This article is part of our content on Setting up QuickBooks Desktop.
The errors listed below can occur if your Operating System is damaged or one of the core Microsoft components that QuickBooks Desktop uses is unstable or not functioning correctly.
You can download and run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool to fix a wide variety of error messages you may receive when installing QuickBooks Desktop such as:
QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool is designed to automatically diagnose and fix issues with Microsoft .NET Framework, C++, and MSXML.
Prior to performing any manual steps to resolve Microsoft component related issues, it is recommended to run the tool first, as it can decrease the time needed to resolve the issue.
Solution 1: Use the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool to resolve Microsoft .NET, MSXML, and C++ issues:
To use the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool:
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Solution 2: Try performing a Windows Update to install missing updates pertaining to .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++:
Solution 3: Fix problems with Microsoft components manually:
Solution 4: Try installing QuickBooks in Selective Startup:
If you still get an error when installing QuickBooks, or if you encounter errors while attempting any of these solutions, there may be a problem with your computer or your operating system. You should consult a trained IT professional for further help.