As we all know that Intuit QuickBooks is a leading accounting and bookkeeping software that features important tools of state of financial accounting technology. This software is incredibly user-friendly as you can experience being a business owner that average knowledge is enough to handle and manage this software to achieve organizational goals. But you have to get sure that QuickBooks installation, updates, and upgrades have been done properly at a regular period.
Important Points to Remember to Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and Mac
Things you need to be taken care of:
- Always confirm that the QuickBooks is ACTIVATED or NOT by pressing key “F2” OR “CTRL+1”.
- In case you see that QuickBooks is ACTIVATED then you are set. If not then jump to the activation.
- If you get the error “The validation code is wrong” then confirm that:
- Make assured that the License and the Product number are exact. If in matter the product number does not meet the license number then turn the product number first before going ahead with the activation.
- The validation code is right.
Steps to Registering QuickBooks Desktop 2016 or newer versions
To activate QuickBooks desktop 2016 or the latest versions, the user can convey out the below actions:
- First of all, the user needs to open the QuickBooks and press the F2 key on the keyboard
- After that, check the registration status on the product information window on the right side of the license number
- In case the status is Activated, then the user need not do anything
- In case it is not activated, then carry out the steps below:
- The user will have to choose OK to close the product info window
- And then, visit the help menu and then choose to activate QuickBooks. But for the 2015 version select Register QB
- Now, take out the onscreen prompts and confirm the information. Followed by completing the activation process.
- You will get a thank you message once the activation process completes.
How to Register or Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and Mac?
QuickBooks Desktop For Windows Computers:
Once you successfully installed the QuickBooks software, you need to activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows before getting started. A screen will appear to activate the software. You can also activate it manually with the below-given steps:
- First of all, Start the QuickBooks and touch the “F2” key on the keyboard.
- After the ‘Product Information’ window will begin where the user has to stay for the registration status at the right-hand side of the license number’.
- You can go if QuickBooks reads ACTIVATED.
- In case, the QuickBooks is NOT ACTIVATED then observe the given steps below:
- Choose the “Ok” tab and it will shut the ‘Product Information’ window.
- Now, move to the “Help” menu and tick on the “Activate QuickBooks” button(select RegisterActivate QuickBooks for 2016).
- Proceed to follow the on-screen prompts and confirm your details, and complete the activation process.
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
If you are a QuickBooks desktop for Mac user, next you need to take out the steps below to register and activate QuickBooks Desktop for mac:
- The very first step is to visit the menu and then choose to register for QuickBooks
- After that, the user needs to enter the license number and product number also choose next
- The next step is to select the register online tab
- To end the method, follow the onscreen guidance and finish the registration. In case, you do not find any register option, then this indicates that the software is already registered.
For Older versions
In older versions, discontinued products cannot get registered for the first time. And then, the user will have to re-register the suspended products. The user can re-register discontinued products of an older version if he/she has registered it before and is just reinstalling it. However, the user can talk to the customer service provider for the validation code except for assisted support for discontinued products is no longer available.
Issues while registering or activating QuickBooks desktop
In case the user finds that the information entered is not accepted, then the user can ensure it is the same information that was given at the time of purchase Also, in case the user finds any technical glitches, such as a blank screen or error messages, then it is recommended to temporarily disable the antivirus software.
Checkpoints before fixing the issue
Before trying to fix this issue, the user needs to check out the points below:
- The user is advised to confirm if QuickBooks is activated and also check the license number and product code.
- Meet the one on the sticker on the QuickBooks product box
- And for downloaded commodities, the user needs to view the purchase confirmation email that is received from Intuit
- In case the user purchased QuickBooks on CD, then one can see the brightly painted sticker on the original CD box
I hope you found this article helpful to activate or register QuickBooks desktop for windows and mac. However, if you face any difficulties while installing and registering this software then you can consult with our Intuit certified ProAdvisors team that can help you in your troubles.