Quickbooks printer not activated error code 20: Windows 8. Here is the fix.

Quickbooks printer not activated error code 20: Windows 8. Here is the fix.

Printer not activated error code 20 QuickBooks windows 8

QuickBooks software holds flagship in the market of accounting software. The software is tailored specifically to automate the financial and accounting operations of the businesses irrespective of size and sector. The software enhances the volume and velocity of work in an effective way that saves a lot of time and money of the business owner. But as we all know software and error go hand in hand. There are unfriendly times when QuickBooks encounters problems and if not fixed in the right time might lead to serious issues.

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QuickBooks Error Code 20:

This error code that displays “Printer Not Activated” is one of the common error code reported by the QuickBooks users. The error indicates that when the user upgrades from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7, the new operating system removes the use of the HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software key in the registry settings. It actually means that the particular key carrying the entries are not updated while OS is upgraded, further the particular key is used to save internal settings that result in the failure after the update is successful. If you are using QuickBooks and you have recently upgraded your OS to Windows 7, then the error is more likely to occur.

How to Fix the QuickBooks Error Code 20?

Intuit has recommended two important methods to resolve this error. Both the resolution methods require you to have Administrator access to the system else they will fail.

Prior making changes to the registry ensure to create a backup of your registry. If anything doesn’t work as planned then, you should be able to restore the system.

Generate a System Back up by following the Steps:  Go to Registry Editor -> Click Computer -> Click File -> Export -> Save It.

Then generate a system restore point.

Solution 1: Reinstall QuickBooks Application

While performing the OS upgrade the QuickBooks software is misplaced and re-installing of the application will help to restore its settings in the right registry key and resume work process. You can easily download QuickBooks and install it. Installing QuickBooks is a very simple and easy process. After successful installation of the software you can resume work.

Solution 2: Update the Registry Key Manually

Option 1:

Grant Permissions through Registry Editor

In case you choose this method to fix the error you need to follow each and every step carefully for fixing the error successfully.

  • Open the Registry Editor
  • Type regedit by pressing Start button
  • Do not click enter key
  • Click on regedit -> choose to Run as an administrator
  • You will get administrator access to the Registry Editor
  • Seek for the software folder inside the HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG folder
  • Click the Software folder -> Choose Permissions.
  • Verify the Full Control for the Users user in the table when the window opens.
  • Once done press OK and close window
  • Close the Registry Editor

You can approach QuickBooks to the key it needs to store its settings, and rest all will function properly. If we compare both the methods, both are easy to follow. For resolving this QuickBooks issue you need to follow the above steps and resume back to work in a very short time.

Option 2:

Use a Powershell Script to Grant Permissions (Windows 10) only

On following this option the user account should be logged in that needs permissions and should be an administrator to execute the command.

  • Go to Start -> type cmd
  • Click and choose Run as Administrator
  • Type Powershell in the command prompt -> press enter

Though above steps will help you resolve your Quickbooks error code 20 issue if in case you fail to fix it then talk to our proadvisor. Our Quickbooks experts will guide you through all the steps and if needed will fix the issue by themselves. Thus wait no longer and dial us now.

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