(Solved) QuickBooks Printer Not Activated Error 20 - How to Fix?

QuickBooks error code 20- Printer not activated is one of the most commonly encountered errors. This kind of error is seen when the user tries to upgrade his/her operating system to windows 10 or 7. As a consequence of this error, the user often faces issue in printing or sending invoices and pay slips that direct to the further issues for the users. If you are also facing any such error, then going through this blog post will help you tackle this issue on your own with much ease.

However, if you are seeking expert assistance, then simply get in touch with our 24X7 QuickBooks enterprise support team via our toll-free number .i.e. +1(800)969-7370, and our team will guide you the way out through the error code 20.

What causes QuickBooks error code 20?

  • QuickBooks version not compatible with Windows OS that you are using.
  • Windows has registry errors.
  • Also, incomplete or corrupt installation of QuickBooks.
  • Non-supported printer drivers.
  • Also if the application key is not up to date.


Fix QuickBooks Error Code 20 – Printer Not Activated


You can Fix this error by manually updating the registry key


Option 1: Grant Permission by using registry editor

  • First of all, the user is required to open registry editor.
  • After that, enter the regedit, after hitting the start key.
  • The next step is to right click the regedit and then select the run as admin option.
  • Check whether you can access registry editor now or not.
  • Now the user is required to select the permission option after right clicking the software folder.
  • And then, verify that the user has the whole control of the table.
  • And lastly, click on OK.


Option 2: Only applicable for Windows 10 users, grant permission by using the Power Sheet Script

  • Firstly, hit start.
  • Then, type in cmd.
  • After that select Run as admin.
  • And then type in powershell in the command prompt.
  • The next step is to click on enter button.
  • And after that copy and paste the code given below:


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);”


Following these steps will help the users to fix the QuickBooks printer not activated error 20. However, a situation might arise when none of errors would work, then in that case the best option is to speak to an expert with renowned experience and expertise, and let him handle the situation for you.

You can also make a call at our toll-free number +1(800)969-7370, and discuss the issue with our QuickBooks support team. Our team will provide you with the best possible guidance in no time.

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