Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Quicken FAQ

  1. Can I get a CD/DVD instead of downloading?
  2. Can I use Quicken on multiple computers?
  3. Which mobile devices can Quicken sync with?
  4. Which versions of Windows does Quicken support?
  5. Can I transfer data from my old version of Quicken to the new version?
  6. Can I use Quicken on a Mac?
  7. Does Rental Property Manager have the same features as Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business?
  8. What are the minimum system requirements to run Quicken?
  9. Can I print checks with Quicken?

QuickBooks FAQ

  1. What are the licensing options for Quickbooks? How many users can I have with one license?
  2. Can I use QuickBooks on a Mac?
  3. What are the minimum system requirements to run QuickBooks?
  4. Can I use QuickBooks to track multiple businesses?
  5. Is there a difference between the download version and the DVD version?

Quicken Answers

  1. Can I get a CD/DVD instead of downloading?

    Yes, you can choose to order a DVD with free shipping, or you can download Quicken and install it right away. If you choose to download Quicken, you will get an installation file that you can run right from your computer–no need to burn it to a CD first. If you prefer to have a hard copy, you can order a DVD with free shipping. Either way, once you purchase, Quicken is yours for use on up to three (3) computers.

  2. Can I use Quicken on multiple computers?

    If you purchase one copy of Quicken, the license entitles you to install and use it on up to three (3) computers at the same time.

  3. Which mobile devices can Quicken sync with?

    With the free Quicken mobile app, Quicken can sync with iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

  4. Which versions of Windows does Quicken support?

    Quicken supports both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.

  5. Can I transfer data from my old version of Quicken to the new version?

    You can transfer data from Quicken 2010 and newer with all editions except Quicken Starter Edition.

  6. Can I use Quicken on a Mac?

    Yes! Quicken for Mac is new and improved, supporting most of the same functionality as Quicken Deluxe for Windows.

  7. Does Rental Property Manager have the same features as Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business?

    Yes, plus even more. Quicken Rental Property Manager has all the features of Quicken Home & Business, plus it has added tools for managing multiple rental properties.

  8. What are the minimum system requirements to run Quicken?

    Quicken requires the following:

    Windows Mac
    • Processor: 1 GHz+
    • Memory: 1+ Gigabytes
    • Hard Disk: Up to 450 MB free space
    • Display: At least 1024×768
    • Internet Connection
    • Processor: Intel based Macintosh
    • OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) or later
    • Memory: Minimum 256 MB
    • Hard Disk: At least 100 MB free
    • Internet Connection
  9. Can I print checks with Quicken?

    Yes, you can print checks with Quicken. Go to “File -> Print Checks” to get started.


QuickBooks Answers

  1. What are the licensing options for Quickbooks? How many users can I have with one license?

    QuickBooks licensing is based on the number of users you want to have accessing QuickBooks. The single-user license allows you to install QuickBooks on one computer plus one portable (laptop) computer, but only one person is allowed to use Quickbooks.

    There are several options if you need to have multiple users. You can purchase a 3- or 5-user license pack. This license allows you to install QuickBooks on 3 or 5 computers and 3 or 5 users can access it. In addition, up to 5 users can access and work on the same company file at the same time.

    Another option is to purchase multiple single-user licenses. You can use up to 5 single-user licenses of QuickBooks to access the same company file simultaneously.

  2. Can I use QuickBooks on a Mac?

    Yes, you can use QuickBooks with a Mac. Check out the latest QuickBooks for Mac.

  3. What are the minimum system requirements to run QuickBooks?

    QuickBooks requires the following:

    Windows Mac
    • Operating System: 32- or 64-bit versions of Windows Vista SP2, 7 SP1, or 8.1. For multiuser, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, or Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz
    • Memory: 2+ GB
    • Hard Disk: 1.5 GB free space
    • Display: At least 1024×768
    • Internet Connection
    • Processor: Intel based Macintosh
    • OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later
    • Internet Connection
  4. Can I use QuickBooks to track multiple businesses?

    Yes, QuickBooks will allow you to open and use multiple company files (you can only access one at a time), so you can use it to track multiple businesses.

  5. Is there a difference between the download version and the DVD version?

    No, you can download QuickBooks or purchase the DVD. The only difference is how long it takes for you to install it and get up and running (with the DVD, you have to wait for it to come in the mail).