How to get a License Number for QuickBooks?

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License number for QuickBooks

When you have QuickBooks installed in your system, it comes with a license number and product number. Though these details are not frequently required, being aware of the same is recommended. If you know how to find the license number, it will save you much time when you actually require them in an emergency.

When do you need the license number for QuickBooks?

While using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, there are situations when you are required to locate the product number as well as your license number. The two most common situations when you will have to have the QB license number handy:

  • While contacting customer support executive
  • When switching to a new PC

How to locate the license number?

When it comes to getting or retrieving details about the license number, it includes information related to everything from the product name to product number, product version, license number, release, etc.

Quick ways of locating

  1. In case it seems difficult for you to follow the step-wise instructions, you can simply check the product license number emailed to you as the authorized entities have the records of the registered customers saved with them.
  2. If you have purchased the product directly from QuickBooks’ website, the purchase email can be referred to for all the numbers.
  3. If you have purchased the product from a retail store, referring to the label on the packaging would let you know the license number.

Stepwise ways of locating

The way you locate the license number depends on the version of QuickBooks you are using.

For QuickBooks Desktop

Whether you have the Pro, Premier, or Enterprise option, you can follow the below-mentioned steps for the purpose:

  1. Go to QuickBooks Desktop
  2. Press the F2 key
  3. Navigate to the Product Information section and search for all the details, including product name, number, and license number, etc.
  4. If you want to have your release, you can check at the end of the name of the product.
  5. Move to the Version Used on File portion and find the version

For QB Basic & Enhanced Payroll

  1. Go to QuickBooks Desktop
  2. Click on the Employee menu
  3. Choose Payroll Center
  4. Click the Payroll tab
  5. In the Subscription Statuses window, you will get the version information

For QB Desktop for Mac

  1. Go to QB Desktop
  2. Navigate to the Help menu
  3. Select the Product Information section

For QB Point of Sale (POS)

  1. Open POS
  2. Navigate to the Help menu
  3. Choose About Point of Sale
  4. On the Product line, search for edition as well as version

Based on the QuickBooks product you’re using, you can follow the respective steps.

In case you get stuck at any of the above-mentioned steps, you can simply connect with experts for all the help you need.

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Steve Hale is a Content expert and Executive Editor with over 15 years of experience who writes original blogs on Bookkeeping. Hale writes optimized content for a range of clients about SEO, Bookkeeping, Quickbooks & Accounting. He was formerly the managing editor who used to oversee all aspects of the publication.

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