Undoubtedly, QuickBooks is one of the best software ever created for the Accounting and Financial Management industries. It was designed while keeping the requirements of small and mid-sized businesses. To meet the needs of larger companies, Intuit worked on QuickBooks and released the 2019 edition of QuickBooks which is capable of handling all sorts of tasks. We have received many messages from QB Users asking how they can fix the Printer Not Activated issue on their QB. If you have also encountered this error message on your screen then you have finally reached on the right website. In this article, we will explain how you can fix the issue, what caused this error and how you can avoid it in the future.

Fix QuickBooks Error Code 20- Printer Not Activated

If you just want to rid of this issue quickly then dial the toll-free QuickBooks Technical Support Phone Number +1-888-557-6950 and get the QuickBooks ProAdvisor to fix it for you.

What Causes Printer Not Activated – Error Code -20?

This is an issue which you might run into when you are upgrading your Windows Operating system to Windows 7. The new OS removes the requirement for the HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software key. The entries which are in the key will not get updated when you are moving to Windows 7. It will cause the system to fail after you update.

How To Fix Printer Not Activated – Error Code -20?

The QuickBooks Experts of 247supportphonenumber recommend to fairly easy methods to solve this and we will mention both of them below.

Note: We strongly recommend that you take a backup of the QuickBooks and registry before you proceed to implement the steps in case anything goes wrong.

Method 1: Clean Install QuickBooks

If the QuickBooks software is damaged or if it faces some unrecoverable error which cannot be resolved from simple steps of troubleshooting, then you will need to completely uninstall QuickBooks from your workstation, rename all the installation files that are left behind and then install QuickBooks. This process is known as Clean Install or Clean Uninstall of QuickBooks.

Method 2: Update The Registry Key

If are not looking forward to reinstalling your QuickBooks, you can try to manually update the registry key to fix the issue. The registry key can be updated from these two options:

Option 1: Granting permission using Registry editor.

  1. Open Registry editor and Type regedit the space for text
  2. Right-click on the regedit and select Run as an Administrator.
  4. Choose permission after right-clicking on the application folder.
  5. Make sure that you have the full control of the table.
  6. Tap on Ok and then close the window.
  7. Now, try to use your printer and it should work fine.

Option 2: Only follow this option if you are a Windows 10 user

We can use the Powershell script to manually give permission and also update the registry key. Make sure that the User who you want to have access is logged in. This account should have the permission to use the command prompt.

  1. Tap on the start button.
  2. Type cmd in the text space.
  3. Choose Run as an Administrator after right-clicking on cmd.
  4. Now, enter Powershell in the text space and hit Enter key.
  5. Copy the code given below and then paste it as it is the command prompt.

PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -NoLogo -NonInteractive -Command “$key = [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::CurrentConfig.OpenSubKey(‘Software’,[Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKeyPermissionCheck]::ReadWriteSubTree,[System.Security.AccessControl.RegistryRights]::ChangePermissions); $acl =$key.GetAccessControl(); $rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.RegistryAccessRule (‘Users’,’FullControl’,’ObjectInherit,ContainerInherit’,’None’,’Allow’); $acl.SetAccessRule($rule); $key.SetAccessControl($acl);”

This should fix the printing issue.

If you are facing any trouble while fixing the printing issue on your QuickBooks, you can choose to get in touch with the QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Just dial the QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1-888-557-6950. The other option is to get in touch with the technical team via the live chat option on our screen.

Fix QuickBooks Error Code 20- Printer Not Activated
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