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    Download QuickBooks software update

    Article ID: 1000956

    Overview

    QuickBooks periodically provides maintenance release and product (software) updates to fix known issues, add features and enhancements, and update compliance information.  For QuickBooks to function as designed, you must use the most recent product update or release version.

    If you have QuickBooks 2013 or higher, your product updates include Ultra Light Patch (ULIP).

    What are Critical Fixes (aka ULIP)?

    ULIP (Ultra Light Patch) is a new feature in QuickBooks 2013 R6 and later where minor critical fixes can be delivered without the need for an actual release patch. The patch release process will continue as is (R releases such as 2014 R3). The benefit of these is that we can deliver fixes sooner rather than waiting for the scheduled release patch.
    • For 2013, you will see numbers in the F2 screen that indicate which ULIP update you are one or have. For example, +U(130628D).
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    • For 2014, you will not see anything in the F2 screen.

    See QuickBooks Critical Fixes updates (ULIP) for more information.

    QuickBooks software update should not be confused with payroll Tax Table Update. Current tax table update is necessary for payroll taxes calculations, whereas software update is to ensure that QuickBooks program/software has most recent features and enhancements.

    To Download Software Updates From Within Quickbooks:

    From Help menu, choose Update QuickBooks.

    Click the Options tab.

    Select the Mark All button then click Save.

    Click the Update Now tab.

    Click Reset Update then click the Get Updates button.

    When the Update Complete message appears, close QuickBooks.

    Open QuickBooks. If you get the message to install update, click Yes.

    When the installation is complete, restart your computer.

    If you have an active payroll subscription, download the latest tax table to process payroll in QuickBooks.

    Disk Delivery Service:

    If you have Disk Delivery Service, the product update is installed along with the tax table update when there is space available to include it on the disk. If the auto-install utility does not work, or your tax table disk does not have the qbupdate folder in it:
    • Manually download the qbwebpatch.exe file. You will need a computer that has internet access to do a manual download, see the steps below.
    • Save the download to a removable disk and install the software update in the computer that you use for your Disk Delivery service.

    To Download Software Updates From The Web:

    Click the Updates & downloads option.

    Next to Your product is, your QuickBooks version will appear. Click Choose a different product to change the QuickBooks product and version.

    Click the Update button.

    In the File Download window, click Save.

    In the Save As window, choose the location to save the update file.

    Locate and double-click the downloaded qbwebpatch.exe file. If you saved your download into a disk, you will need to install the update from the disk.
    NOTE: There may be a delay or pause of up to 60 seconds at 84 to 86 percent of the update. Do not cancel the update. Allow it to finish and QuickBooks will be updated correctly

    When the installation is complete, restart your computer.

    If you encounter error during the update, visit our support site to search for troubleshooting steps to resolve the error message you received.

    4 comments

    Michael4/13/2013

    11

    I was sent here to "reset" an update - this only tells me how to uppdate - I've been updating your software since the first version

    Reply

    Joan5/11/2013

    04

    When doing a payroll check: Federal withholding is not being taken out of the check, Thank you

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    Kathleen2/14/2013

    Error is 15241 when updating tax table.

    Reply

    Kriz2/18/2013

    11

    Hi Kathleen,

    I'm from Intuit and I saw your comment. You can use the article Error 15241 to get your tax table succcessfully updated.

    I hope this helps. Thank you for posting a comment!

    Comments can not be added at this time.

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