How to Register QuickBooks Desktop or Activate?


As we all know, Intuit has been designed a leading accounting software “QuickBooks” that takes care of your books by managing sales and expenses. The interface of this accounting software is easy to set up and user-friendly. QuickBooks users can easily set up this accounting software to achieve their business goals. But you need to install the updates and Register QuickBooks to the latest release by Intuit.
Once you have installed QuickBooks on your system, then the first thing that you need to perform is to Activate QuickBooks Desktop. In case, you have more than one copy of the QuickBooks Desktop, then it is recommended to you to register or activate each copy of QuickBooks. The following article will help you to register QuickBooks by providing you the simple steps for both mac and windows.

NOTE: The main thing you need to remember that the Internet Explorer 11 with TLS 1.2 should be enabled in the Mac Operating Systems & Windows. You will be able to view that after May 31, 2018, to run the services provided by Intuit.

Important points that need to be in consideration    

Given below are the main points that you need to remember before registering QuickBooks Desktop. Consider these points before you access QuickBooks register to record deposits, checks, etc.:

  1. You need to check the QuickBooks Desktop is ACTIVATED OR NOT by clicking the F2 key or pressing Ctrl + 1.
  2. In case, you are facing the error that shows “The validation code is wrong”, then follow the steps written below:
  3. You need to check the product and license number.
  4. Check the validation code. It must be correct.

How to Register QuickBooks Desktop?

The user can easily register QuickBooks for 2016 and later versions. We have provided you the steps for both QuickBooks for Windows and QuickBooks for Mac. You can also perform the same steps to activate QuickBooks desktop 2018:

QuickBooks Desktop for 2016 and Later Versions

Steps to register QuickBooks for Windows PCs:

After installing the QuickBooks Software, you require to make QuickBooks register done before using it. You can follow the steps written below to activate QuickBooks Desktop now:

  1. First of all, you need to run QuickBooks.
  2. Click on the F2 key.
  3. Now, the ‘Product Information’ window will display on the screen. Here, the user can verify the registration status.
  4. If your QuickBooks indicates ACTIVATED, then you don’t need to do anything.
  5. In case, QuickBooks shows NOT ACTIVATED, then apply the following steps:
  6. Choose OK to shut down the ‘Product Information’ window.
  7. Choose the “Help” menu and select the “Activate QuickBooks” (choose QuickBooks for 2016).
  8. You need to follow the on-going instructions to complete the procedure.

Steps to register QuickBooks desktop for Mac PCs:

  1. First of all, you need to launch QuickBooks and click on the menu.
  2. Now, click on “Register QuickBooks”.
  3. Add the “Product Number” and “License Number” in the information dialogue box.
  4. Press Next.
  5. After that, select the “Register Online” option.
  6. In the end, you need to follow the instructions displaying on your screen. If you are not getting any instructions, this indicates that the software had already been registered.

How to Activate QuickBooks Desktop for 2015 and Earlier Versions?

The older versions of QuickBooks have been discontinued by Intuit. Nevertheless, you are unable to register the discontinued products for the first time. You can re-activate the discontinued versions only if they have been activated earlier.
Note: You will not get any support from the discontinued products.

Problems that may arise while registering QuickBooks Desktop

  1. The information entered by you may not be accepted, in this case, you need to verify that the information entered by you should match the information entered at the time of purchase.
  2. You may face the issue because of the Anti-virus. While getting this issue, your screen gets blank. To resolve this issue, you try to disable anti-virus.

To Conclude:

We suppose that the above article assisted you to register QuickBooks Desktop.  However, the steps are not tricky to perform. But, in some cases, the user may be stuck into any step at the time of QuickBooks register or activating the QuickBooks desktop. If you need the technical support and want to register QuickBooks under the supervision of an expert, then you can talk to us by dialing our QuickBooks 24/7 Support Phone Number +1-855-857-0824.  We have a team of professionals who are highly experienced to fix all accounting issues related to QuickBooks.

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