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how to Open 2 copies of QB at once ??


How can I have 2 companies open at the same time in Quick Books so I can switch back and forth using Alt-Tab on my PC ??
thanks,
Will
Reply to
Will

No, that will not work.
There are a few alternatives:
- 2 computers. - multiple partitions running separate operating systems. - different versions of QuickBooks. The Canadian editions of QB2004 and 2005 are file-compatible, but I don't know whether this applies to other countries; otherwise, you would need to consistently open each company in a specific version.
I can
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!-!

I would suggest not doing it on the same computer.
If you must use both files have one on a desktop computer, have the second open on a second desktop or a second laptop.
I've never tried having two versions installed, you may run the risk of corrupting one/both files, crashing one/both files, or crashing windows.
BTW, I tried it accidently one time when I forgot it was open, it won't allow it on the same desktop.
Reply to
DW

Run Quickbooks on a Windows 2003 Terminal Server and connect two seperate client sessions simultaneously from the client computer (your workstation).
Mike Schumann
Reply to
Mike Schumann

I don't think you can unless they're different versions. Windows would see the version .exe running and not launch another instance of the program.
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Tara
Reply to
Tee

Its fine to have separate versions installed as long as they are installed in their own unique folders on the hard drive. I have 4 versions installed and I know a great many accounting practices must do this as well. I often have QB 2005, 2004 & 2003 open at the same time.
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Tara
Reply to
Tee

I was being to worry that something happened to you, We havn't had one of your questions in almost a week.
Merge both companies into one, or start to trust your own observations and stop depending on others so much.
Reply to
Allan Martin

Mike, what are the chances "QB Basic, I have lots of questions, Will", will run out and make the required investment you propose?
Reply to
Allan Martin

Good point. That's why I said *probably* cuz I could not remember if it was possible or not.
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Laura

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