How to manually install QuickBooks 2013 updates
Last updated: Jan 21, 2014
Article ID: HOW19716
What is new in this update?
To see what has changed in the newest QuickBooks 2013 Update, go to: QuickBooks 2013 Release Notes.
Note: If you are currently using QuickBooks 2012 or an earlier version, you must upgrade to the latest version of QuickBooks in order to use the January 2014 Tax Table Update for Payroll.
For instructions on how to determine what version of QuickBooks you are currently using, go to: Which QuickBooks Version is Installed.
To purchase the newest version of QuickBooks 2013, contact QuickBooks Support
Products affected by this update:
These product updates are applicable for QuickBooks EasyStart 2013, QuickBooks Pro 2013, QuickBooks Premier 2013, Premier Industry-specific editions 2013 and QuickBooks Enterprise 13.0.
If you have the Automatic Update feature turned on in QuickBooks, QuickBooks may have already installed this update for you. To check if this update has already been installed, press F2 to open the Product Information window. If the release number contains R11, then you already have the latest release.
Important steps to ensure a successful installation of QuickBooks updates
- If you receive a security warning when downloading or installing the QuickBooks update and you obtained the update from this site, click Run to continue the installation.
- After installing the update, immediately restart that computer before using QuickBooks.
- Intuit strongly recommends you not update a company data file across a network connection. Copy the company file to a local installation, open the company file and allow the update process to complete, and then close the file and copy it back to the network location.
- Some QuickBooks updates will include a change to the data file structure. When opening the company file for the first time after installing a product update, you may see a progress bar as the structure change is implemented. It is important to allow this change to complete; do not end task on QuickBooks during this process.