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Error: MSI Returned 1603, installing QuickBooks

When you install QuickBooks, the following error is displayed: 

  • MSI returned 1603: Fatal error during installation.

When you install QuickBooks, the following error is displayed:

An error occurred during the installation of assembly component...
Why this is happening

Part of the QuickBooks installation process is to install MSXML 4. If MSXML 4 is damaged, you will receive the error:

MSI Returns 1603
How to fix it

Intuit recommends three solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all three to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order presented here.

Important: These troubleshooting steps may help resolve your issue. They focus on the Windows operating system, which is not an Intuit product. Intuit recommends if you are not comfortable doing these steps on your own, you can find expert assistance by consulting your computer's manufacturer or a Windows expert. If the difficulty persists after performing these steps, contact your computer's manufacturer or Microsoft.

 

If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

KB ID# SLN41780
11/27/2014 6:56:29 PM
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