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QuickBooks Desktop 2021 System Requirements are not complex when it comes to assure them to assure them. Whenever a user tries to run the 2021 QB version on his old PC or laptop, then it is advised to attach the support number in order to conduct compatibility tests.

In this article, you will get the best information about working framework, equipment programming and other various essentials that are required to run QuickBooks Desktop 2021.

QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2021 and QuickBooks Enterprise 21.0

• Windows 10 (natively installed all editions, specifically 64-bit)
• Windows 8.1 (natively installed all editions, specifically 64-bit)
• Windows 7 SP1
• Windows Server 2019
• Windows Server 2016
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


For the Windows which have been natively installed:
• Windows 10, 8.1 (update 1)
• Windows 7 SP1
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2016
• Windows Server 2011 Note: Windows Small Business Server 2011 is not compatible with QuickBooks Desktop
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
For Linux (if the user is using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Database Server-only installation)
• Fedora 27
• Red Hat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7.4)
• OpenSuse 42.3


Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit) should be set as the default browser
Hardware and Operating System Requirements (For both Server and Client)

2.4 GHz minimum
RAM: 4 GB minimum and 8 GB is recommended
• 1-5 Users: 8 GB RAM
• 10 Users: 12 GB RAM
• 15 Users: 16 GB RAM
• 20 Users: 20+ GB RAM
• Windows used should be the US version
• Set the language to English that will also support the Regional settings
• It should be natively installed; this means that Windows should be installed on the system for which it has been originally designed. It does not need to be run in emulation software.
• While hosting multi-user access, Admin rights would be required for the server.

Disk Space:
• Minimum 4 GB RAM is required
• 2.5 GB Disk space (additional space is required for data files)
• Additional Software required: 60 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
• To restore backup or to set backup, the size should be twice the size of the largest file + 100 MB. All this space is required from work folder LocalApplicationData + “Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”.
TIP: If you want your QuickBooks software to form at its best, make sure that you store all your QuickBooks data files on a solid-state drive.

Screen Resolution:
• The screen must be best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.
• The screen display optimization should be 1280*1024 screen resolution or it should be higher with up to 2 extended monitors.
Optical Drive:
For CD installations, 4X DVD ROM drive is required (if QuickBooks is not downloaded from Intuit Server)

Antivirus Software and Firewall Compatibility
QuickBooks Pro 2021, Premier 2021 and Enterprise 20.0 have been tested with the following antivirus and firewall programs:
• Avast
• Avira
• McAfree
• Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
• Windows 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
• Windows Server Firewall (all editions)
• Kaspersky
• Bitdefender
• Malwarebytes
• Symantec

QuickBooks can also work with RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) but it is usually not recommended because it can reduce the speed of QuickBooks work.

QuickBooks for Mac 2021 - System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements
• Intel Processor Core 2 Duo or may be higher
• 2 GB RAM (however 4 GB is recommended)
• Disk Space of 25 MB should be available
• Product Registration should be in place.
• macOS 10.14 (Mohave) supported by macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
• CD/DVD drive and Internet connection for download and installation.
• Use Intuit checks to print checks. Note: Canadian Image Ready Checks are not supported.
• 100% Macintosh-compatible printer would be required. This can be used to print slips, invoices, purchase orders, deposit slips, reports, graphs, etc.

QuickBooks has an amazing feature that allows you to incorporate QuickBooks with many other applications. Given below are the well-known applications that can be utilized. You can also check the Intuit App Store to discover more about such apps but take a note that additional RAM would be required to utilize this feature.
• Lacerte 2019, 2018
• QuickBooks for Mac 2021, 2019, 2016
• Pro-Series tax years 2018-20 (for US users only)
• Internet Explorer 11
• Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Windows Mail
• Adobe Acrobat Reader: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later would be required to view Business Planner, Payroll or forms
• TurboTax 2019, 2018 (both personal and business related)
• QuickBooks Point of Sale V18.0 and V 12.0

Microsoft Office:
• Office 2016 both on 32 and 64-bit
• Office 2010 SP2, office 2013 and 365 (both on 32 and 64-bit)
• Preparing letters require Microsoft Word 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365
• Exporting Reports require Microsoft Word 2016, 2013, or 2010 SP2 or Office 365
• Synchronization with Outlook is required. QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook
• Email estimates, invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-16, Yahoo Mail,, and other SMTP-supporting e-mail clients

Emailing: Microsoft Outlook 2016 including Mac Office 365, Apple Mail would be required
Payment: If you accept debit and credit cards, then Intuit Merchant Service will be required. Since you are using Mac, please note that Merchant Service for QuickBooks for Mac is sold separately and is subject for application approval. You will not be required to enter PIN code as debit card transaction take place as Signature Debit.
Mac Apps: Sync your QuickBooks for Mac with Apple’s Calendar, Messages and Contacts
Exporting report data: Apple Numbers v3.5, Microsoft Excel 2016 or later including Mac office 365 will be required

For QuickBooks Mac 2021
• One-way conversion to QuickBooks Online, and from QuickBooks Desktop for Windows 2016 to 2019
• Two-way conversion from and to QuickBooks Desktop 2021

If you are looking for any kind of personalized support on QuickBooks Desktop 2021 System Requirements or QuickBooks 2021 Release Date and New Features, then you can contact our experts at our QuickBooks enterprise support phone number i.e.1-800-761-1787. Our experts are available round the clock to resolve your queries and help you with the best.

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