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QuickBooks encountered an error while installing: Visual Studio 2005 has been installed successfully

A message appears during the installation of QuickBooks Desktop stating there was a problem installing. It displays Visual Studio 2005 has been installed successfully. It also gives a time stamp and the option to select Troubleshoot Error or Cancel. Selecting the cancel button closes the installation. Selecting Troubleshoot Error opens a directory for QuickBooks. Neither button will complete the installation.

This occurs when trying to install QuickBooks Pro or Premier with the same year version on one computer.

Detailed information

The same year of QuickBooks Pro or Premier cannot both be installed at the same time. Example: QuickBooks Pro 2016 and QuickBooks Premier 2016 cannot be installed on the same computer at the same time.

It is best to uninstall QuickBooks Pro since the Premier version has all the features of Pro.

  1. Exit the installation.
  2. Uninstall QuickBooks Pro (for the same year).
  3. Install QuickBooks Premier.
KB ID# INF21302
4/27/2017 11:37:05 AM
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