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QuickBooks Point of Sale is a platform or program that helps business to follow sales, customers, and inventory quickly and effectively in order to save time. This software has two versions: basic version and pro version.This software follows the customer’s data and exhibits a variety of features in order to improve customer experience that will help to escalate more sales.

These features comprise of tracking of past business purchases so to get an idea of what brands and products they prefer to buy. One of the error found while opening QuickBooks Point of sale is “Error 1706 – No valid source could be found when opening Point of Sale.”

What is error 1706?

Error 1706 is a result of receiving an error from Microsoft windows while trying to an attempt installation from removable media such as CD or DVD. This error indicated that there is some issue in Point of Sale installation.

When the user turns on the system to start Pos the error occurs giving an error message “No valid source could be found when opening Point of Sale”. When the error occurs it affects the workflow of the businesses instantly.

Causes of Error 1706 – No Valid Source could be found when Opening Point of Sale

  • Damaged in the Sale of Point installation
  • Beta version of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on the computer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework improperly installed

Troubleshooting steps for Error 1706

Solution 1: Download, install and run the Microsoft Fixit/System File Checker tool

  • Download the System File Checker tool (SFC) and install it by using the /scan now option.
  • This will try to repair all Windows operating system files comprising of Microsoft .NET Framework.

Solution 2: Reinstall the Point of Sale software

You need to Uninstall and re-install Point of Sale to resolve these errors.

Solution 3: Update QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop to the latest release

  • Go to the Product updates page on your system.
  • Ensure Point of Sale is selected as your product.
  • Go through the instructions to install a Manual update.
  • Reboot the system once it is updated.

Finally, we now know about different methods that can be used in order to fix errors. We have introduced all the working method which can help you fix the error 1706. Hope you have got the issue resolved by using this guide.

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