What are the QuickBooks Desktop System Requirements?

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System requirements is a very basic thing you all need to know before buying any software. In this article know what system requirements for QuickBooks accounting software.

Looking for the system requirements for QuickBooks desktop? If yes, then make sure to read this post till the end. There are certain system requirements for using QuickBooks desktop, which one has to comply with. Thus, make sure to read this post till the end. However, if you have any query, you can contact our QuickBooks support team.


Software compatibility

Microsoft Office:

  • Office 2019
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (including Outlook 2016) both on 32 and 64-bit.
  • Office 2013 and 365 (including Outlook 2013) both on 32 and 64-bit. Note: Microsoft 365 is only supported when it’s locally installed, not the web version.
  • Email estimates, invoices, and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2016-2019, Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Outlook.com, other SMTP-supporting email clients.
  • Preparing letters requires Microsoft Word 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit).
  • Exporting reports requires Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit).
  • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook requires Outlook 2019 (32-bit), 2016, or 2013.



  • Processor- It should be at least 2.4 GHz
  • RAM- The minimum suggested is 8GB for 64-bit. 16 Gb recommended
  • Server RAM requirements- 8GB RAM for 1-5 users, 12GB RAM for 10 users, 16GB RAM for 15 users, and 20+ GB RAM for 20 users.
  • Screen resolution- Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 extended monitors. Also, the best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.
  • Optical drive- A 4X DVD ROM drive is needed for physical CD installations.


By the end of this post, we believe that the user might be able to comply with all possible system requirements for downloading and installing QuickBooks desktop. However, if you need any of our assistance, then contact our QuickBooks desktop support team directly by dialling 1-800-615-2347.