Beginning on July 29 2015, Microsoft will be rolling out its newest operating system Windows 10. It is an optional update as you are not required to update to Windows 10 from your current Operating System (Windows 7 or Windows 8).
Below you will find some FAQs regarding Windows 10, QuickBooks, and QuickBooks Point of Sale. To learn more about Windows 10, how to upgrade, and more, please see the official Microsoft Windows 10 FAQ page.
What versions of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Point of Sale are supported on Windows 10?
- QuickBooks 2015: Based on initial testing, Intuit has found no issues with running QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10.
- QuickBooks 2014 and earlier: For customers on QuickBooks 2013 and 2014, it is recommended that you upgrade to QuickBooks 2015 if your preferred operating system is Windows 10.
- QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0: Based on initial testing, Intuit has found no issues with running QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0 on Windows 10.
- QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 and earlier: For customers on QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 and earlier, it is recommended that you upgrade to QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0 if your preferred operating system is Windows 10.
Note: Although QuickBooks Point of Sale seems to work fine as a piece of software, QB Services has noticed that there may be issues with certain peripherals not having Windows 10 ready drivers (ie- Star TSP100 Printer, Zebra Tag Printer). This was a major fiasco for one customer, who ended up having to reformat his entire machine, reinstall windows, and reinstall QuickBooks POS.
What’s new in Windows 10 that I should know about?
- New start menu which looks more like the start menu from Windows 7.
- Virtual Desktops (task switcher).
- New version of .NET framework (4.6).
- New browser called EDGE (although Internet Explorer 11 is still available to use).