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How to Move ezPaycheck Payroll Software to a New Computer

Step by step guide on how to move ezPaycheck and payroll data from one computer to another computer. User can also follow this guide to backup or retore database file.

If you need to move the ezPaycheck to a new computer, you first need to install ezpaycheck on the machine, back up your company database file to a shared folder or a USB disk, and then restore it on the new computer.

Followings are the step by step guide to move the ezPaycheck payroll software from the old machine to your new machine?

Step 1: Log on the new machine as administrator, download and install ezPaycheck payroll software first on your new machine. (You need to have the administrator permission to install the special fonts.)

Download link:
http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp

Step 2: Enter ezPaycheck license key.

- If you will use ezPaycheck on both old and new computer, you must purchase the 2nd license key. You can contact us to upgrade your single user version to 2-user version

- If you will use ezPaycheck on the new computer only and you have removed ezPaycheck from the old computer, please search your email account for the license key by "services@halfpricesoft.com". We always send the license key from the same account.

Step 3: Backup your current database file from the old machine to the USB disk or shared folder.

Open ezPaycheck application on your old machine and insert your USB disk. Click the top menu "Accounts->Backup Current Company", you will see the "Enter backup file name" form. You can click the triangle button behind "Save in" field to change the current path. You can modify the back up new file name as you like. Once you click the Save button, you will save your current database file to the new location.


Step 4: Copy the database file from the USB disk to the application folder on your new machine.

- If you are using ezPaycheck 2012 and later, you can use the database restore function by clicking ezPaycheck top menu "Company->Restore Company".
http://www.halfpricesoft.com/business-blog/post/2011/06/07/How-to-restore-payroll-data.aspx

- Or you can copy the database manually.

The default application folder is:
C:\Program Files\Halfpricesoft\ezPaycheck

If you are using Windows 7 or Vista with default settings, your database file may be under folder:
C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Halfpricesoft\ezPaycheck

Step 5: Select the new database file as current company database.
Open ezPaycheck on the new machine, then click the top menu "Accounts->Select Company". You will see the database files in the list. You can select the new database file from the list and click the OK button to set it as the current database file.

Now you are ready to generate your new payroll checks on your new machine.