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Register QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

You will need to register QuickBooks Desktop once you install it.  If you have multiple copies of QuickBooks, you must register each copy. If you install QuickBooks on a new computer, you need to register again.

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Registering QuickBooks


  1. Check to see if QuickBooks is already registered by pressing F2. If the top of the Product Information window says REGISTERED, you're ready to start using QuickBooks. If it says UNREGISTERED, keep going.
  2. Choose Help > Register QuickBooks and follow the directions.

Important: In keeping with Intuit's discontinuation plan for older products, discontinued products cannot be registered for the first time. You may re-register discontinued products if they have been registered previously and are being reinstalled. Just follow the steps above and choose the Phone option. Assisted support for discontinued products is no longer available. If you have an discontinued product, we recommend that you upgrade your version of QuickBooks.

Note to ProAdvisors: You can call or chat to get the validation code. 

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