Reinstalling or moving the QuickBooks installation to another computer is necessary for several reasons. Use the following steps to reinstall or move QuickBooks Desktop to another computer.

Reinstalling QuickBooks Desktop or moving your QuickBooks installation to another computer requires:

  • Your license number
  • Your product number
  • Your installation CD or download.


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To reinstall or move your QuickBooks installation

  1. On the computer where you want QuickBooks Desktop installed, download the installation files or insert the CD.
  2. Install QuickBooks Desktop as you normally would. See Install QuickBooks Desktop for more detailed steps.

Common questions about reinstalling or moving an existing installation