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How to create your own backup installer for Lacerte

SOLVEDby Intuit1Updated 1 year ago

This article will guide you through the steps to create an offline copy of the ​Lacerte​ installation program, so you won’t have to order installer discs from Intuit.

Download and save the installer from My Account

  1. Visit ​My Account​ and sign in with your ​Lacerte​ email/user ID and password.
  2. If your ID is associated with more than one company or account, select your company or account from the list provided.
  3. From your Dashboard, in your ​Lacerte​ product card, open the Previous Years dropdown.
  4. Select the tax year that you want to save an installer for and select Download Full CD Image.
    • This will save the installation file to the designated location on your computer, typically your Downloads folder.
  5. If needed, move the downloaded installer file to another folder of your choosing.
    • You can also save the file to an external drive, burn it onto a disc, or use some other offline storage method.
  6. Use the downloaded file to install the base version of Lacerte as needed.

Similar to ordered disc copies of Lacerte, this file will only install the base version of Lacerte - that is, the first version released for that tax year. You will still need to launch Lacerte and be connected to the internet in order to update Lacerte to its most current version.

The same is true for replacement discs, should you consider ordering them.

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