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Get help if you can’t activate QuickBooks Desktop

Learn what to do if you can’t activate QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.

If you have trouble when you try to  activate QuickBooks, we’re here to help.

You see, Validation code is incorrect

If you’re sure your codes you enter are correct, check out how to fix validation code is incorrect for next steps.

Your product number doesn’t match what’s on the screen

This can happen if you made a change to your license number,  To fix this, change your product code.

You see a blank screen when you try to activate

Your antivirus software might be in the way. Disable your antivirus software and try again. You can turn it back on when you’re done.

Reach out to your antivirus provider if you need help to get it to work with QuickBooks. They’ll have the best advice on what to do next.

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