Learn how to resolve installation errors of QuickBooks desktop like a Pro:

QuickBooks has created a lot of buzz in the accounting industry and needs no special introduction. But one of the major drawbacks of this amazing software is that it is often beset with certain technical glitches. Many QB users have informed professionals regarding QuickBooks desktop install errors. These installation errors have always been one of the most significant issues of this software. Intuit, the company that developed this program, has analyzed the problems that you were confronted with and has introduced the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool and various other tools that could help the users in dealing with the installation problems.

In this segment, we’ll be discussing several tried and truly tested methods that can assist users in solving QuickBooks desktop installation issues. However, if you feel that resolving these errors isn’t your cup of tea, then leave all your worries on our 24/7 QuickBooks error support team and let them handle this for you.

List of QuickBooks desktop installation errors

If you runs into trouble while installing QuickBooks desktop, or while opening if after the installation, then do not worry we are here to help you. The list of errors that come under this category are:

Error 1402Error Code 1334Errors related to damaged MSXML and C++Error 1903
Error 1603Error 1712QuickBooks stopped working issuesError 1935
QuickBooks Error 1722QB Error 1618Error 1904Microsoft .NET Framework errors
QuickBooks crashingQuickBooks error 12029Error in verifying the subscriptionABS PDF driver errors

Well, if you are familiar with any of these errors and are facing any of them, then the below methods can be employed. So, without further ado, let us dive into the procedures.

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Methods to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Desktop Install Errors

Encountering these errors happen in a fraction of a second, but resolving them might take a few steps or methods. So, let us check out each of the methods one by one that you can employ to get rid of the annoying install errors.

Method 1: Updating Windows OS

Updating Windows can help you in fixing the installation error up to a major extent. The steps involved in this process are:

  • At first, review how to manually update sections of the Microsoft article and then update the version of Windows.
Update the Windows 10 (Check for updates) - Screenshot
  • After the update completes, it is supposed to restart the system.
  • And then, open QuickBooks and the company file, in case you were able to open the QuickBooks before the error was seen.
  • In case you weren’t able to finish installing QuickBooks, then you would require to install the QuickBooks desktop again.

If you were able to install and open QuickBooks, you would not be troubled by the error anymore.

Method 2: Downloading QuickBooks tool hub and use Install Diagnostic Tool

Earlier, the QuickBooks tool hub program was not in trend, and not many users are aware of it, but this can be a savior for these install errors. You can download and run the tool hub and can use the install diagnostic tool to get rid of the QuickBooks installation errors. The steps involved in this process are as follows:

  • Initially, you need to close QuickBooks.
  • And then, Download the QuickBooks tool hub file from the official Intuit website. You will have to save this file, where it can be accessed with much ease.
  • Followed by opening the file.
  • Now carry out the on-screen instructions to install and Agree to the Terms and conditions.
  • After the process ends, double-click the Icon.
QuickBooks Tool Hub - Logo

It should be noted that, if you are unable to spot the icon, you need to do a search in Windows for QuickBooks Tool hub and choose the program.

QuickBooks Tool Hub - Screenshot
  • And then select the Installation issues.
  • Now choose the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool and let the tool run.
Installation issues tab in tool hub program - Screenshot Image
  • You will have to have some patience, as the tool might take some time or can even take up to 20 minutes.
  • After the process ends, reboot the system.

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Method 3: Manually fixing the Windows components

In case the Install QuickBooks Diagnostic Tool and the update didn’t fix the error, you can repair specific Windows components yourself. It should be noted that you should carry out the below processes under the professional assistance.

  • Repairing or reinstalling Microsoft .NET framework.
Repair the installed Microsoft.net framework - Screenshot
  • Repairing Microsoft MSXML.

Method 4: Using selective startup mode to install QuickBooks desktop on safe mode

Install or uninstall QuickBooks in Selective Startup - Screenshot

In case none of the above methods worked, you are supposed to install QuickBooks in selective start mode i.e. safe mode, as it might fix the error up to a certain extent. The steps involved in this process are as follows:

  1. First of all, Create a backup of the company file and also keep a copy of QuickBooks desktop product and license info.
  2. And then, start the system in Selective startup mode.
    • First of all press Windows + R keys and then open Run command.
    • And then type in msconfig and then select OK button.
    • Now choose the Selective startup and Load system services.
    • Move to the Services tab and then choose Hide all Microsoft services.
    • Followed by selecting Disable all option.
    • Un-check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
    • And also, ensure that the Windows installer checkbox is selected.
    • Hit OK tab and then restart.
  3. Uninstall or install QuickBooks desktop
  4. And then switch back to Normal startup mode.
    • You need to press Windows + R keys together to open the Run box.
    • And then type in msconfig and hit the OK button.
    • From the general tab, you need to choose the Normal startup.
    • And hit OK button.
    • Finally, choose the restart option.

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Method 5: Closing QBW32.exe process

Close QBW32.exe process - Screenshot
  • Under this method, hit a right-click on the Windows taskbar and then select the option labeled as Start task manager.
  • After that hit a click on the Processes tab.
  • Once done with that, you can click on the Image name header to sort it alphabetically.
  • Followed by locating it and selecting EXE
  • Last step is to click on the End Process tab.

Method 6: Perform a clean installation of QuickBooks

In case the installation errors continue even after following the above methods, then you can perform a clean installation of the QuickBooks software. The steps to be followed in this process are as follows:

  • Initially, you need to download the QuickBooks clean install tool.
  • After that, from the downloads folder, hit a click on QuickBooksCleanInstallUtility.exe file.
  • Followed by clicking on I Accept and choose the QuickBooks version you are using.
Clean Install Utility - Screenshot
  • In the next step, hit a click on the Continue tab and then choose OK button.
  • At the end, you need to repair the QuickBooks files and folders and also reinstall the software.

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Method 7: Deleting or removing the temporary files and folders

The last method can be to delete or remove the temporary files and folders. The steps to be followed here are:

  • The first step is to click onto the Windows or Start icon.
  • And then in the type in field, the user needs to enter run command while pressing the Ctrl + R keys. And then tap on the Enter tab.
  • If the user is not admin, then the user needs to Admin password followed by clicking on all positive options.
  • And the run windows will appear.
  • The user is then required to type in the cleanmgr and tap on Enter in the run screen.
Type cleanmgr in Run box - Screenshot Image
  • Also, start the Disk cleanup to scan the system. This process will generate a report that will show the junk files size in the system.
Run disk cleanup - Screenshot
  • The next step is to select the files that are required to be deleted with a click on the checkbox. And hit on OK tab and reboot the system.

Winding up!

Implementing any of the above strategies can be of great assistance in dealing with QuickBooks desktop installation errors. However, a situation might arise when none of the above methods might work. If this happens, do not be concerned just give us a call at our helpline i.e., 1-800-761-1787, and our QuickBooks enterprise support experts will handle the issue. Our support team is available round the clock to provide the best possible assistance to all users. So, do not hesitate in calling us anytime, we will be happy to help you.

FAQs associated with QuickBooks Installation Errors

What can cause installation errors in QuickBooks?

The various causes of the install errors in QuickBooks are:
1. Not meeting the system requirements
2. Conflicting program running at the back end
3. Microsoft components may be damaged
4. Virus intrusion into the system.

Can QB installation errors be specific to certain operating systems?

Yes! these errors can be specific to specific OS. This is because the particular QuickBooks versions have specific requirements.

Can I install multiple versions of QuickBooks on the same computer?

Yes! You can install multiple QuickBooks desktop versions on a single computer system.


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