From a client:
I just got an update box that popped up that reads: "QuickBooks has recently downloaded the R14 product update. Would you like QuickBooks to install this update now?" This is the software you sent to me on a disc last year. Should I go ahead and install this update?
Yes, you should install that new update.
QB releases an update to the programs that are still being supported three or four times a year to fix bugs that they find. The QB 2012 program is already up to R6, which is five updates since the original program was released last Fall.
A good site to check whether you have the latest update for your version of QB is at:
You will see that R14 is the newest update for the 2009 program.
You can always find the version you are running by holding the Control and the 1 keys down at the same time while you are in the program.
Good luck. I hope this helps.