How to Move QwikQuote to a New Computer
(for Single User)

 

As your business grows or computer hardware replacement when you get a new computer, you might need
to move your sales quoting software, quotation software, and invoicing software into a new computer.

 

Basically this is a relatively easy task. But how easy to accomplish the task of moving
your sales quoting software & quotation software into a new computer
is fully depend on how you used to organized your QwikQuote files.
This is because QwikQuote is basically a file based sales quoting software & quotation software application.

 

Note: Depending on your QwikQuote License status you might need to consider an update
or upgrade of QwikQuote license for your new computer so that you can run latest
versions of our quoting software, quotation software, and invoicing software solution package.
The simple rule is:
Same major version for update - the cheapest approach to run QwikQuote new versions
and different major version for upgrade cheaper than buying a new copy of your choice.

In case you need to, please visit QwikQuote Pricing page below.
http://www.qwikquote.com/pricing.html

 

Note: Try to make a full backup of your old computer to be prepared in case you need something from it.
Or you need to re-do from start up in case you get something not as you expected.
This will make your moving process of your quoting software, quotation software smoothly.

Note: If your QwikQuote license has out of our full tech support and UMP
when you trying to move your QwikQuote to your new computer
and you just want to use QwikQuote versions corresponding to your purchase
then it might be helpful for you to visit QwikQuote Archives page below
http://www.qwikquote.com/Download_Archives.htm
Please notice that when you do this way,
all your efforts and time spending are on your own.
We strongly suggest you to update or upgrade your QwikQuote license
so that you can use latest QwikQuote versions and get our full tech-support.

To move QwikQuote your quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software to a new computer,
the key point is to copy all stuff you need to new computer and keep their location the same as best as you can.
If this holds true, you only need to copy them first before installing QwikQuote on your new computer.
If this does not hold true you need to re-organize everything on your new computer
you need to have a clear idea where your price list, quote, layout, bundle, spec sheet, PDF files are stored,
then you need to re-create quote and report databases and point file locations to them.
In this way, you can quickly bring up your new computer to run our quoting software,
quotation software & invoicing software setup as to your earlier computer experiences.

 

The rest of the tasks are the same as to install QwikQuote on new computer.

In most of cases, QwikQuote should download, install, and run properly without any issues.
Just following the screen prompt and take action accordingly, you should be able to setup and run
your quoting software, quotation software, and invoicing software system on your new computer.

 

However, if you encounter problem you may download and review the general Download and Install document at: 
http://www.qwikquote.com/DevTemp/qq_Install_Notes_doc.zip
Pay special attention to the document included in the ZIP file that related to your Windows Operating System.

 

The following are typical situations you might have.

 

1.        Only Use QwikQuote Default Folders
The settings for your QwikQuote is in the following file:
C:\Windows\QQuote6.INI
To keep most of your setting the same in your new quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software
you can copy and paste it from your old computer to new computer in the Widows folder.
If you always follow QwikQuote default folders,
such as the screenshot displayed below:

Then you only need just to copy the whole folder from your old computer to your new computer.
This will ensure you have everything for QwikQuote in your new computer
when you run the new quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software setup.
Then try to download and install QwikQuote from QwikQuote web site
and accept the default installation location to the C:\Protram files\QQ6.
(C:\Protram files (x86)\QQ6 for 64 bit Windows OS.)
This is because the new install will never overwrite your data and setting files there
in the QQ6 main folder and sub-folders under it ensuring you will have the same experiences
when you run new sales quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software setup.

2.        You Organized QwikQuote Folders Yourself
In case you have organized your QwikQuote files and settings on your preferred approach
then you can use QwikQuote 6 Options / File Location as references of what and where they are
so that you can have a clear idea for thing need to be moved to your new computer to get the same feel
and look with your new quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software environment.
Then you have to list out what else you have in use in details so you know how to locate them
and move them onto your new computer by trying to keep then as the same relative path as possible.
Next do the same as above step 1 first, and then check with your list for whatever not in the default file locations.

Note: For files and documents you use on the old computer but not in the folders listed in the File Location dialog tab
you need to check and make sure they moved to the corresponding location in your new computer.

Please understand that this is fully on your own responsibility and we can do nothing to help you for those files.


3.        Re-Create Quote and Report Databases
You need to run QwikQuote File Organizer to re-create the quote and report database
in your new sales quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software setup.
This is because your computer has changed so that the old path in those databases
has to be renewed by pointing the new computer name and files location so that you can do report
and search in your new sales quoting software, quotation software & invoicing software system.

Note: You can notice that the File Name must point to the real existing location in from your new computer.
You can follow the screenshot demonstrated below to run QwikQuote File Organizer:

 

If you encounter issue you cannot handle while moving your QwikQuote the sales quoting software,
quotation software & invoicing software setup to your new computer environment
send us an email to support@qwikquote.com for help and we can use GoToMeeting to check and resolve the issue.

 

Note:
For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Sever 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later Windows platform users:
Please check to make sure any folder you want to save quote or other related files such as price list, bundle, layout, spec sheets
you need to explicitly give QwikQuote user the FULL Control Rights similar as screenshot below:

Otherwise, you will encounter all kind of access rights related issues and prone other possible problems.