QuickBooks has detected that you do not have a previously registered version installed

Legacy KB ID: 469

Question

When installing QuickBooks 2002 you get an error “QuickBooks has detected that you do not have a previously registered version installed”.

Answer

Go into your Registry and remove the version 7.0 licence key (Please be extra careful when in the registry as deleting or changing the wrong keys can damage your installations. Quicken does not take any responsibility for any user errors on the following steps). 1. Goto Start || Run || 2. Type in regedit and press OK 3. In the registry editor window that appears you will see some HKEY_? Folders. a. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (more folders will appear underneath ) b. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named SOFTWARE (more folders will appear underneath ) c. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named INTUIT (more folders will appear underneath ) d. Click once with your left mouse button on the folder called “Quickbooksregistration”. e. Click once with your left mouse button on the folder called “7.0” and hit the “Delete” key on your keyboard. (You will get a message asking you if you are “Sure you want to delete this key and all it’s subkeys”. Click YES). Once this is complete, you should now be able to install QuickBooks 2002 successfully.

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