After speaking with a product development manager at QuickBooks about an unrelated issue, she was kind enough to share two very helpful links with me that I wanted to pass along to you.
As mentioned in my earlier blog post, QuickBooks 2010 (all versions) is compatible with Windows 7, AND is fully supported by the QuickBooks tech support group.
However, what about QuickBooks 2009, 2008 and 2007 and their compatibility with Windows 7?
- This web page from Microsoft puts an extremely handy compatibility chart for QuickBooks products right at your fingertips.
- This web page on the Intuit web site has compiled a list of Windows 7 FAQ. Please make special note of the "are there any known defects or conflicts..." section of the site. Here you will find direct links to the knowledgebase articles addressing these specific concerns.
The key thing to remember - if you are using anything other than QuickBooks 2010 with Windows 7, you will likely have to find specific solutions (if they exist) to any problems you might incur outside of the normal QuickBooks support channel.
My suggestion? Before moving your "live" QuickBooks file into Windows 7, open a sample data file first. Try to replicate things in the sample file within the Windows 7 environment first to see if you encounter any trouble. While you may not be able to test everything you do in your "live" file this way, the process should allow you to gain some comfort in using QuickBooks with Windows 7 before moving your "live" company data file into it.
To access the sample company files, simply click File > Close Company/Logoff, then click the Open a Sample File icon, make a selection and begin testing.
What is your experience so far with QuickBooks 2007, 2008, or 2009 in the Windows 7 environment? Please drop a comment below - my readers thank you!
Scott Gregory is a specialist with QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise software.