bought a new pc, and considering upgrade from desktop pro 2012 to 2018. before I buy 2018, will there be issues using backup from 2012 on 2018 version? if so how to solve

My old pc with quickbooks 2012 works fine, so if this is a huge headache I will just continue using, but I would like to update if possible.  I think it should be outlined before purchase what works.  Most people don't buy new computer every year.  I try to keep mine for ten years.  So is 2012 compatible for 2018?


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First of all, assuming that your new computer has Win 10, you should not attempt to run QB 2012 on it.  Not only did support end 3 years ago, but it is not supported on that OS.  Also, the longer you wait to upgrade your file the hard/riskier it is.  Usually it is recommended that you upgrade in 3 year steps, e.g., 2012 to 2015 to 2018.  If you're lucky, you can upgrade your file from 2012 to 2018 (always keep a backup stored away just in case).  If you have problems (compare financial reports before and after) ask Intuit to do it for you.

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