QuickBooks update error! Be Alerted when it appears

QuickBooks update error is the most common among users. The error prevents users from downloading and installing the updates. Update error can not only prevent you from getting the latest QuickBooks Desktop updates, but also from updating your payroll tax table to the latest released version. The users encounter multiple update errors in QuickBooks, and each one of them occurs due to a specific reason. The error usually occurs when more than one installation of the same QuickBooks version is installed on the same system. Some common QuickBooks update errors are: Error 12157, Error 1603, Error PS038, and Error 404. In this blog, we have discussed all about QuickBooks Desktop update error, its causes, and solutions, so read carefully.

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Reasons behind the occurrence of QuickBooks Desktop update errors

Following are some primary causes behind the update error that you may find similar to several other errors in the QuickBooks Desktop.

  • The Windows Firewall is blocking QuickBooks from downloading the update.
  • The Date and Time settings on your workstation are incorrect.
  • Multiple instances of QuickBooks Desktop on the same workstation.
  • Physically Damage in HDD would be the reason for it.
  • A corrupted windows installer.

Let us move on to the troubleshooting solutions given below.

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Solutions to Solve QuickBooks Desktop Pro Update error

Solution 1. Correct your system’s date and time

Incorrect date and time is the main reason behind update errors. So, correct the same by following the steps given below:

  • Close all open company files and then quit QuickBooks.
  • Look for the clock on your desktop, right-click it and select Adjust Date/Time.
  • Select Date and Time.
  • Set the correct date and time and then click OK.
  • Reopen QuickBooks and download the latest update.

If the error recurs, try the next solution.

Solution 2. Change firewall settings and add an exception for QuickBooks

Follow the steps given below if you are using multiple versions of QuickBooks on the same workstation. The steps help you fix firewall issues manually:

  • Click the Windows icon and within the search type Windows Firewall.
  • Open Windows Firewall and choose Advanced Settings.
  • Next, right-click Inbound Rules and then select New Rule.
  • Choose Port and then click Next.
  • Select TCP and move to the Specific local ports field.
  • Provide the port needed for your QuickBooks Desktop version.
  • After entering the port number, click Next.
  • Choose Allow the Connection and click Next.
  • Select all the profiles when prompted and click Next.
  • Now, form a new rule and name it: QBPorts (year).
  • Once you’re done, click Finish.
Get Professional assistance from the QB Proadvisor Team!

You’ll now completely understand what triggers QuickBooks update error and how to resolve it. If you still have any queries regarding the same update issue, then you can get in touch with the QuickBooks pro advisor team by calling us on our QuickBooks Desktop technical helpline number 1-855-856-0042 and get all your queries answered shortly.

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