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QuickBooks is one of the most widely used accounting software programs. Unfortunately, QuickBooks is often plagued with technical operational errors. Here are two of the most common installation errors and their solutions as recommended by QuickBooks creator, Intuit. 

QuickBooks error 1723 is caused by a damaged Windows installer, especially when installing or uninstalling QuickBooks software. To correct error 1723:

  1. Press the ‘Start’ button and type “% temp%” in the search field.
  2. When the Windows temporary folder opens, go to the Start menu.
  3. Navigate to the ‘Properties’ section and look for the Security tab.
  4. Click on the ‘Edit’ option and highlight it with the Windows username.
  5. Mark the ‘Full Control’ in the Allow column and click on ‘OK’ twice.
  6. Reinstall your QuickBooks software and verify if the error is resolved.

“Error: MSI Returned 1603” occurs when the MSXML 4 is damaged, how do we fix it?

Solution 1: Download and run QuickBooksInstallDiagnosticTool.exe

  1. Download the QuickBooksInstallDiagnosticTool.exe file which will try to solve the problem.
  2. Save the file to the desktop.
  3. Double click on the file to run the tool.
  4. Select the first option “I Am Having problems installing QuickBooks” and click OK.

If you continue to experience the error after using the QBInstallTool.exe file, go to solution 2.

Solution 2: Repair MSXML 4.0

If you are installing QuickBooks from CD:

  1. With the CD in the disc reader, an installation window opens, close it.
  2. Start the MXSML installation with the following instruction. (Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP)
  3. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + R to open the Run window.
  4. Type msiexec.exe / fvaum “D: \ QBOOKS \ msxml.msi” and give Enter. [Replace D: with your reader’s letter if it is different].

If you downloaded QuickBooks:

  1. Download the msxml.msi installation file from the Microsoft MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 page and save it to the Windows desktop.
  2. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  3. Type msiexec.exe / fvaum “% userprofile% \ desktop \ msxml.msi” and press Enter
  4. Once finished we proceed with the installation of QuickBooks

If the error persists, go to solution 3.

Solution 3

  1. Download the msxml.msi installation file from the Microsoft MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 page and save it to the Windows desktop.
  2. Double click on the msxml.msi file that we download.
  3. We follow the installation instructions that you show us.
  4. Once finished we proceed with the installation of QuickBooks

The struggle is real

These are just some of the multiple errors that can occur when trying to install QuickBooks Desktop. QuickBooks is a temperamental and unstable software that can actually hinder the work of its users.

FreshBooks offers a simpler alternative, where you can manage your finances on all your devices, keep them synchronized, and fill your needs to avoid technical errors. FreshBooks is the easiest accounting software to use while delivering a seamless experience. 

These are some of the powerful features of FreshBooks which are perfect for small business:

  • Simple, easy, and professional invoicing
  • Expense tracking and auto-categorization of receipts
  • Time tracking 
  • Project management and team collaboration
  • Reports generation (profit and loss, sales tax summary)
  • Online payments
  • Work anytime, anywhere using the mobile app
  • Fast and reliable customer support

FreshBooks aims to give small business owners an easy experience when it comes to their accounting needs. It believes that everyone should be able to manage their business seamlessly and ultimately grow over time. You can try FreshBooks free for 30 days and see why many small business owners prefer to use it. 

The key to finding the right software is that it should have essential features which your business needs while still having an easy usability. FreshBooks is the perfect choice for non-accountant, small business owners because it provides exactly what they need. Give it a try and experience accounting like you have never experienced it before.