Quick Hacks For QuickBooks Error code 1712?

QuickBooks desktop is yet considered one of the best accounting software due to its robust accounting, Inventory, Invoicing, and cash flow features. Still, there are some bugs with QuickBooks, and One such bug is Error 1712 in QuickBooks 2023. In This article, we have intentionally discussed techniques to help QB users in order to remove QuickBooks 2023 Error 1712.

Are you facing trouble with installation error 1712 QuickBooks 2023? In such circumstances, You can contact QuickBooks Data Services experts for immediate resolutions.

Description of QuickBooks Desktop Error 1712

Error message 1712 users usually encounter as \”We\’re sorry something went wrong with your QuickBooks 2023 installation\”. One or more files are needed to restore QuickBooks to the previous state that could not be found. The grounds for installation failed error 1712 can be numerous, Therefore we have discussed all possible reasons below separately.

QuickBooks Error 1712

The reason that Provokes Installation Error 1712 in QuickBooks

There are many causes that are still unfound, but below we have listed some of the common issues that are likely to promote the Error 1712 in QuickBooks.

  • Some files might be missed downloading.
  • You are using an obsolete version of Windows OS(Windows 7, 8).
  • Maybe you have downloaded QB Setup from an unauthorized source.
  • Your system has viruses that infected your QuickBooks 2023 setup file.
  • The Windows installer application is not working correctly.
  • Corrupted windows registry which is not allowing QB to register their files.

Methods to remove QuickBooks 2023 installation error?

Typically this error is raised due to malfunction at the end of the window. Thus we have commenced troubleshooting by checking the windows modules installer service.

Method 1: Restart Windows Installer Program

  • To start troubleshooting, Press the Windows Button.
  • Next, Type Services in the search box.
  • Click on the Services option.
  • There you can find a service such as \”Windows Modules installer\”.
  • Right Click on it and then select the properties option.
  • Go to the general tab option and there check the Service startup type option.
  • If you find the service is \”disabled\”, then enable it by choosing the \”Automatic\” option.
  • At last, Restart the workstation and try again to install QBD.

Method 2: Use Quick Fix my program and install diagnostic program from Tool Hub

#1: Install QuickBooks Tool Hub

#2: Launch Tool Hub

  • Firstly, Start QB Tool Hub.
  • Next, Select the \”Program problems option\” from the Tool hub home screen.
  • After that, Click on the \”Quick Fix my Program\” button.
  • A window dialog box pop-up and ask for permission to allow \”Quick Fix my program\” to start repairing QBD. This will hardly take 5 minutes.
  • Once the repair process gets finished, You may try to verify whether the error is resolved or not.

Alternatively, you can visit the installation issues tab of the Tool Hub and run the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool to fix any installation issues like Error 1712 in QuickBooks.

Method 3: Uninstall and Reinstall all Visual C++ redistributables

  • Press the windows button.
  • Search For \”Control Panel\”.
  • Next, Open the \”Control panel\” and select the \”Uninstall a program\” option.
  • Once you uninstall all visual c++ redistributables.
  • Next, Click on Download now button below to Download \”Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable\”.

Note: Make sure to download Microsoft Visual C++ according to your OS version(For 32 Bit select: X86, For 64 Bit select: X64). It is safe to remove these files from your system as these are an additional part of your installed software and do not affect your system-related files.

Method 4: Create a new local windows user

Follow the below steps to make a new local windows user and then convert it to the admin:

  • Click on the start button and then go to the windows settings by typing settings in the search bar.
  • Next click on the accounts tab and now in the accounts window, you can see the \’family and others\’ in the left pane.
  • Click on this option and now go to the \’other users\’ section and hit the \’+\’ icon to add a local user in the windows.
  • Now choose the following options if you do not have an MS outlook mail account or do not want to sign up with the one (I don\’t have this person\’s sign-in information, Add a user without a Microsoft account).
  • Next, you can set a username and password, but if you would like to skip the password you can leave the password section empty and click on next.
  • If you want to give admin rights to the local user then again go to the accounts settings by following this path: Start>>Settings>>Accounts.
  • Now under the Family & other users, choose the account owner name and hit the \’change account type\’ button to give admin rights to this user.
  • At the end click on ok and now switch to this user and run the QuickBooks in this user account.

