Instructions on Installing
Quickbooks 2008

Here are the steps on installing Quickbooks Pro and Premier 2008. You can also visit the Quickbooks website for the installation instructions.

Whether you're installing Quickbooks from a CD or from a download, you have the same instruction. The only difference is starting the installation wizard. Are you ready? Let's get started your Quickbooks setup!


  1. Start the Installation Wizard:
  • From a CD: Insert the Quickbooks CD into the CD-ROM drive. If the installation does not start automatically follow the steps below:
  1. Go to My Computer (If you see My Computer on your desktop, you can double click it or you can go to Start then click My Computer)
  2. Right click your CD-ROM drive then click Explore.
  3. Double click the Setup or Setup.exe file.
  • From a Download: Double click the file you have downloaded from the Quickbooks website.

  1. Make sure to close any other open window or programs then click Next.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. Read the Software License Agreement. If you agree, click I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. Select whether to setup Quickbooks for one user or more than one user (multi-user setup).
  • One User: If you want the Quickbooks setup to be for one user only, click One User. This means that you will not use Quickbooks to share data with other users at the same time on a network, and then skip to Step 7.
  • More than one user: If you're setting up Quickbooks for more than one user or multi-user, click More than one user. This means you will use Quickbooks to share data with other users at the same time on a network and then continue with Step 5.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. (More than one user setup or Multi-user setup only) Select the installation type:
  • Select Install Full Quickbooks with Database if you will run or would like to have the Quickbooks program on this computer.
  • Select Install Database Server Only if you will only store Quickbooks data (.qbw file) on this computer. This installation type will not have the Quickbooks program.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. (More than one user setup or Multi-user setup only) Allow data access on this computer:
  • Select Yes, allow access if you will store data on this computer to be shared with other users. This means, this computer will act as a server or this is the computer that will hold the data file.
  • Select No, do not allow access if you will not store data on this computer to share with other users. This means, this computer will not be the server.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. Enter the License Number and Product Number (the text at the bottom of the window tells you where to look for it).

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. (Optional) Install Google Desktop:
  • Read the information and decide whether or not you want to install the QuickBooks Search Feature. If you are not using Google Desktop you can select No on this page.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation

  1. Click Install to continue, or click Back if you need to go back and review any of the prior screens. After clicking Install, this will start the process of installing Quickbooks.

Quickbooks 2008 Installation