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Activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

SOLVEDby QuickBooks344Updated July 14, 2023

Learn how to activate QuickBooks Desktop after you install it.

After you install, QuickBooks will prompt you to activate. You can also activate it manually with these steps.

To activate QuickBooks:

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

Check out how to fix errors or issues when activating QuickBooks if you run into errors.

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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