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 plagued with certain technical snags. In the recent times, many QuickBooks users have informed the professionals regarding QuickBooks desktop install errors. Installation errors have always been one of the major outfalls of this software. Intuit, the developer of QB considered the issues that the user were facing and introduced the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool and various other tools that could help the users in dealing with the install errors.

In today’s write-up, we will be discussing some tried and tested methods that could actually help the users in tackling the QuickBooks desktop installation errors. However, if you feel that fixing these errors is not your cup of tea, then leave all your worries on our 24/7 QuickBooks error support team and let them handle this for you. Give us a call at our toll-free number i.e. 1-800-761-1787, and let us fix all the annoying errors for you.

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List of QuickBooks desktop installation errors

If the user 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:

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.

Methods to fix the QuickBooks desktop install errors

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

Method 1: Downloading QuickBooks tool hub and use QuickBooks install diagnostic tool

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

  • The very initial step is to close QuickBooks
  • And then, download the QuickBooks tool hub file from the official intuit website. The user 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 the user is unable to spot the icon, the user needs 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, select the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool and let the tool run
Choose QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool - Screenshot
  • The user 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 2: Updating Windows

Updating windows can help the user in fixing the install error up to major extent. The steps involved in this process are:

  • The very first step is to review the 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, the user 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 the user wasn’t able to finish installing QuickBooks, then he/she would require to install QB desktop again.

If the user was able to install and open QuickBooks, he/she would not be troubled by the error anymore.

Method 3: Manually fixing the Windows components

In case the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool and the update didn’t fix the error, the user can repair specific windows components yourself. It should be noted that the user 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

Install or uninstall QuickBooks in Selective Startup - Screenshot

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

  • First of all, create a backup of the company file and also keep a copy of QuickBooks desktop product and license info
  • And then, start the system in selective startup mode
    • First of all, the user needs to press windows + R keys and then open run command
    • And then type in msconfig and then select OK button
    • Now, select 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
    • And then restart
  • Uninstall or install QuickBooks desktop
  • And then switch back to normal startup mode
    • Press windows + R keys together to open the Run box
    • And then type in msconfig and hit OK button
    • From the general tab, select the normal startup
    • And hit OK
    • Select restart

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Method 5: Closing QBW32.exe process

Close QBW32.exe process - Screenshot
  • Under this method, the user is supposed to right click the windows task bar and then select the option labeled as start task manager
  • After that click on the processes tab
  • Once done with that, the user can click to the image name header to sort it alphabetically
  • Followed by locating it and selecting as EXE
  • The last step is to click to the end process tab

Method 6: Perform clean installation of QuickBooks

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

  • The very first step is to download QuickBooks clean install tool.
  • After that, from the downloads click on QuickBooksCleanInstallUtility.exe file.
  • Followed by clicking on I Accept and choose the QuickBooks version you are using.
Clean Install Utility - Screenshot
  • The next step is to click on continue tab and then choose ok
  • At the end, the user needs to repair the QuickBooks files and folders and also reinstall the software

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Winding up!

Employing any of the above methods can be of great help in tackling the QuickBooks desktop installation errors. However, a situation might arise when none of the above method might work. In such a situation, need not to panic just give us a call at our helpline 1-800-761-1787, and our QuickBooks enterprise support experts and certified accounting professionals will handle the situation.

Our support team work round the clock to provide the best possible assistance to all users. Thus, do not hesitate in calling us anytime, we will be happy to help you.


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