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Intuit has released the system requirements for QuickBooks 2015!

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The following information comes from the Intuit QuickBooks Support Site.

QuickBooks 2015

 

Operating systems supported

 

Operating systems supported:

    • Windows 8, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
    • Windows 7, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
    • Windows Vista (SP1 or later), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
    • Windows Server 2012, Windows Small Business Server 2011, Small Business Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 (SP2), including 64-bit, natively installed

Database Servers:

    • Windows: natively installed & Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista (SP1) with UAC on, Windows Server 2011, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 - Terminal Server Config., Windows Server 2003 (SP2), and Windows Small Business Server 2008

      Note: Windows Home Server Edition is not supported.

Hardware and operating system requirements (client and server)

  • 2.4 GHz processor minimum
  • System processor should support at least Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) instruction set
  • 2 GB RAM minimum
    • RAM requirements for multi-user setup
      • 5 users: 2-3 GB
      • 10 users: 3-4 GB
      • 15 users: 4-6 GB
      • 20 users: 6-8 GB
  • 4x CD-ROM drive required for CD installations
  • Display optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
  • Best optimized for Default DPI setting (96 DPI or 100%). Additionally, medium DPI (120 DPI or 110%) is supported to ensure an optimal experience for 110% scaling.
  • Windows:
    • U.S. version
    • Regional Settings are supported when set to English (United States) with keyboard setting to U.S. only
    • Administrator Rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi User Access
    • Natively installed
  • Disk space requirements:
    • 1.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
    • Additional software: 250 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.0 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
    • Additional requirements  for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings
      • Require minimum 2.0 GB Ram
      • Twice the size of the largest File set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect"

Software compatibility

QuickBooks is capable of integrating with hundreds of third-party applications. The following integrations are provided with QuickBooks; additional RAM will enhance the use of these features. See Intuit Marketplace for the most up-to-date list.

    • Microsoft Office:
      • Office 2010 and Office 2013/365 (including Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013) both on 32 and 64 bit.  (Note:  Office 365 is only supported when it is locally installed, not the web version.)
      • Preparing letters requires Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, or 2007.
      • Exporting reports requires Microsoft Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007.
      • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook requires Outlook 2013, 2010, or 2007.
      • Synchronization with Outlook requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook (the download is available at no charge).
        Contact Sync does not work with the Microsoft Business Contact Manager Outlook plug-in. If a sync is performed, duplicate records could result
    • QuickBooks Point of Sale 2015 (V12.0), V11.0 , V10.0
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Business Planner functionality and viewing forms requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later.
    • Payroll and other online features and services requires Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed (DSL or cable modem recommended)
    • TurboTax 2014 and 2013 (Personal and Business)
    • Lacerte 2014 and 2013
    • Pro-Series tax years 2014 and 2013
    • QuickBooks for Mac 2015
    • Quicken 2015, 2014, 2013
    • Gmail, Yahoo Email, Windows Mail, Hotmail and AOL
    • Internet Explorer 11, 10, and 9.

Firewall and antivirus software compatibility

QuickBooks Pro 2015 has been tested with the following firewall and antivirus products.

Note: In some cases, it may be necessary to adjust settings in these products to ensure the best possible performance with QuickBooks.

  • Windows Server Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows Vista Firewall (all editions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Avast
  • Windows Defender
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Norton

Note: QuickBooks will work with systems running RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) but this is not recommended because performance issues may cause QuickBooks to operate slowly.

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