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Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

Learn how to activate or register QuickBooks Desktop after you install it.

After you install QuickBooks, you should activate it before you start. QuickBooks will prompt you to activate, but you can also activate it manually with these steps.

To activate QuickBooks:

  1. Open QuickBooks.
  2. From the Help menu, select Activate QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Follow the steps on the screen to verify your info.

After you finish, QuickBooks is activated and you’re ready to go. Learn more about using QuickBooks with our beginner guide.

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