Fix QuickBooks Update Error

QuickBooks Update Error occurs when installing the latest software update. This error generally arises because of incorrect date/time, internet connection settings, etc.

In this post, we’ve discussed the causes and solution steps to fix this issue.

Note: You may also face QuickBooks Error 12045

Causes for QuickBooks Update Error

  • Incorrect system Date/Time
  • Internet connection settings aren’t set up correctly
  • Security or Firewall blocking QuickBooks services to launch
  • Multiple QuickBooks versions are installed on the computer

One thing to do before troubleshooting this error code

Create a Company File Backup

It’s a recommendation from us to create the company file backup because if there would be any fallback in between the troubleshooting process, you’ll not lose any of your data.

  • Open QuickBooks
  • Go to File > Back Up Company > Create Local Backup
  • Now follow the onscreen instructions to create a company file backup

Quick Note: The process to fix this error may be complex you can speak with our experts for a quick resolution. Dial our TollFree or leave us your message.

5 Simple Steps to Fix QuickBooks Update Error

Step 1: Reset QuickBooks Updates and attempt to Install them again

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Go to Help > Update QuickBooks Desktop…
  • Click on Update Now
  • Check on Reset Update and click Get Updates
  • It may take some time to update the QuickBooks Desktop

Step 2: Ensure the Computer Date and Time

This step will work with all the Windows editions

  • Click on the date and time at the bottom right-hand side corner and make sure the date and time must be correct. If not,
  • Press (Windows+R) keys together and the Run box will pop out
  • Type Control or Control Panel  in a run box
  • Click on Clock and Region
  • Select the Date and Time
  • Click on Change date and time…
  • Change the time and date according to your time zone and click OK
  • Now click on Change time zone… make sure your time zone should be correct it may cause this error

Close and reopen QuickBooks, then try to install the updates.

Note: You may also face QuickBooks Error 12157

Step 3: Ensure Internet Connection Settings

In order to ensure that if internet connection is causing this issue. Do the following:

  1. Open your web browser and visit your bank website such as, etc. If you can’t open the website, it suggests contacting your Internet Service Provider(ISP)
  2. If you can open the bank’s website, please do the following:
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Go to Help > Internet Connection Setup
  • Choose my computer’s Internet connection settings to establish a connection when this application accesses the Internet.
  • Click Next
  • Click on Advanced Connection Settings
  • Choose the Advanced tab, select Restore Advanced settings
  • Click Apply and OK
  • Click Done
  • Close QuickBooks Desktop

Now open the software again and try to install the updates.

Step 4: Multiple QuickBooks Versions Installed on the Same Computer

This error also occurs when you have the same QuickBooks versions installed on the computer such as QuickBooks Pro 2022 and QuickBooks Premier 2023.

Let’s say you need to install the latest release only for QuickBooks Pro 2022, please follow the below process:

  • Visit QuickBooks Downloads and Updates page
  • Now choose your Country
  • Select Product such as QuickBooks Pro, etc.
  • Select Version such as 2019, etc.
  • Click Search
  • Now click on Get the latest updates(below the Download button)
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to install the newest release

You need to follow the same process for your specific QuickBooks version.

Step 5: Configure Firewall and Security Application Settings

Sometimes security applications may prevent QuickBooks desktop to launch updates. We recommend you, pause it for a temporary period of time. For Example, 30 Minutes and then try to install the updates.

This problem may also arise because of the firewall configuration. If the firewall is blocking access to the computer, it won’t allow you to install the latest updates.

You can speak with our experts for a firewall configuration.

After following all the above steps you’ll no longer face QuickBooks Update Error but in case it still exists, you can speak with our experts for a quick resolution. Dial our TollFree or Leave us your message.

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