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You must have valid licensing keys to install QuickBooks. If you need to purchase your QuickBooks license, please call us at +632 7968 1840 or email us at
Intuit does not sell old versions of its software.  If you find a copy elsewhere it’ll already be registered and Intuit will not let you re-register it to yourself.









This article guides you through the installation of Windows versions of QuickBooks Desktop.


Detailed Installation Instructions:

  1. Run the QuickBooks Setup file you downloaded earlier.

  2. Click Yes to All if prompted to overwrite the existing files when the installer extracts the files.

  3. Click Next to begin the installation.

  4. Read the Software License Agreement. If you agree, select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

  5. Enter your License and Product numbers and click Next.

    • Don't have these numbers? Sign into your account and select your QuickBooks product to see them.

  6. If you use Pro/Premier/Accountant edition, select the type of installation for the computer. (Enterprise does not have an Express option.)

    • Express - Allow the installer to make the recommended choices for you, including replacing your previous version of QuickBooks if you have one. (Note: The Accountant Edition does not replace older years by default.)

    • Custom and Network Options - Choose this if you will be using multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop on the computer OR if you will use QuickBooks to share data with other users on a network.

    If you choose Custom and Network Options, or if you are installing Enterprise, you will see these choices:

    • I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer - choose this if you are not using QuickBooks in a network OR if you are installing on a computer that will be used for running QuickBooks but will not store the company file.

    • I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer, AND I'll be storing our company file here so it can be shared over our network - choose this if you will be running QuickBooks and storing/sharing the company file on the network from this machine.

    • I will NOT be using QuickBooks on this computer. I will be storing our company file here so it can be shared over network. (A license is not required for this option.) - choose this if no one will be using QuickBooks on this computer and it will be used as a file server to share the company file over the network.

      You'll then be given the opportunity to choose a new install location. You can browse to a new directory, choose an older version to overwrite, or just click Next to install to the default directory..


  7. Click Install to continue, or click Back if you need to go back and review any of the previous screens.

  8. If any QuickBooks processes were running during the installation, the installer may ask you to restart your computer. Otherwise, click Open QuickBooks to get started!

Register QuickBooks Desktop

Before you can use your new QuickBooks software, you need to register it with us. Until you do, you won't be able to open or create company files.

You'll need to register every time you install QuickBooks on any computer. That means that if you have multiple copies of QuickBooks Desktop, you must register each copy, and that if you install QuickBooks Desktop on a new computer, you need to register again.

  1. Check if QuickBooks Desktop is already registered by pressing the F2 key on your keyboard while using QuickBooks to bring up the Product Information window.

  2. Look for the registration status to the right of your license number.

  3. If your QuickBooks is NOT ACTIVATED or UNREGISTERED, go to the Help menu and choose Activate QuickBooks (or Register QuickBooks in QuickBooks 2015 and earlier).

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to verify your information and complete the activation process.


What if I'm having trouble registering?

When prompted to verify your information, you should make sure to provide the same information that you gave at the time of purchase. If it doesn't match perfectly, it won't be accepted.

If you have a technical issue like a blank screen or an error message, try temporarily disabling your antivirus software, as it may be interfering with the registration process.

Finally, if you are not able to register on your own, you can contact us to register over the phone.


For users with older software: In keeping with Intuit's discontinuation plan for older products, discontinued products cannot be registered for the first time.

You may re-register discontinued products if they have ever been registered before on any computer and are being reinstalled. If you do, you will need to call us to receive a validation code. However, assisted support for discontinued products is no longer available. If you have an discontinued product, we recommend that you upgrade your version of QuickBooks Desktop.

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