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Installation instructions for Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011


This page is dedicated for Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011, not for other software versions.

These installation instructions detail how to install Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011 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 Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011 requires Windows® XP or Windows Vista®. You also need to have 'Microsoft®.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1' installed in your computer prior to installing Peachtree. If you do not have the required .NET Framework, you can download it from the Microsoft website. 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 Sage Peachtree Complete Accounting 2011.

Installing Peachtree Complete Accounting 2009

Step 1: Locate the file 'Peachtree2011_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 2011 Setup' window will appear. Double check you have closed all applications and windows except the Peachtree Setup window. Click 'Next'.

Setup program

Step 5: Read the Peachtree license agreement. If you agree with the terms of the license, mark the check box next to 'I agree to the terms of the licence agreement'. and then click 'Next'. If you do not agree with the terms of the agreement, select 'Cancel' to exit the installation process.

Licence agreement

Step 6: Confirm whether you want Peachtree to set your firewalls so that you can install and run the Peachtree software. Select 'Yes' which is the recommended option and then click 'Next'.

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: 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.

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