QuickBooks Activation Not Working disrupts the activation process and hinders further processes lined up for QuickBooks. Adequate QuickBooks functioning to carry out various tasks and process. The user has to Activate/Register QuickBooks Desktop properly before starting the Installation.
The will illustrate ‘Proper Activation Procedure’ for QuickBooks Desktop and its various versions. Ensure that steps are carried out correctly to prevent QB Activation Issues. Once you complete the QuickBooks Installation, then you have to activate QuickBooks to proceed further.
QuickBooks prompts us to activate, though this is possible via manual activation as well. Let’s get to know how?
After Completion, you can see QuickBooks gets activated, and you can begin working now.
If could Activate QuickBooks even after following and performing the above steps properly, then there must be some specific reason that is obstructing activation. Refer to the below-given reasons that might have led to QuickBooks Activation Not working. These are:
Let’s understand how to resolve problems given in points a) and b) above.
Incorrect Validation code and Product number mismatch are common issues that can lead to QuickBooks Activation Not Working properly. Let’s have a look at the steps to rectify the Validation Code.
Checkpoints before solution
Refer to these points before performing solutions.
Ensure that QuickBooks is activated and verify that the License number & the Product code match with the details printed on the QuickBooks Product Package.
Once you have confirmed the above, then begin troubleshooting.
Note: In the last point, For Canadian version of QuickBooks, press Help>> Register QuickBooks >> Start registration.
Here you need to Reset .ecml file. Moreover, understand how to re-create/ remake the damaged EntitlementDataStore.ecml file to correct the license and registration problems.
Note: In Windows 8, click ‘Windows Key’ & Type ‘cmd.’ Here you can right-click and ‘Run as Administrator.’
With QuickBooks Install Tool you can rectify this problem quickly. Download and RUN the QuickBooks Installation Tool.
Note: It is recommended to give a password to a new account to guarantee security.
If you see the problem is corrected, then you can decide whether to keep the New Admin user or Remove it.
If you see the problem is corrected, then you can choose to keep ‘new admin user’ else remove it and carry on with the current one.
If it solves the error, then decide whether you want to keep new admin use or you want to remove and continue using the current one.
It helps to repair a damaged QuickBooks Desktop function. When you face a situation where a simple re-installation of QuickBooks Desktop does not correct the matter, then it becomes necessary to use QuickBooks Clean Install Tool. The tool first Uninstalls, Renames Installation folders and Re-Installs QuickBooks Desktop.
Note: If you see a message saying ‘Overwrite Protection’- If you want to Overwrite the file that is in use then Click YES. These files are in the ‘Temp Directory,’ and you can overwrite then without any damage to other programs.
If you see the wrong Product version while installing download then you can carry-out the below-given steps:
Note: Any type of Failure will launch the Wrong Installer.
QuickBooks Activation Not Working hinders workflow and delays your QuickBooks related work. A Wrong QB License & Product number can be the reason behind this error. Let us know how to resolve this issue. Below given are some ways by which you can resolve this issue.
Note: Restarting your computer at this juncture is important. If you do not restart then the program will provide incorrect product info to the server at a time when you access Company file. If you are on the multi-user mode with many seats, then QuickBooks will show an error that says ‘You exceeded the maximum number of users who can access the company file at a point of time.
Edit ‘qbregistration.dat’ file to avoid Uninstallation or Reinstallation of product. You can use two methods to edit this file.
Note: Go to ‘Other programs section,’ if you do not see Notepad listed as a recommended program and search for it.
This file, i.e. the ‘qbregistration.dat file’ contains product info for the installed QuickBooks Software. The below-provided section tells the version and edition of every installed program.
The Version number – 29.0(2019), 28.0(2018), or 27.0(2017)
The Flavor Name- QuickBooks pro- Pro, QuickBooks Premier (Not the accountant Edition)- Super Pro, QuickBooks Premier Accountant- The Accountant, Enterprise Solutions –BEL, Enterprise Solutions Accountant Edition-Belacct
That is all for this blog. QuickBooks Activation not working is an annoying issue and should be resolved immediately. Hopefully, the above steps were helpful and guided you with the right methods to amend the problem. For any assistance and query, speak to a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
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