QuickBooks Desktop


system requirements

Higher computer and network specs such as 8 GB Ram, SSD HDD on computer and server if hosting server exists will increase your QuickBooks performance. For multi user access, please avoid WiFi network connections, instead, use cable LAN connection preferable 1.0 Gbps.  To find more, please read the article Improve QuickBooks Performance

Hardware Requirements
  • Minimum Processor 2.4 GHz
  • Minimum RAM 4 GB, Recommended 8 GB
  • SSD Hard Disk will significantly increase QuickBooks Performance
  • LAN Connection 1 Gbps (in case client computer is connected to a QuickBooks hosting server to access company files (databases)
  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed1
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1) all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1 all editions including 64-bit, natively installed

Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365 (32 and 64-bit). E-mail estimates, invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook.com and other SMTP supporting e-mail clients. Transfer data from QuickBooks 2004-2016 and Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016. Browser requirement, Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit)

Hardware Requirements
  • Minimum RAM 4 GB, Recommended 8 GB
    • 1-5 Users: 8 GB RAM
    • 10 Users: 12 GB RAM
    • 15 Users: 16 GB RAM
    • 20 Users: 20+GB RAM
  • HDD capacity depends on the number and the size of QuickBooks company files (databases)
  • SSD Hard Disk will significantly increase QuickBooks Performance
  • LAN connection 1 Gbps
Natively installed on:
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2011 R2 is only supported with QuickBooks Desktop 2017 R4 and QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 17.0 R4.
  • Natively installed means it was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means that it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.


Source: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/help-articles/system-requirements-for-quickbooks-2020-and-enterprise-solutions/01/390457

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