Personal Finance Software

Installation Instructions for Account Xpress

IMPORTANT: If you are upgrading from an older version of Account Xpress 3.x, it is NOT necessary to uninstall the older version prior to installing the new one as long as the new one is installed in the same location as the older one. In this case, the new version will simply replace the older one and will continue to work with your current license.

Also, even though different major versions (e.g. 2.x and 3.x) or editions (i.e. standard or Lite) of Account Xpress can co-exist on the same computer, they must NOT be installed in the same location. In case of doubt, simply select the default location when installing Account Xpress (standard or lite edition).

System Requirements

  • Windows 98 or greater
  • 4 MB RAM
  • 4 MB available hard disk space
  • SVGA or better monitor
  • Works with any printer supported by Windows


  1. Click here to download the installation file for the most current version of Account Xpress (i.e. version 3.9.4, 1.89 MB);
  2. Depending on your browser configuration, you may be prompted for a location where to save the installation file. If so, then select the location where you want the installation file to be saved (or use your default location) and click Save to save the file in that location. Otherwise, the file should automatically be saved in the default download location (folder) as set in your browser configuration;
    Save As Dialog
  3. Generally, once the download is complete, your browser should display a link (icon or button) that you can click to open (run) the installation file. If that is not the case with your browser, simply locate and double-click the installation file (ax3setup.exe) in Windows Explorer to open (run) it;
    ax3setup.exe in Windows Explorer
  4. Windows will likely give you a security warning. Click Run to continue with running the installation file for Account Xpress (ax3setup.exe);
    Open File - Security Warning
  5. If running Windows Vista or greater, the User Account Control is likely to give you another warning and request your permission to continue running the installation file for Account Xpress (ax3setup.exe). Click Continue;
    User Account Control Warning
  6. The Welcome page of the installation program is then displayed. The installation program will now guide you through the rest of the installation. If at any point during the installation you are not sure which option to choose, simply accept the default option selected. Account Xpress will work perfectly fine with the default installation options.
    Installation Welcome Screen