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How to install MYOB Accounting and MYOB Premier

This knowledgebase article has been updated with video tutorials that cover installation of the newer versions of ABSS Accounting and ABSS Premier.

To install MYOB, you need to have either the installation CD, or have downloaded the installation files on to your computer.

Downloaded files

If you downloaded the installation files, these would be in compressed or zipped format. You would first have to unzip or extract these files before you can begin the installation process.

Browse to the folder where you saved the download file then:

If you are using Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, do one of the following:

  • To unzip a single file or folder, open the zipped folder, then drag the file or folder from the zipped folder to a new location, or
  • To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

Or, if you are using a compression utility like 7-Zip, select and right click the zipped file, then click on Extract

extract myob installation files

Installation CD

Insert the CD into your CD/DVD drive. The Autorun program is usually launched. If it does not, then browse to your computer, select the CD/DVD drive and double click on autorun.exe.

MYOB installation CD

Windows will prompt if you want to allow the installation program to make changes to your computer. Click on Yes.

Once autorun starts, you will see the screen below:

MYOB Accounting

MYOB Accounting installation

Click on Install MYOB Accounting

MYOB Premier

Click on Install MYOB Premier

Wait while MYOB prepares to install.

In the Welcome to install screen, click Next

MYOB installation welcome screen

Accept the licence agreement and click Next

MYOB installation licence agreement

The next screen offers you the option of a typical or custom install.

MYOB installation type


Typical is selected by default, leave it at that. (see note below on Custom install)

Note that by default, the MYOB application is installed on your C:\ drive. In the image above, Premier will be installed to C:\Premier19.

If you prefer to install it to a different location, click the browse button in the Destination folder section.

It is recommended for most installations to accept the default settings.

Click the Next button to proceed.

In the next screen, you will be asked to select the program folder to which MYOB will add the program icons. By default, the application name is used. Accept this and click Next.

Review the settings in the following screen and click Next.

MYOB installation copying files

The installation process will commence, and when completed, you will see the screen below.

MYOB installation complete

Click on Finish.

After installation is complete, you will find the application icon on your Desktop.

myob application icon

Double click on this to start your MYOB application.

Custom install

The Custom setting allows you to select which features you would like to have installed on your computer.

Typical installs all the features shown above. If you prefer not to install a feature, select Custom, click Next, then deselect the feature(s) you do not wish to have.

As mentioned above, for most installations, leave the setting at typical.

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