Flag of United States

Installation instructions for Peachtree Complete Accounting 2009


This page is dedicated for Peachtree Complete Accounting 2009, not for other software versions.

These installation instructions detail how to install Peachtree by Sage Complete Accounting 2009 using the file downloaded from Perdisco. If you obtained a copy of Peachtee by other means, refer to the instructions that came with your copy of Peachtree to install the software on your computer.

Remember, installing Peachtree by Sage Complete Accounting 2009 requires Windows® XP or Windows Vista®. View all system requirements.

Installing Peachtree on a single computer


Before you start the installation process, ask yourself the following questions:

1: Do you have a copy of your serial number?

During the installation process you will be asked to enter your unique Peachtree serial number. You can find your serial number in the email from support@perdisco.com under the heading 'LICENSE INFORMATION'. We suggest you print this email so that you have access to the serial number during the installation process. Additionally your serial number can be found in your Perdisco account directly under the link where you downloaded the Peachtree software as shown below.

Finding the Peachtree serial number

2. Have you closed all open applications?

So that Peachtree installs correctly, you need to exit all applications before you start the installation process. You may wish to print this page so you have access to these instructions during the installation process.

3. Have you turned off all anti-virus software?

During the installation process, you will be asked to turn off all anti-virus software. This is because some anti-virus software mistakenly classifies some of the files required to run Peachtree as a threat. If you leave your anti-virus software on during the installation process, Peachtree may fail to install, may not open or may not run correctly. For further assistance visit Peachtree's support page, Firewall and Peachtree.

Answered 'Yes' to the three questions above?

Once you can answer 'yes' to the three questions above, you are ready to start the installation process for Peachtree Complete Accounting 2009.

Installing Peachtree Complete Accounting 2009

Step 1: Locate the file 'Peachtree2009_1' that you downloaded from Perdisco. The image below shows this file downloaded into the 'My Documents' folder, but you may have saved your file into another folder. Double click that file.

Finding the Peachtree installer file

Step 2: You may see the following security warning. Click 'Run'.

Running the Peachtree installer file

Step 3: The following window will appear. Accept the default destination folder or click on the 'Browse...' button to specify a different destination folder. Select the 'Install' button to install the Peachtree files and commence the setup process.


Step 4: Once the files have installed, the 'Peachtree Accounting 2009 Setup' window will appear. Double check you have closed all applications and windows except the Peachtree Setup window. If you wish you can click 'View Install Instructions' to view Peachtree's PDF document detailing the process to install Peachtree on a single computer or on a network. If you do, print and then close those instructions. Click 'Next'.

Setup program

Step 5: Read the Peachtree license agreement. If you agree with the terms of the license, select 'Agree' and then click 'Next'. If you do not agree with the terms of the agreement, select 'Disagree' to exit the installation process.

Licence agreement

Step 6: If you still have firewalls enabled, you may see the following message. Click 'Yes'.

Firewall detected

Step 7: You may also see this message if your anti-virus software is installed and turned on. Click 'OK' once the software has been turned off. For further assistance visit Peachtree's support page, Firewall and Peachtree.

Change antivirus settings

Step 8: Enter the serial number found in the email from Perdisco. Once you have entered this number, click 'Next'.

Enter serial number

Step 9: Select 'Yes' when asked 'Will this be the only computer running Peachtree?' Click 'Next'

Standalone install

Step 10: Select 'Yes' when asked 'Will you store Peachtree company data on this computer?' Click 'Next'

Company data on computer

Step 11: Verify where the program files are to be saved on your computer. Accept the default directory or click on the 'Browse...' button to specify a different location. Click 'Next'.

Program files location

Step 12: Accept the default location or click on the 'Browse...' button to specify a different location. Click 'Next'.

Company data location

Step 13: Review the summary information. Use the back button if you wish to change any of the settings, otherwise click 'Install'.

Install summary

Step 14: Your installation is now complete. If you wish to open Peachtree straight away, check the box 'Start Peachtree Accounting' and click 'Finish'. Otherwise, leave this check box blank before clicking 'Finish'.

Install complete

Please note: Apart from the installation instructions provided on this page, Perdisco cannot provide installation or technical support for Peachtree. Should you need customer support or technical assistance that goes beyond the free help in our Peachtree Learning Center, then you can obtain that support directly from Sage Software.

Return to the top