Whenever a user installs QuickBooks software, a Question always knocks into their mind. How to register or Activate QuickBooks desktop? As to start working on the software, you have to activate the license as quickly as possible. This process is manual, and sometimes, people get stuck while doing it. So if you want to learn Easy Steps to Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop, we will recommend you to read this blog.

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Point to remember before going further with registering QuickBooks.

There are a few things you must take care of before registering for QuickBooks.

  1. Check if QuickBooks is Activated or not by pressing the F2 key along with the Ctrl+1.
  2. Suppose QuickBooks is Activated; then you are good to go, but if not, then go with the Activation process.
  3. If, at the time of activation, you get the error message on your screen that says, “The validation code is wrong,” then check the following
  4. Your License and product number must be right.

Note: If the product number and license number are different, then edit the product number first, then go for the activation process.
The validation code is correct.

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Steps to Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop

For QuickBooks 2016, or versions introduced after that:

QuickBooks Desktop For Windows Computers

After successfully installing the QuickBooks software, you have to go through the registration or activation process. You have to complete the process manually when a new screen appears on your screen. Follow these instructions to go forward in the process:

  1. Initiate the process by opening the QuickBooks software
  2. After that, press F2.
  3. Next, A new “Product Information” window will appear on your screen. On that page, you have to verify the registration status that is available on the right side of the License number.
  4. Now, wait for some time, and verify if the QuickBooks software will show ACTIVATED.
  5. However, if the software is Not Activated, then follow the below-given steps:
  6. Click on the Ok option so that your Product Information screen will be closed.
  7. Thereafter, navigate to the Help option, then hit on the Activate QuickBooks option.
  8. Now click on the Register QuickBooks for 2016.
  9. Next, follow all the instructions available on your screen to move forward and complete the process of activation.

QuickBooks Desktop For Mac Computers

  1. To register or activate QuickBooks Desktop on a mac device, go through the following instruction:
    Navigate to QuickBooks software; now open the Menu tab.
  2. Click on the Register QuickBooks tab.
  3. Next, in the information dialogue box, you have to enter the Product Number and License Number.
  4. Now, click on the Next option.
  5. Select the Register Online tab.
  6. At last, follow all the prompts present on your System’s screen to complete the registration.

Note: If the registration option is not available, that signifies that the software is already registered.

For QuickBooks Desktop 2016 and Earlier Versions

  • It is already known that Intuit stopped working on the previous versions before the 2016 version. So the End-of-Life product can’t be registered for the first time.
  • However, the registration of the same product is possible if re-installation occurs.
  • Moreover, if a user needs the validation code, they email us their queries and ask for help.

Important: There is no support available for the Discontinued product.

Problems with Registering or Activating QuickBooks Desktop

  • If QuickBooks is not accepting your provided information, then verify, and re-check to make sure, that the information you have given is correct.
  • If you are getting any error messages or your screen is not responding properly, then you should uninstall or disable the antiviruses for some time and then try to access them again.

How to Activate QuickBooks Desktop with an Intuit official account?

Whenever you try to activate your QuickBooks Desktop account, you get two options: Create a new one, or activate it with the help of an existing Intuit account. Suppose you don’t have an account; then, in such cases, you have to enter a few details to create your user id.
However, if you already have an account, then just by entering login details, you can start your QuickBooks activation process. But if you have forgotten your login credential, then follow the given process to get them back:

  1. Go to the login page of QuickBooks.
  2. Click on the I Forget my User ID or Password option.
  3. Newt, enter the code you received
  4. After that, check your User ID and then go to Reset the password.
  5. Now, to finish the process, log in to your Account again.

Wrapping it Up!

We hope that with the help of this blog, you get all the information on Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop. However, if you still face any issues while activating your QuickBooks desktop, get help from our experts. Mail us your Query or use the live chat option and receive the best possible assistance quickly.

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