Complete Guide To Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop

It is a given fact that the QuickBooks accounting software is user-friendly. For small and mid-sized business owners, average knowledge is more than enough to use this accounting software and acquire organizational goals.

However, it is crucial for the users to ensure that QuickBooks updates, installation, upgrades, etc., should be done at the right time daily basis.

In case, a user has more than a copy of the QuickBooks Desktop application, then it becomes compulsory as a user to register or activate every QuickBooks Desktop.

What is Registering or Activating of QuickBooks Desktop?

Every time a user installs QuickBooks Desktop on the system, it asks for registering and activation. In the case of numerous copies of QuickBooks Desktop, then it becomes compulsory to register or activate every single one of them.

QuickBooks will tell you to activate it on its own and also you can activate it manually. When you activate the QuickBooks Desktop, a particular window is displayed on the screen. This particular screen states, Set Up Your Intuit Account.

You can go into the Intuit account while activating the QuickBooks desktop in order to link the current account details directly.

When it comes to registering or activating QuickBooks Desktop, there are certain points to be considered:

  • Always ensure that the QuickBooks is activated or not by typing in the keys F2 or CTRL + 1
  • If you receive the error, The validation code is wrong, you need to fix it
  • If your QuickBooks is activated then no problem, however, if it is not, then move on to the activation process
  • Ensure the validation code is right
  • Ensure that the Product Number and License number similar. If there is any mismatch, then edit the Product number before proceeding with activation.

Why Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop?

The QuickBooks Desktop login is used to access numerous websites and once you sign into the Intuit Account, as a user you can buy and view all the products and services. You can also download and then activate the products which you have purchased already.

Steps to Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop

Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows Computer

When the QuickBooks accounting software is registered properly, you are required to activate it before getting started. A screen will be displayed to get the software activated. You can also activate it manually with the steps given below:

  • Open your particular QuickBooks at first and then select the F2 key and then press it
  • The Product Information window will be displayed where the user needs to check the particular registration status, visible on the right side of the License Number.
  • If your QuickBooks is activated then great
  • If your QuickBooks is not activated because of some reasons, please follow the steps given below:
    • Choose the OK tab and then the particular Product Information screen will show
    • Navigate to the Help menu and select the Activate QuickBooks option.
    • Follow the prompts displayed on-screen and authenticate all the details ad complete the activation process

Register QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • Choose QuickBooks and navigate to the Menu tab.
  • Choose the Register QuickBooks alternative.
  • Add the License Number along with the Product Number given in the information dialogue box and then choose the Next tab.
  • Select the particular Register Online alternative.
  • Follow the prompts that appear on-screen and finish the registration. If the register option does not come up, it then signifies that the software is registered already.

QuickBooks Desktop 2016 and Previous Versions Registration

In the older versions, as per Intuit, if the products are discontinued, they cannot be registered for the very first time. Then you need to register the particular discontinued products again.

You can register discontinued products for any older version in case you have registered it on a previous occasion or just reinstalling it.

For the validation code, contacting the customer service provider is the only feasible choice. However, assistance for discontinued products is not available anymore.

We hope that this information helps you to register or activate QuickBooks Desktop. However, for a non-technical person, it is possible to experience many problems while installing and registering the software.

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