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QuickBooks 2016 Versions Expired: Upgrade To The Latest Edition Now

QuickBooks Desktop 2016 versions are getting discontinued very soon. Just like every year, Intuit is discontinuing the older versions of QuickBooks desktop. Intuit announced that After May 31, 2019, access to add-on services will be discontinued for QuickBooks Desktop 2016 (Windows and Mac).

QuickBooks Versions That Are Getting Discontinued

  • QuickBooks Pro 2016
  • QuickBooks Pro Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Enterprise 2016
  • QuickBooks Accountant
  • QuickBooks Mac 2016

Note: In case, you are not using any add-on services with your QB Desktop 2016, your QB product will remain in a functional state. However, you won’t be able to get any kind of QuickBooks Support Services for your QuickBooks Desktop 2016 version. If you encounter any error or problem with your QuickBooks, you will have to fix it by yourself or call a third-party tech support service provider. Also, you won’t be able to integrate any Intuit services with your QuickBooks Desktop.

What Does Service Discontinuation Mean?

In simple terms, you will be unable to access the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Services, Live Support Services, Online Backup facility, Banking services and more from your QuickBooks Desktop 2016 software post 31st May 2019. It also implies that we will not provide any critical updates from June 1, 2019.

Calendar Year 2019 Discontinuation Policy (QuickBooks Desktop 2016 Products)

These are the QuickBooks Products which will get affected by service discontinuation post May 31, 2019. Get QuickBooks Upgrade support for upgrading your Quickbooks to 2019 edition.

If you are using any of these products, get in touch with the QuickBooks Experts immediately by calling on the QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1-888-551-1563.

Fully supported products Products for which services will be discontinued after May 31, 2019
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2019, 2018, 2017


QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2016, QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2016 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing &  Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019


QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2016
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 19, 18, 17


QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 16
QuickBooks Desktop Accountant 2019, 2018, 2017


QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 Not Available


Upgrade To QuickBooks Desktop 2019 Versions

It is our responsibility to make sure that your upgrade experience from the outdated version to the QuickBooks Desktop 2019 versions is smooth, fast and economical too. We can help you in deciding which QB Desktop 2019 is best for your business, help you in taking a backup of the data, moving your company files from older version to newer one and installing the 2019 version on your computer.

Get in touch with us from the 24/7 available QuickBooks  Support Phone Number +1-888-551-1563 today.

Services That Won’t Work After May 31, 2019

Payroll Services

  • Assisted Payroll
  • Basic, Standard, or Enhanced Payroll
  • Workers’ Comp Payment Service
  • QuickBooks Workforce (formerly ViewMyPaycheck)

Credit Card Processing

  • Merchant Services
  • Merchant Service Deposit (reconciliation)
  • Recurring Payments
  • eInvoice

Check Processing

  • Check Solution

Other Services

  • Accountant Copy Transfer Service
  • Multi-currency/Exchange Rate
  • Online Banking
  • Bill Pay

System requirements for QuickBooks 2019 and Enterprise Solutions 19.0

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10, all editions containing 64-bit, natively installed1
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1) all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1 all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Database Servers

  • Windows: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2011, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only), natively installed.
  • Linux: When using QBES Database Server-only installation – OpenSuse 42.3, Fedora 27, Red Hat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7.4)

Hardware and Operating system requirements (client and server)

Processor         2.4 GHz minimum
RAM        4GB minimum, 8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements

·      1-5 Users: 8GB RAM

·      10 Users: 12GB RAM

·      15 Users: 16GB RAM

·      20 Users: 20+GB RAM

Disk space 2.5GB of disk space (additional required for data files)

Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD

Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only)

Require minimum 4.0GB RAM

Double the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only needed from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”

Windows ·      US version of Windows (if using US QuickBooks software), Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QuickBooks software)

·      Regional settings are supported when set to English (United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to US/CA only

·      Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access

·      Natively installed – means its was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.

Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations (unless QuickBooks is downloaded from Intuit server)
Screen Resolution ·      Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors

·      Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.


It is best to update your QuickBooks Desktop software be it pro, premier or enterprise to the QuickBooks Desktop 2019 version if you want to stay away from issues. Contact us to get more information about the discontinuation policy by calling us on QuickBooks Technical Support Phone Number +1-888-551-1563.

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