When installing updates for QuickBooks Desktop the following error occurs:
Error 1901 trying to read from the source installation data base -
This error is generated by the Windows Installer program and can occur for one of multiple reasons:
Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all of them to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.
Enable the UAC (User Account Control) in Windows. If the issue still persist, please proceed to solution 2.
Note: You should be logged in as the Windows Administrator in order to perform this task
By creating a new Windows Admin user, you are checking if the issue lies within the standard or current Windows user profile. If the issue persist, please proceed to solution 3.
Download, install and run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool. If the issue persists, please proceed to solution 4.
By performing clean installation of QuickBooks Desktop, you are reinstalling all QuickBooks Desktop components and its installation files into a brand new folder but still the same default folder location.