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Register QuickBooks

Registration is free and entitles you to many benefits, including access to technical support and notification of product updates.

You can use QuickBooks up to 30 days without registering. After 30 days, you must register to continue using QuickBooks.

Important: If you have multiple copies of QuickBooks, you must register each copy installed on every computer.

Register a copy of QuickBooks that has never been registered.

To do this task

  1. Open QuickBooks.

  2. Check to see if QuickBooks is already registered:

    1. Press F2 while in QuickBooks. The Product Information window appears.

    2. Note whether the window shows REGISTERED or UNREGISTERED. If QuickBooks is registered already, you don't need to continue.

    3. Close the Product Information window.

  3. Choose Help > Register QuickBooks.

  4. Click Begin Registration.

  5. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Register a copy of QuickBooks that was previously registered.

If you install QuickBooks on a new computer, you need to register again. When you reregister, you must provide the ZIP code and phone number that was originally used to register the product.

Note: QuickBooks will prompt you to register if it's required. Not all situations require you to reregister (such as reinstalling QuickBooks on the same computer).

To do this task

  1. Open QuickBooks.

  2. Press F2. The Product Information window appears.

  3. Write down the license and product numbers.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Choose Help > Register QuickBooks.

  6. Click Begin Registration.

  7. Follow the prompts to complete the registration.

To retrieve a validation code, you can contact Registration customer service at 1.800.316.1068.

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

If this solution doesn't resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free, or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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