System Requirements for QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 (v11.0)

System Requirements for QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 (v11.0)

Thinking about upgrading your older version or QuickBooks Point of Sale?  If you’re running version 9 or earlier, check your computer system to make sure it meets the higher requirements for version 2013.

Questions?  Give our experts a call at (800) 609-0788.

Here is what Intuit lists for system requirements.

Recommended Configurations:

At least 2 GB of RAM for a single workstation installation
1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
Optimized for 1024×768 screen resolution
Operating Systems (North American versions of Windows only):   
Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or later strongly recommended*), all editions.
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista, all editions (SP2 or later strongly recommended)
Windows Server 2008 (SP1 or later strongly recommended)
Windows 7
Data import/export and Microsoft Office Integration requires full versions of the following:   
Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 or 2010
Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 or 2010

*Must be SP3 to process credit cards, all workstations must be SP3 only (cannot connect to other SP2 workstations), data file integrity issues make occur if you attempt to restore a backup made on SP2 on a SP3 system.

Multi-user Recommendations:

Multi-core processor and 4 GB of RAM are recommended for better performance on the Point of Sale server workstation.
In a multi-user configuration, each workstation concurrently running Point of Sale must have a separately purchased user license and every copy of Point of Sale must be the same version and level.

I would recommend more RAM than what is listed here though.  We’ve seen performance problems resolved by increasing the amount of RAM to at least 6 GB.  Of course to be able to make use of anything over 4 GB of RAM you will need to have a 64-bit operating system.  That means either Windows Vista or Windows 7.

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