Registration and activation are required each time you install QuickBooks Desktop on your system. If you have multiple copies of QB Desktop, you must register or activate QuickBooks Desktop. You will be asked to activate QuickBooks. You can also activate it manually. When you activate QuickBooks Desktop, a window that says "Set up your Intuit account" will appear on your screen. You can link your existing account information by logging into your Intuit account when you activate QuickBooks Desktop. Intuit Account Login allows you to log in to various websites. By logging into your Intuit account, you can buy and view products and services, and download and activate the products purchased previously. If you want to register and activate QuickBooks Desktop, read his blog till the end. However, if you need assistance feel free to contact our support hotline at +1-844-499-6700.

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Steps to Register QuickBooks Desktop 2016 or Later Versions

To register for QuickBooks Desktop 2016 or later versions, follow these steps:

·         Start the QuickBooks software and press F2 on your keyboard.

·         Check the registration status in the Product Information window to the right of your license number.

·         If the status is Active, you don't need to do anything. If not checked, follow these steps:

Ø  You must select OK to close the product information window.

Ø  Access the Help menu and select Activate QuickBooks.

Ø  However, for the 2015 version, select "Register QuickBooks.

Ø  Follow the onscreen instructions and review the information.

Ø  This completes the activation process.

·         Once the activation process is complete, you will receive a thank you message.

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

·         First, go to the File menu and select QuickBooks Registration.

·         Next, enter your license number and product number, and also select the Next tab.

·         Click the Online Registration tab.

·         Follow the on-screen instructions to complete registration.

·         If you don't see the registration option, it means the software is already registered.

For older versions

·         In older versions, you cannot register discontinued products for the first time. Products that are no longer available must be re-registered.

·       If you have already registered an older version of the product that has been discontinued and you want to reinstall it, you can re-register it. However, you can contact your customer service provider to obtain a verification code.

Steps to Activate QuickBooks Desktop with an Intuit Account

On the QuickBooks activation screen, you can choose to activate with an existing Intuit account or create a new account. If you do not have an Intuit account, you will need to create a user ID and enter the required information to complete the activation process.

·         Visit https: //

·         Click on the "Forgot User ID or Password" link.

·         Enter your registered email address, phone number or User ID.

·         Also, provide the code you received.

·         Once complete, you will see your User ID and can reset your password.

·         To finish, log in again.


While ending this blog we are sure that you find the above information useful. By reading the steps mentioned above you can easily register and activate QuickBooks Desktop. However, if you are still confused about acknowledging the steps and need a helping hand you can contact our CPAs. Our QuickBooks Support professionals will help you on the go. Just simply dial our toll-free number i.e. 1-844-499-6700 to get in touch with them.