Getting Started with Tally

Most of my users who are either using tally for the first time or who are using licensed version of tally have faced some common problems. They often complaint that when we were using pirated version of Tally then life was easy. After getting with newer version of Tally or registered version of Tally it has become more difficult, while life was supposed to be easy after buying the Tally license. 
I would say that current Indian mindset is to be blamed here. Giving money for just a software doesn't fit into the consciences of Indian mindset. When ever we purchase computer then software is supposed to be the part of free bees.
Problem gets worst when we face problem after giving the money for software. Few tips while getting started with tally can save us a lot of problems.
Getting Started
Some prior preparation is needed before installing Tally. Tally license is activated and updated from Internet, so we need internet connection. Although it is not used as frequently but if the machine which is running tally is having permanent internet connections then license can be updated or reactivated swiftly other wise this can be a major problem for Tally users. Mostly who are first time user of licensed software. The reasons of Tally getting educational has been discussed in my previous post on why tally turns educational.

Second most common problem occurs when working on tally suddenly system shuts down due to power failure or any other reason. To avoid this user must take proper and regular backup of tally data. The user must make it a habit to take backup on daily basis. The proper method of taking tally backup and how to recover the data has been explained in my post on Recover your data in Tally.

Third and major problem come with versions and stat files of tally. Normally when we buy tally then release 1 comes with box. Most of the users install tally from CD in the box and activate it. Real problem comes when the features which were heard are not available or cannot be used. The most widely used feature of VAT is not available in release 1 of Tally 7.2 which comes with CD. Again latest stat version is needed from latest VAT modifications and Service Tax modifications etc. You can get latest Stat info in my post on stat release 46 . The solution to this problem is to get latest release of tally and stat. You can get latest Tally 7.2 and Tally 8.1

P.S. : Latest version can be downloaded from Tally Solutions 

Fourth problem which come is when user gets stuck with advanced options of tally which were not there in older versions and now no help is in sight. At this juncture tally help file can be of great help. Just press help button on top right corner. This would work only when tallyref.chm file is present in your tally directory. It should also be updated for latest features. You can download the latest file from the site and copy it in tally directory for proper functioning. Check Out the 6 ways to get Free help form Tally Solutions.

More help articles on Tally are Here
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Shailendra Yadav

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31 responses:

  1. hi, i will be appearing for TCP test next week..but i dont hav any material to prepare for business environment paper.cud anyone please me help me out in this

  2. plz upload all the shortcut keys in tally 9

  3. hi friends....
    I am complete my TFAP course and i am appear TTCP exam but no syllabus and any other material ..
    so I will request to you please help me.


  4. attempt the demo TCP test and see your performance.
    The appear for original TCP test.
    Demo Test

  5. hi friends,
    I have started a small job work company which i run from home. i wana use tally 9.0 to maintain my accounts and income-expense. i m new to tally. plz help.

  6. hi i have a question if anyone can solve i want to know how to use hindi tally software

  7. hallo i am rajesh.. wish to learn tally , but i am now working in techanical section of my company. icannot attain the tally cousre from an institution, so i am trying to learn it indipendly, any one can help me to lean the basics of tally and any internet adrees to
    earn the lessons of tally.. any good mind plse help mee....

  8. hello Sir, i am Computer software engineer. and i want to learn tally but i dont have any knowledge of commerce side. So please give me a solution, how can i learn tally?
    What i have to do for this?

  9. I am able to learn tally from this website. Kindly suggest .
    How can I learn Tally form it
    Thank you
    Fahad Ali Khan

  10. Anonymous2:36 PM

    hello sir,
    iam divya..
    n i hv jst got my class XI result..i hv jst started wid my XII tutitions n classes.
    i heard dat tally wil help me in my XII as well as in my further studies.
    so pls, help me as to when should i start taking classes, n hw exactly wud tally be useful 2 me. i want 2 pursue MBM in future( not 100% sure).
    pls reply...i will be highly greatful..thanku

  11. Dr Maunuk Shah10:42 AM

    Sir, can you provide me way to understand basics of accounts to work with tally, as i am from medical branch and not at all aware of account basics and terms. i have tally 9 but not able to use it properly. i want to creat accounts of my all patients and medical stores from whom i purchase medicines.

    Thanks in advance.

    with regards,

    dr maunuk shah

  12. Hi,
    From where can we find tally books?

  13. hi
    i want to learn tally online where n how i know basics of tally

  14. Anonymous3:23 PM

    i can't change the voucher date in tally...i am using educational version if anybody having the solution pls help

  15. hello sir
    i am working in computer on tally plz help me what is TDS and how to work in TDS.


  16. Sir, can you tell me basics of accounts to work with tally, as i am beginers for Tally. i have tally 9 but not able to use it properly. so kindly help me in this matter

  17. Sir, can you provide me way to understand basics of accounts to work with tally, as i am not from commerce and not at all aware of account basics and terms. I have a company and i want to use tally software for working fast. i have tally 7.2 but not able to use it properly. i want to creat accounts of my all costoumers and parties stores from whom i purchase and sale of our company products.

    Thanks in advance.

    with regards,

    Ajay Bhati

  18. hallo i am jayachandra reddy.. wish to learn tally , but i am now working in techanical section of my company. icannot attain the tally cousre from an institution, good mind plse help mee....

  19. Hi at present am working for a school in KSA and would like to know rather test whether tally erp software will be helpful for us, how can I test run it ? please help

  20. Jai, You can learn Tally and its basic features from CD which have some guides and flash tutorials. You can also learn your self form Tally book available at tally academy. You can write a mail to me ragarding this.

    Av, free software offer is still valid. mail me for your free copy of software.

  21. Anonymous10:08 PM

    hi guys!!! i installed tally 9 first time in my pc and actully i dont know how to use . i want user guide for tally. how can i get user guide ????

  22. hello i am veena i want to learn tally 9.0 from begining so can you plz provide me some material and guidelines for me to my mail id

  23. Anonymous5:50 PM

    how can get tallyref.chm of tally.ERP 9 if i have no tally.ERP 9

  24. bikash5:54 PM

    if i am a grocessary business man. i have a cd shop. so i should sell blank cd from a bundle(suppose 1 bundle=30 blank cd) as well as data cd(write cd). if customer ask me data cd then, i have to give them.when i give a data cd to customer 1 blank cd must be less in bundle.

  25. bikash5:56 PM

    how can change tally logo ??

  26. Anonymous12:58 PM

    hello sir....this is swagatika.....I want to know whether there is any tally software for MACHINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM???....if available plz let me know ....I wanna install tally in my laptop.....if anybody know plz do help me.....

  27. Anonymous10:22 PM

    hello this is bjay please i will be attending an interview on tally erp 9 in 3 days and i dont have any idea about tally please help me out and where can i get materials urgently pls help me.
    thanks. my e-mail is
    no. 2347040406732.

  28. Fully bakwaas blog h......
    i think u should have learn something from this blog before creating one...!!!:(

  29. It’s really valuable for me, waiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!
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  30. One more useful website to learn Tally....


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