Learn how to fix any errors you see when you install QuickBooks Desktop.
If you run into trouble installing QuickBooks Desktop, or opening it after you install, we’re here to help. Follow the steps in this article for these errors and issues:
The QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool automatically fixes most install-related errors. Run the tool, a Windows update, and then reinstall QuickBooks.
Updates prevent and often fix install errors and more. To update:
If you can install and open it, everything is fixed. If you continue to see issues, move on to Solution 2.
If QBInstall and the update didn’t fix the error, you can repair specific Windows components yourself.
However, you should only do these troubleshooting steps you’re an IT professional, confident Windows user, or working with the experts from Microsoft support.
If you can install and open QuickBooks, you’re good to go. If you still see problems, move on to Solution 3.
To get around third-party apps that may block the install, like antivirus and antispyware programs, install QuickBooks while in Selective Startup (Safe Mode).
If you’re still having issues, we recommend reaching out to an IT professional. These errors indicate there may be a general issue with Windows.
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