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How to create your own backup installer for ProSeries

SOLVEDby Intuit1Updated June 14, 2023

This article will guide you through the steps to create an offline copy of the ProSeries 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 ​ProSeries 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 ​ProSeries 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 ProSeries as needed.

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

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

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