Method 5: Download and Install the latest windows updates

First: Windows 8

  • Click on the Settings button located on the right side of the desktop.
  • Choose Update and Recovery from the list of options under Change PC settings.
  • After selecting Windows Update, click the Check Now button.
  • Click on the \”View Details\” tab whenever you see there are any new updates available.
  • From the list of available updates, choose KB 2919355 and then click the \”Install\” button.
  • After the installation is complete, you should restart the computer and enter the password for the Windows administrator account if you are requested to do so.

Second: Windows 10

  • Press the Windows key, then type Settings.
  • From the drop-down menu, select Update and Security, and then click the Windows Update button.
  • You can determine whether or not there are any new versions by clicking the Check for Updates button.
  • Choose the option to Restart Now, and the installation of the updates will begin.

Third: Windows 11

  • You can check for some of these small pointers if you would like to have the latest windows (window 11): i3 processor with a clock speed of 1GHz at least, 4GB RAM, HDD or SSD of 512 GB or more (as windows 11 exceeds the mark of 40 GB), internal graphic card, stable network.
  • Proceed with the following steps if you already have the windows 11.
  • Now hit the windows icon and type settings in the search bar, press Enter key.
  • Inside the windows 11 settings menu, go to the windows update option in the left pane.
  • You can see the \’updates available to download\’ message if your version of the window can update to the latest version. You may see the \’download and install all\’ button if you have any pending updates.
  • If you do not have any pending updates then you shall see the \’you\’re up to date\’ message.

Method 6: Check and fix the damaged QBDT registries

  • Close the QBDT if you are using it currently.
  • Then, you have to open the registry editor, to do so you can press the windows start button and then type registry in the search bar.
  • Next hit the enter button to open up the registry editor, now navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer > User Shell Folder.
  • Now double-click and open the \’App Data\’ from the right pane.
  • Replace the original value with the new value. The value that is to be replaced: %USERPROFILE%\\AppData\\Roaming, The value that is to be entered: C:\\Users\\sagecorp\\AppData\\Roaming.
  • Again open the QBDT and check if you are still getting the error 1712.

Method 7: Complete re-installation of the windows OS

Windows 11

Creating installation media

Note: Before you begin the re-installation of the OS, it is suggested that you should take a complete backup of your work. As this process will completely remove all the installed apps from your system and also the data.

  • Use a separate storage device to download the latest version of windows 11. Make sure that this device is empty as the download will automatically delete anything stored on this device.
  • It is recommended to use Microsoft\’s official website to download the latest version of the windows 11 OS and the additional installation media.
  • When the download is finished open the windows 11 installation media and run the .exe file.
  • Accept all the terms and conditions and choose \’Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC\’, then hit the next button.
  • Select a language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit), and then choose Next.
  • Choose the USB flash drive, and then select Next.
  • Follow the steps to the end to create installation media, and then choose Finish.

Make use of installation media to reinstall Windows 11

  • Connect the installation media to your PC and then choose the drive with the installation media.
  • Double-click on the setup.exe and then choose yes to allow the program to make changes to your computer.
  • When prompted select one of the following options, and then choose Next:
    • Keep personal files and apps – This will save your personal data, apps, and settings.
    • Keep personal files only – This will save your personal data and settings, but all your apps will be deleted.
    • Keep nothing – This will delete all your personal data, settings, and apps.
  • To end the process, choose Install to start reinstalling Windows 11 on your PC.

Your PC will restart again and again to complete the re-installation of the windows OS. You can follow the same procedures to re-install the windows 10 OS.


We are about to end this article and expect that the above methods are helpful in-order to rid of QuickBooks installation Error 1712. However, Suppose you are still struggling to remove Error code 1712 in QuickBooks 2023 in such a scenario. In that case, you may have to contact QuickBooks Data Services experts at +1-888-704-1357 and let our data experts install QuickBooks on your workstation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unable to install error 1712 QuickBooks 2023?

You’re probably trying to install QBD 2023 using a Damaged Compact disc or unstable internet source.

Will this troubleshooting help in fixing QuickBooks Error 1603?

Yes, a Few methods are pretty identical to troubleshooting QuickBooks Error Code 1603.

Will changing the QuickBooks Version help in fixing this installation message code 1712?

It would probably help, But there is no guarantee.


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