Just a quick note on compatibility of QuickBooks and the latest Microsoft releases. I have the following setup:
- Microsoft Windows RC 7: This is the current “release candidate” for Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista. It should be very close to what you see this Fall for the production copy. I’ve installed this on a Dell XPS410 32 bit Core2 system with 4 GB of RAM. I had reformatted the hard drive to do a clean installation rather than an update.
- Internet Explorer 8: This is the version of IE that installs with Windows 7. Even if you are using Vista or XP you may have this version, as Microsoft has been pushing it out through their update system.
- QuickBooks Enterprise 9.0: For this test I installed a client version of QBE 9 on the system, as this computer is not connected to a server yet. This is a US edition.
(Please see my more comprehensive article on Windows 7 and QuickBooks, published after this article)
When I installed QBE it first installed Flash 9. In did not install the Google option, as I don’t generally like how that affects system performance.
Immediately after initial installation I ran the Update feature to bring QBE up to the most current release at this time, R7.
After restarting QuickBooks and registering the product I used a number of different features, and everything worked as expected. There has been some discussion about compatibility with Internet Explorer 8, so I tried several different features that use web access. I tried Live Community, registered my online Intuit account, sent an invoice via email and the Intuit email server, and several other functions. All performed as expected.
So I’ll give this combination of products a tentative OK at this time.
Additional notes on IE8
A number of people have commented that they have had problems with QuickBooks and IE8. I believe (but can’t say for sure) that most of these situations have arisen with XP or Vista, not Windows 7. It could also have something to do with the version and release of QuickBooks – older versions may have some issues.
Some people have reported that they were able to resolve problems by setting the View Compatibility feature in IE8 properly. Select Tools in the IE8 menu bar, then Compatibility View Settings. Add “Intuit.*” to the list (please note that I didn’t need to do this to get things to work).
Has anyone else tried Windows 7 RC or IE8 with QuickBooks? Did you have any problems? Add a comment and let us know!
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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Look for Charlie’s articles in the Accountex Report blog, as well as his California Wildflower Hikes blog.
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