The older versions of QuickBooks receive upgrades often these days. Following this, QuickBooks ceased working, and reinstalling it results in an error code of 1712. Typically, Error Code 1712 appears when installing QuickBooks on the main, primary, host, or server computer. Typically, it comes with the following warning message: –

QB Error 1712 Description: Your computer could not be restored to its original state because one or more necessary files were missing. It will not be possible to restore.

Why QuickBooks Error Code 1712 Occurs?

QuickBooks error code 1712 may error after installation or uninstallation of any program which requires a reboot after the process or you can also see this error after a QuickBooks update. See some more possible causes behind to this error.

  • You have damaged data files in your QuickBooks desktop.
  • There are few changes that have been made to software within the same computer.
  • You are trying to install your QuickBooks in a coded or damaged folder.
  • Some malicious software such as adware, spyware, and viruses attack.
  • There is some registry errors or corruption in your software.
  • An update to the QuickBooks Software

Quick Steps to fix QuickBooks Error code 1712?

Follow the steps shown below to resolve this issue: –

  1. Reboot or restart the computer.
  1. Use the ‘Task Manager’ to close all the running QuickBooks version in the background.
  1. Try again to install the QuickBooks.

Installing a version from a previous setup can help as well.

In case, the error pertains – Add or create a Windows user with Administrator rights, then attempt QuickBooks installation. You can also take help from QuickBooks error support team.

Few other advanced troubleshooting steps

If the aforementioned solution option does not satisfy you, try these more sophisticated techniques to fix QuickBooks problem 1712.

Solution 1: Download and install QuickBooks Desktop

  • Visit on the QuickBooks versions download resources page from here: https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products
  • Choose the change option.
  • Hit a click on the Product version.
  • Now choose your desired version in the version column.
  • Finally hit a click on download button.

Solution 2: Use QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  • Visit to the official website of Intuit.
  • After that search for QBInstall tool.
  • Once you get it, Download QBInstall diagnostic tool on your computer.
  • Once the tool is downloaded install it.
  • Close all the system applications and the background application to run the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool
  • Right click on QBInstall diagnostic tool and then choose open.
  • Find the option labeled as “I am having problems installing QuickBooks”.
  • Now choose the OK tab.
  • Finally reboot your computer system to ensure that all the changes you made are correct.

Solution 3: Execute the ‘Quick Fix my Program’ from the QuickBooks Tools Hub

  • Firstly, close your QuickBooks desktop and download the QuickBooks Tool Hub file.
  • Save the file on your system where you can easily find it.
  • Now open the downloaded file named with QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.
  • You need to follow the on-screen commands to install the tool.
  • Once the installation process completes open the tool hub.
  • Now in the QuickBooks Tools Hub, you need to choose the Program problems and also choose the Quick Fix my Program.
  • Finally try to install QuickBooks once more.

I sincerely hope that these simple procedures helped you fix your QuickBooks issue. You can contact our QuickBooks installation support staff at +1-866-987-9950 for immediate help from our qualified ProAdvisors if QuickBooks Error Code 1712 is still not fixed.