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Error: "Invalid Company File Code" when activating Payroll


If you encounter an 'Invalid Company File Code' error when activating your Payroll software, you can fix this by downloading and running a register.bat file, restarting your computer. You will then be able to activate Payroll.


To download and run the register.bat file
  1. Close Payroll.
  2. To determine whether you're using a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows, simultaneously press the Windows and Pause keys on your keyboard.
    Alternatively, click
    Start > Settings > System > About.
    The displayed window will tell you whether your Windows version is 32- or 64-bit.

  3. Right-click the appropriate file and save it to your Desktop.

    • If your Windows version is 32-bit, use the register32.bat file.

    • If your Windows version is 64-bit, use the register64.bat file.

  4. Right-click the downloaded file and choose Run as administrator.
  5. At the prompt, press any key to continue.

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  6. When the process is finished, close the two open windows.

  7. Restart your computer. You will be able to now successfully activate Payroll.



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