How can I update QB Pro 2009 when the update function won't work? Tried IE settings fix and 2009 is not on the manual download page. Can't open a backup copy due to this.

Okay, I see that I'm pretty much screwed here,  Apparently support has ended for 2009 and fixing the update operation is not going to happen.

So, let me move on to a workaround.  I am not going to buy an expensive latest version as my business is only going to be open a few more years and it won't make economical sense.

Question:  If I buy an older (but still supported) version, is this going to work around the problem of opening a file copy from an earlier version of the same year program?  I currently have the 2009 program on my desktop and laptop, but I just had to rebuild my desktop after a serious file corruption problem.  When I reinstalled the program on the desktop it installed fine, but won't open a backup copy from the laptop due to the revision mismatch (Laptop backup is newer revision).

Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer

QB Pro has always cost just under $200.

Your 2009 program reached end of life in May 2012.

That means you have saved Plenty of money and it is time to move on. Worse, your data file is now 10 years behind current, and Intuit has a 3-year lifecycle. You likely need Intuit to update it for you.

2009 has no ability to contact today's internet. And if you move to a Windows 10 computer, you cannot run QB 2009 on Windows 10. Microsoft ends support for W7 in Jan 2020. All computer software cycles out, since it cannot keep current with thoday's hardware, security issues, etc.

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