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QuickBooks Error 1612 – In this post, Quickinfy is going to discuss all the possible causes and troubleshooting steps to fix the QuickBooks Error 1612. QuickBooks is one of the most important accounting and finance tool in the industry. It is used in small and medium-sized businesses. Sometimes QuickBooks users face some errors. One of the common error faced by QuickBooks users is QuickBooks Error 1612.

What is QuickBooks Error 1612?

QuickBooks Error 1612 occurs when you are trying to do an update on your QuickBooks Desktop. The update stops itself with an error message appearing on the screen, which reads:

“Error 1612. The update installer is not accessible.”

This error can pop up at any point of the time and cannot be resolved. We will follow a step by step pattern to troubleshoot this issue.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 1612

  • Windows registry has invalid or unauthorized files
  • Virus attack
  • The computer did not shut down properly
  • Installation process or a specific application related to it is corrupted or faulty
  • The required installation files are deleted by mistake

Resolutions steps to fix QuickBooks Error 1612

Solution 1:

If the installation of the patch does not work, we will follow another method. Please follow:

  1. Resetting the Patch: You have to re-download the patch if it does not work once.
  2. You have to access the Share Download Folder option and turn it off and on one by one.
  3. To do so, you have to click on OFF and then click on Save
  4. Then you have to turn it back ON and click on Save.
  5. Once we are done with this step, you have to go back to the step 1 and retry it.
  6. If the steps mentioned above do not work, then you have to repair the installation through add/remove or Uninstall/change the control panel and go back to the step 1.

Solution 2:

  1. You have to Click the Start button.
  2. Click on command in the search box… DO NOT hit ENTER yet!
  3. While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, press ENTER.
  4. You will be instructed with a permission dialog box.
  5. Click on Yes.
  6. A black box will display with a blinking cursor.
  7. Type “sfc /scannow” and press ENTER.
  8. System File Checker will begin scanning for Error 1612 and other system file problems (be patient – the system scan may take a while).
  9. You have to Follow the on-screen instructions.

Solution 3:

Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

  1.  By clicking the Start button, Open Programs and Features
  2. Click Control Panel on the right side menu.
  3. Click Programs and then Click on Programs and Features.
  4. Locate the Windows Installer Error Code 1612-associated program (eg. Windows Installer) under the Name column.
  5. Click on the Windows Installer-associated entry.
  6. On the top menu ribbon, Click the Uninstall button
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 1612-associated program.

Instructions for Windows XP:

  1. By clicking the Start button, Open Programs and Features .
  2. Click Control Panel and then Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate Windows Installer Error Code 1612-associated program (eg. Windows Installer) under the list of Currently Installed Programs.
  4. Click on the Windows Installer-associated entry.
  5.  On the right side, Click the Remove button.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 1612-associated program.

Instructions for Windows 8:

  1. Place  the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to produce the Start Menu image.
  2. Right-Click to bring up the Start Context Menu.
  3. Click on Programs and Features.
  4. Browse  Windows Installer Error Code 1612-associated program (eg. Windows Installer) under the Name column.
  5. Click on the Windows Installer-associated entry.
  6. On the top menu ribbon, Click the Uninstall/Change .
  7. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 1612-associated program.

The steps provided above are simple and easy to follow to fix QuickBooks Error 1612. However, if you need further assistance with QuickBooks or related products, you can get in touch with our QuickBooks Technical Support Team. We are providing best Tech Support services around the globe

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