On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft introduced its newest operating system, Windows 10. It is being rolled out in phases so you may or may not have received an alert that your copy is ready for download yet. I know many of you like to be early adopters; however when it comes to a new operating system it’s typically best to wait a bit – especially when you are a business owner.
To learn more about Windows 10, see the official Microsoft Windows 10 FAQ page.
What versions of QuickBooks are supported on Windows 10?
- QuickBooks 2015: Based on initial testing, Intuit has found no issues with running QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10.
- QuickBooks 2014 and earlier: If you use QuickBooks 2013 or 2014, it is recommended that you upgrade to QuickBooks 2015 if you are going to upgrade to Windows 10. There is no guarantee that earlier versions will run on Windows 10 at all; and if the earlier versions do run you should be prepared for issues.
What’s new in Windows 10?
- New start menu – similar to the Windows 7 start menu
- Virtual Desktops
- New version of .NET framework (4.6)
- A new browser called EDGE (Internet Explorer 11 is still available)
You can find more information about the new features and details in this Microsoft article.
Intuit support has found that POS V12 has been tested on Windows 10 and worked fine.
Problems have been reported with POS V11 (2013). POS V10 and prior are no longer supported. For this reason, we recommend upgrading to the new QB POS V12 if you prefer Windows 10.
Another interesting article to read is from Sleeter’s Blog.
Of course QuickBooks is not the only consideration in upgrading to Windows 10. You must also look at all the other programs you use to run your business to see if they have been tested for compatibility; not to mention your hardware. Personally I test on a computer that is not one of our main production machines – this way I can become familiar with what’s new, what works and what doesn’t and what I like (or don’t).
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