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Part VII: Appendixes > Performing the Installation

Performing the Installation

Follow these steps to install QuickBooks:

Close all the programs that are currently running on your computer.

If you are installing from the CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM in your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The installation starts automatically, and you see the screen pictured in Figure A.1.

Installation Doesn’t Begin Automatically

If the installation doesn’t begin automatically, click the Start button, choose Run, enter D:\Setup.exe, and click OK (assuming that D: is the CD-ROM drive).

Figure A.1. Click on the Yes button to install QuickBooks onto your hard drive.

Follow the onscreen prompts to enter the key registration code for your copy of the software (see Figure A.2). The key registration code appears on a sticker on your CD case.

Figure A.2. Enter the key code that appears on your CD package.

In the Choose a Setup Type window, select the Express installation unless you want to override the default placement of QuickBooks on your hard drive. Choosing the Custom option lets you designate the folder in which your QuickBooks files will reside. Then click Next.

Accept the Intuit license agreement, and then click Next so that you can proceed with the installation.

Click Next again to begin the process of loading the QuickBooks program onto your computer.

You will need to restart your computer to complete the QuickBooks installation.



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