This article will help walk you through the steps of downloading, installing, and activating QuickBooks Desktop.

First you will want to download QuickBooks Desktop by downloading the appropriate installation file for your product and region.

Download Links for QuickBooks Desktop

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Installation Steps for QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Click here for steps on How to Install QuickBooks Desktop (for Windows) or check out this quick video:

 

 

Activate (Register) QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

  1. With QuickBooks open, press F2 on your keyboard.
  2. On the Product Information window, check the registration status at the right side of the License number.
    • If QuickBooks says ACTIVATED, you're all set!
    • If QuickBooks is NOT ACTIVATED:
      1. Select OK to close the Product Information window.
      2. Go to the Help menu, then select Activate QuickBooks.
        Note: For 2015, select Register QuickBooks.
      3. Follow the on-screen prompts to verify your information, then complete the activation process.

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  1. Go to the QuickBooks menu, then select Register QuickBooks.
  2. Enter the License Number and Product Number, then select Next.
  3. Select Register Online.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration.
    Note: If the register option does not appear, the software is already registered.

For older versions

Inline 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 before and are being reinstalled. You can contact us to get the validation code (USUK, or Canada), but note that assisted support for discontinued products is no longer available.

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