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What is ‘QuickBooks Printer not activated’ ​error Code 20?

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The application key might not be updated when you tried to update the OS and a few applications use that key to store internal settings that cause them to fail after an update. This problem is likely to occur on QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Error Code 20 Printer not activated’ message pops up in the screens of many QuickBooks Users Worldwide.

Quickbooks Error code 20

This will lead to failure in printing or sending invoices and payslips which ultimately acts as hazard for all the businesses. This is a very common error that is caused by a lot of other applications except for QuickBooks but its importance on QuickBooks is more than in any other software. In case of any issues, connect with us at QuickBooks Online support.

How can you resolve QuickBooks Error code 20?

Given below are a list of solutions you can make use of to solve your problem.


Method 1: Reinstalling QuickBooks

Uninstalling and then reinstalling QuickBooks can be a good method to clean these corrupted files.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel

Step 2: Tap on Programs (Applications) and Features.

Step 3: Find QuickBooks in the list and choose Uninstall option.

Step 4: Download QuickBooks all over again. (Make sure the version is compatible with your Windows)

Step 5: Reinstall the program and check if the error has been resolved. Contact QuickBooks Online support for more.

You may even require starting your device once again in order to allow changes to take place.

Note: However, if you think that it is the Pdf converter that is causing the problem, then uninstall the previous driver and install a driver compatible with your operating system.

Method 2:

In case you do not need to reinstall the QuickBooks, you can update the registry key by yourself.

There are two ways of doing it manually:

Option 1: Granting permission using Registry editor.

Step 1: Open Registry editor.

Step 2: Select the start key and then Type regedit. You can also Contact Quickbooks support for additional information.

Step 3: Right-click on the regedit and press run as an administrator.

Step 4: Look for HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG as in the registry editor.

Step 5: Right click on the software folder and select Permissions.

Step 6: Verify if the user has the whole control of the table, if not, do the needful.

Step 7: Choose Ok and exit the window.
Now QuickBooks has the access to the keys and issue must have been resolved.

Option 2:

This is only available for Windows 10 users - Manually update the registry key by granting permission with the help of Power-shell script.

Sign in the user account that is supposed to look for permissions. The access to the usage of Command prompt should also be available to the User Account.

Step 1: Choose the start button.

Step 2: Type cmd.

Step 3: Right click on cmd and select Run as an Administrator.

Step 4: Type Powershell in the window that opens and then press Enter.

Step 5: Copy and paste the following code in the command Prompt. Make sure there is no alteration in the code while you copy it. Connect with us at QuickBooks support for detailed guidance.

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