How to Activate Your Copy of Free Tally.ERP 9

How can you activate Free Tally.ERP 9?  Tally India is one of India’s pioneer software company who has worked hard for protecting its software from piracy. Ever since Tally 5.4, its investment and toil in protecting its software has increased. Right from hardware dongle to now soft lock version, they have passed through various stages of development of anti piracy mechanism.

Tally has been quite successful in its endeavor. Thats why installation and activation of Tally.ERP 9 is one of the trickiest job for a novice. Now a days Tally licensing process is one of the most protected and successful licensing system.

This is neither a crack or a hack of Tally Software. It is a legitimate trial offer of Tally of its software for free for a period of 3 months. After that it would again become educational and it is users discretion whether he wants to quit, buy or rent the software. Here is the process to activate.

Before Tally activation

You need to ensure following things before activating your Tally.ERP9 license:

  1. Check if your PC is in good condition i.e. if you are facing some problems related to virus or planing to do formatting etc. within three months then do it now because once you format, all configuration would be lost and you would not be able to activate the license.
  2. Internet connection on PC (at least for some time )
  3. A valid email address. If you don’t have one then make a fresh one.

Tally Activation process

Tally Activate License Screen

Go to Tally’s site and download the latest version of software. At present release 1.52 build 242 is available which is a 17 mb file. Install by double click and when you would open, you would reach at the activation screen.

Choose the first option of Activate license. You can press Alt+A. You would get activate license screen. Go to the third option Activation of Promotional Rental License. You can also press Alt + P for that.

Tally activate license

Here you have to enter your promotional code. That code is provided by tally. You can copy paste this code and enter in Tally.ERP9 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+V.

Now enter your email id and then repeat it again. Be care full while entering your email as Tally would send you an unlock key on your email address, so it must me typed correct. If there is any error in email address then unlock key would be sent to wrong address and you don’t have chance to correct this email address. Press enter and Tally.ERP9 would send the information on net. Now Tally would ask for unlock key.

Open your email account, copy the unlock key and paste in Tally using Ctrl+Alt+V. Press enter and your copy of Tally.ERP is activated. In case of any help you can send mail directly through Tally.

Note: This is a limited time promotion only.

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This is a guest article by Shailendra S Yadav of who provides free help on Tally software. 


  1. Chris Peterson says:

    You have made me easy to re install Tally.ERP 9. Actually I was getting problems in Tally.ERP 9, the problem is having problem of vat report, service tax report ,tds report, excise for manufacturer reports, also there are connectivity issue for .net user , there are many issue remain same which tally ignore from years like after split the company you cannot reconcile last year chq, and also i want a solutions for this problem also like i sold a laptop to a customer but customer want to upgrade the ram of laptop so i make a credit note for that customer and select sale bill during credit note entry, now customer ledger is showing right balance but stock qty showing 1pcs with zero value”

    I’ve to follow your tips.

  2. Raj P says:

    Tally.ERP 9 software is very popular now a days specially very useful from small and medium businesses to access the power of ERP software. I really like the product.

  3. Anurag says:

    Thnx alot, it worked

  4. Hasmukh says:

    i have done the process, and it is valid till dt. 01-08-10, but i can enter voucher in advance that is today 03-05-10, for voucher date 15-08-10 or any after date 01-08-10.
    We can get all reports and statutory in this software tally.erp 9 release 1.61

  5. harmeet singh says:

    in my tally ERP it’s not showing “Activation of Promotional Rental License”

  6. harmeet singh says:

    how to activate tally erp in win 7
    please help

  7. vinay says:

    how to activation without key

  8. sunny says:

    pls we want tally pirated version,tally.erp9 rel 1.61.

  9. Sujoy says:

    please send me the activation key for tally erp9

  10. Shailendra says:

    Please restart the process and let me know the errors faced. You can mail me the hurdles faced.

  11. Raghu says:

    Pls tell me tally erp 9 Activition key and code

  12. Bharat Baldania says:

    I have used tally promotional version for 3 months. but now i just want to reactivate the license. Pls help me.

  13. vishniti says:

    hi i need to activate promo code license

  14. parakh says:

    I wanted to know that it is showing:
    License Validity:

    License is Valid till: ‘05-Feb-2011’

    This is a limited period rental license. Ensure that you renew this before expiry to experience uninterrupted use of Tally.ERP 9.
    how will i renew it???

