You have to register or activate the software each time you install it. With the help of this article, the QuickBooks support team will guide you how you can register or activate your QuickBooks desktop. If you have multiple copies of QuickBooks installed, you are required to activate each one of them.
Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop
Before proceeding with the activation you can check if it is already activated. To check that, press the F2 key or Ctrl + 1 key on your QuickBooks and check for the status. If the status is activated, then you are good to go with your company file. If not, then proceed with the activation.
If an error is displayed saying “incorrect validation code,” then check for your product and license number.
Ensure that the product number should match the license number; If not then change the product number before proceeding with the activation.
If you are looking to change your product or license number without performing a clean installation process, you can contact QuickBooks Support on our toll-free number.
Steps for Windows users
1. Go to the Help menu and select Activate or register QuickBooks.
2. Verify your information by heading with the prompts on the screen and complete the activation process.
Once the activation is completed, a notification will prompt on the screen, and you are ready to use your QuickBooks desktop.
Steps for Mac users
1. Go to the menu and choose Register QuickBooks.
2. Enter the License number and Product Number, and then click on Next.
3. Click on Register Online.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the registration.
If you do not see the register option, it indicates that the software is already registered.
For users using QuickBooks 2015 and older versions
If you are using any discontinued product or reinstalling your QuickBooks, you can re-register it. You can contact our QuickBooks support team if you face any trouble with validation code or product number.
Troubleshooting solution for activation
Temporarily disable your antivirus software if you face any technical issue such as a blank screen or error message while activating your QuickBooks desktop.
The information required for activation should be the same information which you used at the time of purchase.
If you are unable to register with the provided steps, reach us directly.