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Guide to Resolve the QuickBooks Errors 1601, 1603, and 1642

    QuickBooks is advanced accounting software that has been trusted by small and midsize businesses all over the world. It keeps upgrading its products which a user must install to get the advantage of new features. But while upgrading or installing such updates some errors may occur like 1601, 1603, and 1642. These QuickBooks errors are similar and occur due to the installation of the QuickBooks or update problem.

    • Error 1601:- when the windows installer does not get the Access.
    • Error 1603:- It’s getting a problem while installing the framework.
    • Error 1642:- This error occurs when you try to install the QuickBooks.
    QuickBooks Errors 1601, 1603, and 1642

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    Don’t worry as we will help you resolve these errors. But first, let us know its root causes due to which this error gets to happen.

    Reasons behind QuickBooks Errors 1601, 1603, and 1642

    • These errors mostly occur when you are having an infected file in your system.
    • It also occurs when you are having a QuickBooks corrupted or damaged file.
    • These errors can occur when you try to install the QuickBooks Desktop.
    • When all the files are locked.
    • You are using an old version of the Operating System.
    • Your system’s temporary folder may be full.
    • Power failure can be the reason for the system shutdown.

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    How you can resolve QuickBooks Errors 1601, 1603, and 1642  

    There are some of the methods using which you can rectify the above QuickBooks errors.  

    Method 1. Use the QuickBooks install tool

    First, you have to install the Quickbooks install tool file in your system. Due to this, we will try to resolve the problem. Now you have to run QuickBooks install tool file.

    Use the QuickBooks install tool

    When the diagnostic is completed, after that you have to reboot your system, so that the components are updated. 

    Step 1. Your system should be updated

    • To update the Operating System you have to click on the windows button.
    • Then you have to type the windows update on the search bar.
    •  Now you can check the update. 
    • And after the update is done then restart your system.

    Step 2. You have to delete the QuickBooks

    • First, you have to go to the command prompt by clicking the Windows button + R key and search there.
    • Now you have to search the control panel and go there.
    • Now you have to choose the program and features.
    • Now go to QuickBooks and right-click on it, then it will show the uninstall option, then click on it.
    • To uninstall the QuickBooks you have to follow the prompt.

    Step 3. Change the name and the installation of the folder 

    You can change the folder name manually, with the help of the clean install tool.

    Step 4. Reinstall the QuickBooks 

    You can download the QuickBooks from the intuits official website and install it.

    Method 2. Try to reinstall the framework

    It is used to integrate with internet applications. If the .net framework is damaged then you have to follow these steps.

    • First you have to press the Windows +R Button it will open the command prompt.
    • Then you have to type the control panel and press the enter
    • Now click on the program and feature option
    • Now you will get all the list of programs
    • Now you have to uninstall all the Microsoft MSXML & C++ components.
    • When all the components have been uninstalled, restart your system.
    • Now you have to install all the components which have been uninstalled from the Microsoft website.

    Method 3. Fix to repair MSXML4.0

    • First, you have to choose which installation type you want, then you have to select the CD for that installation.
    • Now you have to insert the CD into your system. If the close button appears on the screen then close it.
    • Now you just have to follow the instruction which has been given below

    For Windows Vista

    • First, you have to select the windows button and then go to the start button 
    • Now you have to add the msiexec.exe /forum “D:\QBOOKS\ in the given field. If the CD path is having a different path letter then you have to replace it with the D.

    For Windows XP 

    • First, you have to select the windows button and then go to the start button 
    • Now you have to add the msiexec.exe /forum “D:\QBOOKS\ and after that, you can open it while clicking the OK button.

    Method 4. QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

    You can use the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool when you get the error while downloading a QuickBooks. To know how to use QuickBooks File Doctor Tool follow the given steps.

    • While using a QuickBooks File Doctor Tool you can resolve the corruption file.
    • Those updates are ready for the Windows operating system. You have to download all that update.
    • Those updates are ready for the Windows Driver,  install them also.
    • You can manually restore the .net framework, and try to resolve the issues.


    In the above article, we have discussed the QuickBooks errors like 1601, 1603,1642, and some of the methods using which you can easily resolve those errors. But in case you find any difficulty in the errors, then you can contact our QuickBooks ProAdvisor Expert. They will help you and give you the best solution regarding your concern.

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