Learn how to repair and uninstall your QuickBooks Desktop for Windows:

Every year, Intuit the developer of QuickBooks rolls in with new and upgraded version of QuickBooks that adds to the ease of accounting. Same goes with the QuickBooks desktop 2022. This is latest release by Intuit and it is a subscription-based model that has a lot to offer. Having said that, this version of QuickBooks might also be accompanied by some sort of setbacks. Getting a repair message with QuickBooks desktop 2022 is a prevailing glitch reported by many. In such a situation, opting for next tab to begin the repair process is suggested and also it is recommended to complete process by hitting finish.

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Avoiding these steps would land you into a warning message that would talk about missing installation files. If you chanced upon similar hitch, then scrutinizing this write-up will surely be of some assistance to you. You can further interact with our tech wizards using our support line i.e., 1-800-761-1787.

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Steps to be performed to repair QuickBooks desktop 2022

Before heading forward with any of the steps and procedures, it is very much essential to note that only a windows admin can repair QuickBooks desktop. When you perform the steps to repair QuickBooks, it basically resets QuickBooks desktop 2022 to its default installation state without any added updates that arose later. In the event of automatic updates being turned on, QuickBooks accounting software will reinstall current updates. Otherwise, you would have to start the updates manually.

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  • You would then have to reboot QuickBooks when the download process ends.

Is there any need to uninstall the current or previous version of QuickBooks?

This is one of the basic questions that needs to be answered, before heading forward. 64-bit systems have been in the market for a while now, and they definitely work smoothly with the 32- bit versions of QuickBooks. Regardless of this, you might be stuck on a question in context to running previous versions along with QuickBooks desktop 2022. The answer to this query of yours is that you can still install multiple QuickBooks desktop versions on one computer. It is possible to install Enterprise 2.0 and either QuickBooks pro or premier 2022. On the contrary, if you wish to uninstall QuickBooks desktop 2022, then things might get a little tricky and keep the earlier version or the other way around.

To understand it better, let us take an example. A user might have a 32-bit version of QuickBooks and then choose to uninstall 64-bit QuickBooks desktop, then some of the files might be affected.

In the event of having a 32-bit version of QuickBooks desktop and need to uninstall QuickBooks desktop 2022

Well, herein when the uninstall process ends, you would be asked to repair the older QuickBooks version. Furthermore, go for the finish option and let the uninstaller complete the repair of the 32-bit version of QuickBooks. A warning here is that do not cancel the repair or the next time when you will open QuickBooks, you might get a waring message about missing installation files.

The point to be noted here is that if you have automatic updates turned off, then you will have to manually update after the repair.

Just in case you keep QuickBooks desktop 2022 and eliminate a previous 32 bit version of QuickBooks desktop.

  • Once you are able to uninstall the older QuickBooks version, then you should open QuickBooks desktop 2022.
  • You would then have to repair QuickBooks and also go for continue tab to proceed with the QuickBooks desktop 2022 repair.

One of the most important point to note here is that if you have automatic updates turned off, then you would have to manually update after the repair.

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Read also: How to access QuickBooks automated password reset tool?

For technical help

The process to repair or uninstall QuickBooks desktop ends over here and we believe that the information discussed in above would be of great assistance in successfully performing the steps. For any queries related to the same, do not hesitate in connecting with our 24/7 QuickBooks technical support professionals using our support line i.e., 1-800-761-1787.


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