Fix QuickBooks Desktop Update Errors [Critical Update Message]

by Sprink Davis Accounting and Bookkeeping

QuickBooks users have been experiencing a spate of update errors in QuickBooks. These include errors belonging to the series Error 15xxx, Error code 1603, QuickBooks Payroll update PS038, and a wide range of other error codes.  This article shall throw light on the different causes provoking the error, and the multiple solutions that can be resorted for permanent Fix QuickBooks Desktop Update Errors [Critical Update Message]. So, pay an attentive eye to the troubleshooting walkthrough.

Contributors to QuickBooks Critical Update Errors

The various causes of the QuickBooks Update Errors are:

        Multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop on the system.

        Conflicting program running during the update process.

        Incorrect date and time on the system.

        Incorrect settings of the Internet.

        Windows Firewall could be causing an obstruction to the update process.

        QuickBooks files getting damaged.


Updated approaches to resolve QuickBooks Desktop Update Errors

Fix the update errors using these methods:

Approach 1: Restore advanced Internet settings

        At first, you should open the internet web browser and then go to a random website to check the internet connection. If the website opens fine, you are good to move ahead.

        Now, run QuickBooks Desktop and then click on the Help tab.

        Following that, choose the Internet Connection Setup.

        Choose the option to allow the program to connect to the Internet.

        Now, make a move to the Advanced settings and opt for the default settings by clicking on the Restore Advanced Settings option.

        Now, hit on Ok and end the process by clicking on Done.


Approach 2: Fix Date and Time on the computer

        First, take a look at the bottom right corner of the taskbar to check the time and date.

        If the date and time are wrong, right-click on the tab and then hit on the option to Adjust Date/Time option.

        In this section, choose the right Time Zone and also change the date and time to the current.

        Hit on Apply to force the changes and then click on ok to exit the window.

        Lastly, open QuickBooks Desktop and try to download the updates again.


Approach 4: Configure QuickBooks Database Manager

        Press the Windows Start button to get started.

        Herein, search for "QuickBooks Database Server Manager" and double-click on its icon.

        Thereafter, make a move to the Port Monitor.

        Now, type in the port number for the version of QuickBooks Desktop on the system.


Approach 5: Configure the Firewall settings

        Initially, click on the Start button again, and therein, type "Firewall".

        Now, make a move to the Windows Firewall window.

        After that, go to the Advanced Settings.

        After that, choose the New Rule under Inbound Rules.

        Proceed ahead to click on Port, and then hit on Next.

        You then need to enable the TCP option within the Port tab.

        Next, choose the option for "Specific Local Ports," and then type in the correct port number for the QuickBooks version on the system.

        Choose "Allow the Connection" and then click on "Next."

        In the following window, provide the newly created rule a name.

        Repeat the steps stated above for the Outgoing rules as well.


Approach 5: Run QuickBooks as an Admin

Users should make sure that they start the update process after running QuickBooks as an administrator. For this, all that is required is right-clicking the QuickBooks icon and then opting for Run as Administrator option.


Approach 6: Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

        The first step requires downloading, installing and running the QuickBooks Tool Hub program.

        This tool is a haven of multiple functionalities. The user should choose the Installation Issues tab, and after that, hit on the option to run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool.

        Allow the tool to scan the accounting program and fix any issues confronted.

        Then, restart QuickBooks Desktop and try the update process again to double-check if the QuickBooks Critical Update Errors are dealt with.


Summing Up!

This article explained the multiple strategies that can help in the resolution of QuickBooks Critical update errors. For any technical assistance, just give our QuickBooks desktop error support experts a call at the helpline 1-800-615-2347.

You may also see: Solve Unrecoverable error in QuickBooks Desktop

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