see Find a file on a computer that is running Windows.
  3. When the installation is complete, restart your computer.
  4. Open QuickBooks, and then check the current program release.
  5. Press F2 to open the Product Information window.
  6. The first line in this window displays the QuickBooks 2014, 2015 or 2016 version followed by the release number (for example, QuickBooks Pro 2014 Release R9). If the release number contains R9, then you have successfully installed the latest release of QuickBooks 2014.
  7. Click OK to close the window.
  8. For Payroll subscribers, you can also check your Tax Table version. Go the Employee menu, select My Payroll Service, then Tax Table Information
  9. If using QuickBooks in a Multi-User environment, follow the above steps on the other PCs. Once each machine has the update, log into the company file as normal.
Important steps to ensure a successful installation of QuickBooks updates
If you receive a security warning when downloading or installing the QuickBooks update and you obtained the update from this site, click Run to continue the installation.
 
After installing the update, immediately restart that computer before using QuickBooks.

Intuit strongly recommends you not update a company data file across a network connection. Copy the company file to a local installation, open the company file and allow the update process to complete, and then close the file and copy it back to the network location.

Some QuickBooks updates will include a change to the data file structure. When opening the company file for the first time after installing a product update, you may see a progress bar as the structure change is implemented. It is important to allow this change to complete; do not end task on QuickBooks during this process.




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