We have been discussing QuickBooks errors customer support for quite some time now and analyzed that it’s a mutual stand between the Operating System and QuickBooks Software. Anyone of then becomes unstable or have issues then QuickBooks software throws error. Here again we are discussing QuickBooks error code: 1601, 1603, 1642 which occurs while updating QuickBooks, QuickBooks Payroll updateor while installing/re-installing QuickBooks.
QuickBooks Error: 1601, 1603, 1642
Why QuickBooks Error 1601, 1603, 1642
As we have discussed in previous QuickBooks Error articles, QuickBooks Software needs windows as base platform. While Installing/Re-installing or updating QuickBooks the most important component used from windows platform is Windows Installer. If due to any fact / reason Windows Installer is not accessible, may be network rights issue or Windows Installer got corrupteddue to malicious activity in Operating System, this leads to QuickBooks Error 1601.
QuickBooks Error 1603 occurs when the Microsoft .Net framework (an essential component of Operating System) installed on the computer is the older version as required by QuickBooks version, e.g. .Net framework version 3.5 is enabled on the system but required is .Net framework 3.5 SP1, 4.5 or may be 4.7 or higher.
QuickBooks Error 1642 appears while installing Microsoft .Net framework as a part of QuickBooks Installation/Re-installation. This can happen due to faulty or corrupt installation file of .Net framework version or associate components like MSXML or C++ Libraries have some missing files or updates.
Fixing QuickBooks Error 1601, 1603, 1642
First step to fix these issues is to download QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool. This tool is very effective and efficient while troubleshooting errors related to MSXML, C++ Libraries and Microsoft .Net framework, as it checks and fix the compatibility issues and does the basic fixes to the Operating System as per the requirement of QuickBooks Version. QuickBooks install Diagnostic Tool is the first recommendation before going for manual troubleshooting of windows components. Download this tool on the desktop and once download is complete, Double click to Run the program QuickBooks Desktop Install Diagnostic Tool.exe. This is process will take time up to 20-30 min as per the performance of the processor and internet speed. After completion of the process, Restart the computer and then run the updates for windows components.
If you Still face issues of same errors, then click on windows logo button and in Search Bar type Windows Update. Open Windows Update screen and click Check for updates. It will update windows to latest release. Try working on QuickBooks Updates and ensure smooth and uninterrupted Bookkeeping experience.