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Unable to activate Quickbooks Desktop Pro 2019 on Windows 11

Hey Quickbooks community,


A customer of ours recently got a new laptop with Windows 11 and has Quickbooks Pro Desktop 2019 they wanted us to install. It installed successfully, but we are unable to activate the software. When we click on Activate Now, a web page opens and it just keeps spinning and never makes it to the Intuit Sign in page. I suspect this is due to not having Internet Explorer 11 installed. We have tried compatibilty mode, the Quickbooks Tool Hub and I even tried setting Edge as the default browser and set to open in IE mode, nothing works. Is there possibly another way that we can activate the software. For the customer, upgrading to a newer version of Quickbooks is not an option.




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QuickBooks Team

Unable to activate Quickbooks Desktop Pro 2019 on Windows 11

Hello Jay, 


Thanks for joining us again in the Community. It's vital you get the help you need with QuickBooks. Rest assured, I'll be happy to steer you in the right direction so you're on the right direction with achieving your goals.


Based on what you've shared above, I see you benefiting more by contacting our support team outside of the Community. This ensures that your account info remains private and secure. A specialist will also be able to share your screen and help you further with this. You can reach out to our support team by dialing 1-855-253-1536. To find out more about our hours and other contact methods, please follow this link here: Contact QuickBooks Online Support


Feel free to keep me posted on how you make out. I'll be here.

Level 11

Unable to activate Quickbooks Desktop Pro 2019 on Windows 11


Contact Support as suggested by JamesM4 and ask them to generate the activation code. If they refused to do so, you can use the trial version as a workaround.

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