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Fix QuickBooks Install Error 1712- Causes and Solutions [2023]

QuickBooks installation error 1712

QuickBooks Install Error 1712 appears on the screen when QB users try to install QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.

Users may not be able to use the QuickBooks Application due to QuickBooks Install Error 1712. This error can be caused by a variety of issues including insufficient permissions and application file damage. The error message that pop-up on the screen is:

We're sorry! Something went wrong with your installation.
Error 1712. One or more of the files required to restore your computer to its previous state could not be found. Restoration will not be possible.
QuickBooks Install Error 1712 error message

Are you facing QuickBooks Install Error 1712 while installing QB? Reach out to an expert at +1-(855)-955-1942 and they will provide you with the necessary guidance.

Problems with your apps, such as insufficient permissions or an outdated operating system, can cause QuickBooks error 1712. We have mentioned solutions according to their causes:

Cause 1: Outdated Windows Operating System

If the operating system does not meet the minimum specification requirements for QB, users will get error 1712 when installing QuickBooks. Fix this by updating your windows to the latest updates. 

Solution: Update Windows

Windows gets security patches and is made ready for the newer applications with every update. You can fix QuickBooks update error 1712 by updating windows:

  • Tap on the start button.
  • Go to settings and choose Update and Security.
  • Now click on windows update.
  • Windows will start checking if there are any updates available for your device.

NOTE: You need to have an internet connection to check for updates and then download it.

  • Click on Download if there are any updates available. 
  • Your system will start installing the updates automatically after downloading them. 

Cause 2: Files Required to Complete Installation are Already in Use

Certain resources are required to complete the installation process of an application. QuickBooks installation error 1712 may arise if specific QB processes are already in use while running in the background. 

Solution: From Task Manager, Stop the Background Process

End all the background processes to allow QuickBooks to access all of the resources it needs for installation. It is beneficial to fix QuickBooks desktop error 1712:

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard simultaneously.
Process to end the Background Processes
  • Choose the Start Task Manager option from the list.
  • Now, click on the Process tab. 
  • Browse QuickBooks processes and then right-click on it.
  • Then click the End Processes option and close the Task Manager window.
  • Now, restart your system and try to install QB once again.

Cause 3: Downloaded File is Damaged

The .exe file you downloaded is the most essential file for completing the installation process. QuickBooks Install Error 1712 may appear on your system if there is damage to that file.

Solution: Run Quick Fix My Program

Quick Fix my Program tool can help you repair certain damages in your file. It is available in the QuickBooks tool hub. Earlier users had to download the stand-alone version of QuickBooks Tool Hub, but the newer versions can find it as an inbuilt feature within the QB application itself. Follow these steps to run Quick Fix my Program:

  • Run QuickBooks Tools Hub and choose Program Problems.
  • Tap on Quick Fix my Program.
Click to run quick fix my program
Fix QuickBooks update error 1712
  • Now, try installing QuickBooks again. 

Cause 4: User Profile Does Not Have Required Permissions

Admin rights are required to install an application. If you are not logged in with the Admin account, QuickBooks enterprise error 1712 may appear during the installation process. To finish the procedure, you must grant admin rights to programs like Database Server Manager.

Solution: Give Admin Rights to QuickBooks Programs

If the profile you are using does not have admin rights, you either need to log in from an admin account or create a new user with admin rights. Then, you need to give admin permissions to QB programs.

Execute the given process to do so:

  • Tap on the Windows Start button.
  • Go to the control panel and choose User Accounts.
  • Look for QBDataServiceUserXX for your version of QBD. Find QBDataServiceUser30 in QuickBooks Desktop 2020 and QBDataServiceUser29 for the 2019 version. For each version, the number decreases.
  • Tap on Change the account type and choose Administrator. Then click on the Change Account type option.
  • Click on Apply to save all the changes. 
  • Repeat these steps for every QB Database Server Manager you are using.

Cause 5: Windows Installer is Blocking the Installation Process 

Certain windows programs can also block the installation process. It can directly lead to QuickBooks error 1712. It can be due to registry errors or damage in your windows file.

When you’re having trouble installing or uninstalling programs, the Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter can help you automatically fix the problem. It also fixes registry keys that have been corrupted. Go to this website to download the windows install and uninstall troubleshooting.

That concludes our discussion on QuickBooks Install Error 1712. We hope you now know how to resolve the installation issue. If the problem persists after you’ve tried the troubleshooting procedures listed above, seek help from our professionals at QuickBooks Data Service Solutions helpline number +1-(855)-955-1942.

1. Does the QuickBooks Install Error 1712 also caused due to the firewall or antivirus installed on the system?

Yes, the install error 1712 in QuickBooks can also be caused due to the firewall or antivirus installed on the system. As these have settings that sometimes block the QuickBooks files as suspicious or threat activities.

2. How to fix the QuickBooks install error 1712?

You can use various tools integrated with the QuickBooks Tools hub like QB install Diagnostic tool, QB Quick Fix my Program, and others to fix the install error 1712 in QuickBooks. The other methods to fix the issue are given in the blog above.

3. Whom do I contact if I get stuck with QB install error 1712?

You can contact the QB support team of Data Service solution if you ever get stuck with the QB install error 1712. Call toll-free number +1-(855)-955-1942 to get connected.

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Lily Evans

Lily Evans is a Certified Accountant with Expertise in QuickBooks, Sage and Quicken Accounting Software. Lily has been working with Data Service Solutions for the last 3 years as a QuickBooks Expert and is Helping Accounting software users with their day to day accounting tasks and issues.

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