Having issues with the installation of QuickBooks Desktop? Sometimes QB users may see very common problems at the time they try to install QuickBooks desktop software. These errors may occur in QuickBooks for windows as well as Mac. When this error happens, the program doesn’t start or errors repeatedly appear when clicking on QB files or a company icon. The installation errors can create countable nuisances and prevents QB files to open the whole program in windows or in Mac systems. However, you can simply resolve these errors by rebooting your computer system once.
Here in this article, we will discuss some competent techniques to fix these QuickBooks desktop 2018 installation errors. however, you can also take assistance from our QuickBooks team to save your valuable time and efforts.
What may be the reasons for QuickBooks installation errors?
There might be one or more of the following reasons to trigger the QuickBooks error:
This error may occur if you open QuickBooks multiple times. If you double-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon repeatedly, it would prevent your QB company file from opening successfully
It may be caused due to an incorrect way that you undertake to open a particular file type
The problem may be with reports and other windows within the file
The installation error may also occur if you employ any improper version of QuickBooks to open the company file, folder, compressed or encrypted file
Improper file name and extension, or data corruption may also trigger this issue
Fixation of QuickBooks Desktop Installation Errors
These are the steps to solve the installation errors for Windows and Mac. You need to follow each and every step in order to resolve QuickBooks installation errors i.e (Error 1603, Error 1935, Error 1904, or Error 1402)
Method 1: Close QBW32.exe process
First of all, Go to the windows taskbar, do a right-click and select “Start Task Manager“
Click on the “Processes” tab
Sort alphabetically by clicking on the “Image Name header“
Select “EXE“ file
Click on the “End Process**“**
Method 2: Suppress the QuickBooks application
Right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon, press and hold the “Ctrl key**“** on the keyboard and select “Open“.
Open the “company file**“**.
Method 3: Restart your computer
QuickBooks installation error and many other QuickBooks and windows errors may disappear just by restarting your system.
Restarting the PC means that all your software will open up fresh.
After you restart your computer, try to open QuickBooks by clicking on the icon.
Restarting the computer also resets the wrong changes made by you during your last session.
Method 4: Re-register QuickBooks software related components in Windows
Re-registering QB-related components in Windows is another dependable way of getting rid of installation error.
You can re-register components like “.DLL and .OCX files**“** in MS Windows.
Also, run the “reboot.bat**“** file.
Method 5: Repair your QuickBooks installation
You can replace all faulty installation files of QuickBooks by running a software repair on your QuickBooks Installation.
Method 6: Perform a clean installation
If the issue persists even after performing all the solutions mentioned above, you can perform a clean installation of QuickBooks.
It will reinstall all the installation files during current folders however, those files will remain intact within the same default folder location.
Method 7: Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool
This tool is designed to automatically identify and fix installation errors. With the help of this tool you can resolve QuickBooks Error 1603, Error 1935, Error 1904, Error 1402, Errors relating to damaged Microsoft .NET Framework, Errors relating to damaged MSXML and C++, Problems opening QuickBooks Desktop, such as QuickBooks has Stopped working or Unrecoverable errors.
Firstly Download QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool. (Note: You can download this tool from here: https://dlm2.download.intuit.com/akdlm/SBD/QuickBooks/QBPDF/QuickBooksDesktopInstallDiagnosticTool.exe)
After that open the downloads folder and search the QB Install Diagnostic file
Now double click on qb_install-tool.exe once you got it to run the file
Once the process is done, restart your system
Method 8: Verify & Rebuild Data File (For Mac Users Only)
Now, let us discuss the update error with MacBook Pro. There is one resolution of MAC installation issues which is to verify and rebuild the data file of the system. However, if this does not solve the issue it is recommended to follow the instruction listed below:
Firstly Open your Macbook Pro
After that go to the file -> select as utility -> verify your data. (If no problems get detected)
Click on to the End & then Restart it
Finally, Restart your Macbook Pro
I hope you found this article helpful to resolve the most common installation errors in QuickBooks Desktop for Windows and Mac. If you are still getting an error when installing QuickBooks, you can contact our QuickBooks installation support team