  15. Anurag Bhasin says:

    I have TELLY ERP -9 in my desk top computer, which i use for my billing and accounting etc. I take back up in my lap top where i have TELLY ERP – 9 running on educational mode. Kindly tell me how can i run this also like my desk top version?

    • RINA JAISWAL says:

      i have installed TELLY ERP – 9 of educational mode in my desktop computer but its not running,Kindly tell me how can i run this?

  16. Govind Poddar says:

    how to activation without key

    • Shailendra says:

      It is not possible to activate without key.
      This facility is also closing on Dec 1st 2010. For those who have activated check what is the next step.

  17. sandhya says:

    i cant post vouchers other than 1-4-10 date. the system is not accepting any other dates

  18. Govind says:

    I want CD Key for Tally Erp 9 Version

  19. DIPAJYOTI says:

    tally erp 9 release 2.1 is not working with your given procedure. please help me

  20. didla says:

    how to activate the tally

  21. shailendra says:

    how can i reactivate of my licence,my licence is ending on 28 april 2011

  22. manthan says:

    I used tally with promotional code but it expired.
    now tally cant allow to use any promotional codes.
    help me how to reactive promotional code?

  23. Narendra says:


    can any one suggest me from where i can download new tally erp 9 educational version.

  24. abeedbasha says:

    First of all thanks alot for the valuable information on free activation of Tally ERP9 up to 3 months. But my doubt is how should I can reactivate after 3 months. Could you please tell me the procedure. Great thanks once again for sharing of the information.

  25. JAYESH says:

    This is worked fine but what needs to be done after the expiry of the promotional offer?

  26. ASHISH says:


  27. Satyendra Singh says:

    Dear sir,
    can u tell me how to:
    1. change vat rates in my tally. my tally is not original.
    2. get all features activated in this tally.

  28. Arun says:

    I have downloaded tally 9 ERP release 3.1 set up from tally solution, i want to use tally but not able to do when going for activation of ask for serial no /promotional code, how to get it.
    please help me.

  29. Farzina Sahin says:

    Tally is a complete product that keep hold of its unique features yet offers complete business functionality such as Accounting, Finance, Inventory, Sales, Purchase, Point of Sales, Manufacturing, Costing, Job Costing, Payroll and Branch Management along with potentials like Statutory Processes, excise and many more things .

  30. Shabas says:

    I need tally activation patch for version Tally ERP 9.2 its urgent i u have plz mail me

  31. ut_bhai says:

    please help. it says “please login as administrator” what should i do. i cant get into the first step, amd please reply on my id

  32. Naman says:

    Hi i have done as you said, but bymistakely i typed in wrong email add, after which error code is coming as you said. I un-installed the program downloaded a new one from tally website and then did the same thing but still error shows, liscense is already activated. Kindly help on urgent basis how do I do it. OR else is it possible to use tally.erp 3.1 in any tally 9 lower verision.

  33. Franklin says:

    May Kindly suggest me how can I apply Free Tally.ERP9

  34. suresh says:

    I have activated & worked for 3 months but after 3 months it has been converted into educational & then after I had formatted the harddisk i.e C:\ drive and again using but not working saying in message that you cannot use rental serial number on this machine.
    how to resolve this case

  35. Sanjay says:

    Please send me tally erp 9 3.6 activation key. thanks

  36. gita k bendre says:

    pls tell me how to install tally erp9 version on my pc

  37. jaishreeram says:

    Please send me tally erp 9 3.6 activation key. thanks

  38. arnab says:

    pls send me tally9.0 key

  39. avinash says:

    I want activate Install Tally.ERP 9 Release 1.1 Build 189.

  40. kaushik says:

    Hello guys, anyone kindly help me out to register Tally ERP9

  41. sukhvir sharma says:

    tally showes error code 6627.

  42. jadhav says:

    pls i need Tally erp9 activation key send my email id

  43. Sudarshan.D says:

    how can i activate tally.erp9 4.7 version. please guide me to the activation steps

  44. Ravi swarnkar says:


    please send me tally erp9 release 3.2 or 4.8 activationkey or serial key


    • Ashutosh Acharya says:

      I want to work with Tally ERP 9 latest version 5.3.5 how can I activate it. plz. share the process in detail. you can share at my mail ID too i.e.

  45. sunil kumar sinha says:

    plz send anybody tally erp 1.1 serial and activation key in my email id

  46. sam says:

    plz give promotional code & activation key. plz sir. plz

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