Quickbooks 2014 - requirements

What You Need on Your Computer to Run Quickbooks 2014

The following are the minimum system requirements for using Quickbooks 2014 on your computer:

  • Windows 8, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Vista (SP1 or later), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows XP* (SP3 only), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • *Note: Microsoft will be ending support for the Windows XP Operating System. Intuit will support Windows XP until the offical end of support date.
  • Windows Server 2012, Windows Small Business Server 2011, Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 (SP2), including 64-bit, natively installed

Database Servers:

Windows: natively installed & Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista (SP1) with UAC on, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 – Terminal Server Config., Windows Server 2003 (SP2), and Windows Small Business Server 2008

Note: Windows Home Server Edition is not supported.

Hardware Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor; 2.4 GHz recommended
  • 1 GB RAM for single user, 2 GB RAM recommended for multiple users (2 GB RAM required for Windows 8 64 bit)
  • 4x CD-ROM drive required for CD installations
  • Display optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
  • Only Default DPI setting is supported (96dpi/100%)
  • 2.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
  • Additional software: 250 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.0 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings
  • Require minimum 2.0 GB Ram
  • Twice the size of the largest File set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”