On July 29 2015, Microsoft released its newest operating system, Windows 10. It is an optional update as you are not required to update to Windows 10 from your current Operating System (Windows 7 or Windows 8).

Below, you will find helpful information regarding Windows 10, QuickBooks Desktop, and QuickBooks Point of Sale (applies to US only). To learn more about Windows 10, please see the official Microsoft Windows 10 FAQ page.

What versions of QuickBooks are supported on Windows 10?

  • QuickBooks 2016 R7 and later: Good news! QuickBooks 2016 R7 and later is certified to work on Windows 10. If you are using a release of 2016 earlier than R7, you will need to update QuickBooks to the latest release in order to become compatible with Windows 10.
  • QuickBooks 2015 and QuickBooks 2016 (R1-R6): Based on initial testing, we have not found any major issues with QuickBooks 2015. Please see our System requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2015 and Enterprise Solutions 15.0 for details on what operating systems are supported. If you have deployed QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10, make sure you have .NET Framework 3.5 enabled (it is usually disabled by default from Microsoft) to ensure the best possible experience using QuickBooks on a non-supported operating system.

    Ensure .NET 3.5 is enabled for QuickBooks 2015

    1. Click Start and type Turn Windows features On or Off.
    2. Click Turn Windows features On or Off.
    3. At the top, you will see an option for .NET Framework 3.5, ensure it is enabled.
      1. If it is not enabled, click in the white check box to enable it and click Ok. Reboot your computer after it is enabled.
      2. If it is already enabled, then click Cancel and no further action is required in this step.

  • QuickBooks 2014 and earlier: QuickBooks 2014 and earlier is not supported on Windows 10. Please see System requirements for QuickBooks 2014 and Enterprise Solutions 14.0 for details on what operating systems are supported.

What's new in Windows 10 that I should know about?

  • New start menu which looks more like the start menu from Windows 7.
  • Virtual Desktops (task switcher).
  • New version of .NET framework (4.6).
  • New browser called EDGE (although Internet Explorer 11 is still available to use).
You can find more information about the new features and details by checking out this Microsoft article.
Roll back to your previous version of Windows if you are on Windows 10?

If you already updated to Windows 10, according to Microsoft, you have a month if you decide to change your mind you can roll back to your previous version of Windows. See this Microsoft article for more details.