Know how to fix the QuickBooks Update error 1603!

by Jessie Jameson QuickBooks Customer Service

Error code 1603 occurs when QuickBooks needs some component to run but they’re inaccessible because of Windows or QuickBooks backend broken or corrupted files problems.


Reasons behind the QuickBooks Update error 1603

·        An issue with the Microsoft .NET Framework

·        Microsoft C++ and MSXML files are damaged

·        There is an issue with the Windows

·        QuickBooks has not been installed properly


Ways to Fix the QuickBooks Update error 1603

We will be sharing some steps that you can use to get rid of the QuickBooks Update error 1603.


Step 1- Download and install the QB Tools Hub

·        Ensure to close the QuickBooks desktop first

·        Download the QuickBooks Tools Hub and go to your download by pressing CTRL+J together

·        Click on QuickBooksToolsHub.exe under your downloads list

·        Hit on ‘Yes’ to let this app make changes

·        Now, click on ‘Next’ to install it and then choose ‘Yes’ again for accepting the license agreement

·        Click on Next and then Install which might take some time

·        Click on Finish once the installation has been completed


Step 2- Get the diagnostic tool

·        Open QuickBooks Tool Hub by clicking on the icon present on your desktop

·        Open the ‘Installation Issues’ tab and click on the ‘QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

·        It may take some time to configure so kindly be patient

·        Click on Yes to accept the license agreement once it’s configured completely

·        Click to Proceed to begin with the repair on your QuickBooks desktop components

·        Once completed, restart your system for the effects to take place


Step 3- Update your Windows

·        Right-click on the Start button which will open the option of ‘Settings’

·        Choose ‘Update & Security’

·        Select ‘Windows Update’ tab

·        Choose the option that says ‘Check for Updates’ and click on it to see it

·        If the updates are available to download, it will start with the installation process on its own

·        Restart your system and see if the QuickBooks Update error 1603 still persists or not


If you face any issue with this particular step then you can reinstall QuickBooks and try again. You can use the following steps for it:

·        Agree to the terms of the license agreements and click on ‘Next’

·        You will be asked to type the license number and the product number in the next screen

·        Enter your Licence and Product Number and click on ‘Next’

·        Now, select your Installation type

·        We suggest you go with the suggested one

·        Click Next and then choose to ‘install’

·        Now QuickBooks will begin with the installation process in your system

·        Once your QuickBooks desktop has successfully installed, click on ‘Open QuickBooks’


Step 4- Manually fix it

If these steps didn’t work for you then you can fix the Windows components manually. You can do it with the steps that we will be sharing with you:


Repair Microsoft .Net framework

·        Press the Windows+R keys together from the keyboard

·        Type ‘Control’ in the Run Window

·        Go to Programs and then the Program and Features tab

·        Choose the option that says ‘Turn Windows features on or off’

·        If ‘.NET Framework 3.5 and later’ are check make them uncheck them and click on ‘OK’

·        Now restart your system for the effects to take place

·        After restarting your computer, ensure to check .Net Framework 3.5 and later again and follow on-screen instructions

Repair Microsoft MSXML

·        Press Windows+R keys from the keyboard together

·        A Run box will pop out from the screen, type in appwiz.cpl into it and click on ‘OK’

·        Choose ‘MSXML 6.0’ from the list and click on uninstall which is at the top of the list

·        Now, download the msxml.msi file from the website of Microsoft

·        Once it’s downloaded, double click on it and follow the instructions that you see on the screen

·        Install QuickBooks desktop after the complete install of MSXML file and see if the error has gone or not

With the help of these steps, you will be able to resolve the QuickBooks error 1603 by now. If you need any more assistance then you can get in touch with us and the experts will assist you to the best of their knowledge and skills.

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