Know how to change product and license number with the help of QuickBooks Support

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Every time you activate or register your QuickBooks, you are required to put your product and license number. Many times the product and license number don’t work and the user wants to change it. This article will guide you about how you can change your product and license number to activate your QuickBooks. It is not mandatory to uninstall the QuickBooks to get the number changed instead you can change the QuickBooks license and product number even without uninstalling or reinstalling the program.

Since reinstallation is quite a complex process, the QuickBooks support team will give you a solution to change it without reinstalling the program. It is usually required if in a multi-user environment you are using a single user license number. You need to get an accurate multi-user license.

Steps to only change the license number

  1. Open QuickBooks. Select help > manage my license >change my license number
  2. Enter the new license number and click next then finish.
  3. Once the number is successfully changed, restart your computer.

Note: it is mandatory to restart the computer otherwise the problem will exist. If you get an error even after restarting the computer, reach our QuickBooks support team @ 1 (877) 227 2303.

Qbregistration.dat file

To avoid uninstalling or reinstalling the program, edit the qbregistration.dat file. QuickBooks will not open properly if there is any incorrect information in the file after the edit. You can edit the file in two ways.

From within QuickBooks

  1. Open the tech help window by pressing F2 > F3
  2. From the file tab, select QBREGISTRATION.DAT to open.
  3. Take a backup of the qbregistration.dat file.
  4. Save the file opened in notepad.
  5. Select desktop as location and click on save.
  6. Close the currently open window.
  7. Open the file again using step 1.
  8. Close QuickBooks after opening the file.
  9. The file shows all the installed product information. Change the license number in the qbregistration.dat file. You can see the version and edition of each installed program.
  10. Look for the version installed with an inaccurate product number or license code.
  11. Put the correct product code, in place of insatllID .the format to enter the number should be XXX-XXX.
  12. Put the correct license number in the license number column. Follow the format: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX and do not remove any brackets.
  13. Click on save.

Restart the computer and open QuickBooks desktop.

Check the updated information in the product information window.

If this doesn’t help, contact QuickBooks Technical Support.

Using QuickBooks common file

  1. Open QuickBooks common files from the location: C:\ProgramData\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks.
  2. Open the qbregistration.dat file with notepad.
  3. Take a backup of the qbregistration.dat file.
  4. Save the file opened in notepad.
  5. Select desktop as location and click on save.
  6. Close the currently open window.
  7. Open the file again using step 1.
  8. Close QuickBooks after opening the file.
  9. The file shows all the installed product information. Change the license number in the qbregistration.dat file. You can see the version and edition of each installed program.
  10. Look for the version with an incorrect license number.
  11. Put the correct product code, in place of insatllID .the format to enter the number should be XXX-XXX
  12. Put the correct license number in the license number column. Follow the format: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX and do not remove any brackets.
  13. Click on save.
  14. Restart the computer and open QuickBooks desktop.
  15. Verify the changes in the product information window.

If you are a MAC user

  1. Open QuickBooks desktop on your device.
  2. Go to QuickBooks menu > manage my license >deauthorize this computer
  3. Once the screen prompts, select deauthorize and quit.
  4. Open the QuickBooks again and then change the license number.

For assistance, call our QuickBooks Support team @ 1 (877) 227 2303.

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