Resolve QuickBooks Error 1603 Occurs During QuickBooks Update

How to resolve QuickBooks Error 1603 | Easy Steps

Last Updated on December 11, 2020 by

Understanding that having no access to your Financial Software might lead to financial loss, missing entry of important transactions. It can even stop you to view financial report statements when needed. This article will assist you to understand the QuickBooks Error 1603 message you might be receiving. When you’re installing QuickBooks for the first time or even re-installing. Thus, QuickBooks needs several components that are usually pre-installed.

What is QuickBooks Error 1603

A general error that users have been complaining a lot about these days is the QuickBooks Error Code 1603. Generally, this issue is faced while updating QuickBooks. In this blog, we’ll be providing some easy solutions for the same. We suggest you read them all carefully before using them on your own. 

If you are looking for a particular solution for this issue, then do read this blog for some quick fixes. Our team of experts works hard to make sure that these steps can be the most helpful to you. We have also listed similar errors, such as the QuickBooks Error 2000 that you may also consider.

What are the Reasons Behind QuickBooks Error 1603

  • Due to any Malware or Virus infection that causes corrupted QuickBooks software files or Desktop Windows files.
  • Due to an incomplete installation process or a damaged/corrupted QuickBooks software has downloaded.
  • Damaged/corrupted desktop windows registry from any latest QuickBooks software upgrade.
  • Some other software spitefully or erroneously damaged or erased the QuickBooks related files.
  • You do not have a windows registry with valid entry.
  • Your system gets shut down due to a Power failure issue.

Problems of QuickBooks Error 1603

  • Missing Window Installer Component
  • Installs incomplete or damaged QuickBooks files.
  • Damaged Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Damaged Microsoft C ++ and MSXLM components.

Steps to Fix QuickBooks Error 1603

There have three types of methods to fix QuickBooks Error 1603 you just follow all the steps.

Method 1:- Download the QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • Make sure to close QuickBooks desktop
  • Download QuickBooks Tools Hub** and go to your download by pressing CTRL+J
  • Under your downloads list click on QuickBooksToolsHub.exe
  • Click Yes to allow this app to make changes
  • Now click on Next to install it and then click Yes again for accepting the license agreement
  • Click on Next and then Install.
  • Once the installation is finished click on the Finish option.

Method 2:- Run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  • Now open QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Go to the Installation Issues tab and click on the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool
  • It may take some time to configure…
  • Once it’s configured, click on Yes to accept the license agreement
  • Click Proceed to start repairs on your QuickBooks components.
  • Once finished, restart your system.

Method 3:- Update your window

  • Make a right-click on the Start button and select Settings
  • Click on Update & Security
  • Select Windows Update section
  • Click on Check for Updates
  • If updates are available to download it’ll start installing it automatically
  • Restart your computer now

Method 4:- Manually Fix Window Component

  • Repair Microsoft .Net framework
    • Press Windows+R keys on your keyboard
    • Type Control into the Run Window
    • Go to Programs > Program and Features
    • Click on Turn Windows features on or off
    • If, .NET Framework 3.5 and later are check make them unchecked and click OK, now restart your computer
    • After restarting your computer make sure to check .Net Framework 3.5 and later again and follow on-screen instructions.
  • Repair Microsoft MSXLM
    • Press Windows+R keys from the keyboard
    • A Run box pop out from the screen, type appwiz.cpl into it and click OK
    • Select MSXML 6.0 from the list and click on uninstall.
    • Now download the msxml.msi file from the Microsoft Website
    • Once it’s downloaded make a double click on it and follow the on-screen instructions.
    • Install QuickBooks desktop after the complete install of MSXML file

Method 5:- Restart your Windows Installer Service

  1. Go to the section of Control Panel
  2. Select the System & Security option
  3. Now choose the Administrative Tools
  4. Double click on the Services menu
  5. Check out for the Windows Installer Service
  6. Choose to Restart the Service


By the help of above discussed steps you can solve the QuickBooks error 1603 as this article will help you in fixing the issue. By if in case you faces any issue then at that time you can hire a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and get the best solutions for your queries.

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