How to Verify QuickBooks Registration

By Tammy Columbo

You can use QuickBooks for up to 30 days without registering the product. After that you must register to keep the software active. Registration is free and provides the owner of the software with update notifications and technical support. If you install the application on a new computer, or if you reformat the hard drive and reinstall QuickBooks, you must reregister the software. You can verify the registration status and launch the registration wizard from the Product Information window in QuickBooks.

Verify Registration

Step 1

Open the QuickBooks application.

Step 2

Press the “F2“ key on the keyboard in the active QuickBooks window. The Product Information box opens to display the Registered or Unregistered” message. If the product is registered, you have verified the registration. If the product is not registered, proceed to the next section to register.

Click the “X” to close the Product Information box.

Register Product

Step 1

Click the “Help” option in the top navigation menu to open the Help menu.

Step 2

Click the “Register QuickBooks” option to open the Registration wizard.

Step 3

Click the “Begin Registration” option to open the Registration form.

Step 4

Complete the Registration form and follow the prompts to register the product.

Press “F2“ after the registration process is completed to verify the registration in the Product Information window.

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