Is Quickbooks Install Diagnostic Tool only solution for installation errors in QB?
Question asked by steverex - March 12 at 6:28 AM
In QuickBooks when the user faces errors while installation of QuickBooks, is Quickbooks Install Diagnostic Tool the only solution for resolving these errors? or are there any other options?

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Akshay M Replied
April 22 at 1:09 PM
QuickBooks desktop Install diagnostic tool is particularly designed to diagnose errors and correct them. Moreover, the tool will ensure that QuickBooks installation is commenced without any delays. Other than resolving issues with the .NET Framework, MSXML & C++ errors, it fixes several other errors and issues. Few of them are listed below:
NOTE:  You can start the ‘repair tool’ to enable QuickBooks Desktop Install diagnostic tool to identify and rectify the issues.

Download & Install QuickBooks Diagnostic Tool

Below given are the steps to download and install diagnostic tool.

  • Here, click the download QuickBooks Diagnostic Tool and set-up file in the system.
  • Save the setup file on the desktop.
  • After the download, you will see the ‘QBInstall_tool_v2.exe’ on your screen.
  • Now shut-down all other apps, that currently running simultaneously in the system.
  • Double-click on ‘QBInstall_tool_v2.exe file’ & run the file in your system.
  • Restart the system after the diagnose.
  • Make sure that you have a good ‘Internet Connection’ for smooth
  • Close all other apps working/running in the background.
  • QuickBooks install diagnostic tool will automatically detect and fix the error. But often system reboot is requireddesigned to automatically detect and fix errors, however, in several scenarios, you might need to ‘Re-boot’.

Fix Installation Errors by using ‘QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool’

Now view and analyze the below-given points via QuickBooks diagnostic tool.

1. Check and diagnose the ‘Connection Tab.’

Use this tab to examine your system. Additionally, this tab will help you in setting up the ‘QuickBooks company data file.’

2. Check the Firewall Status

Install Diagnostic tool QB provides relevant info on the Firewall status. You can take the appropriate action as per the information.

3. It tests your Connectivity

Consequently, It helps in analyzing your workstation connectivity. Hence, the installation of the tool itself requires a smooth.

4. Do a Re-install in a Selective start-up mode.

Sometimes, third-party apps such as ‘anti-virus & anti-spyware’ programs. It may create a problem with QuickBooks Desktop Installation. So, to rectify it is important to carry out the installation in a selective mode. The mode will start the windows with few selected items running in your system.


Let’s look at the steps :

  • Start the system in selective start-up mode.
  • Press Windows+r to open the ‘RUN’ command.
  • Now type ‘msconfig’ and click OK
  • Now in the General Tab- select ‘Hide all Microsoft Services’
  • So, choose ‘disable all’ option.
  • Now, unmark ‘Hide Microsoft services’ checkbox.
  • Now, checkmark the ‘list of services’ and select the ‘Windows Installer checkbox’. Ensure to mark this and press OK.
  • Therefore, Go to the system configuration and choose ‘Restart’.
  • To restore the computer to its ‘Normal Configuration.’
  • Press Windows+R to open the ‘RUN’ command.
  • Now type in ‘msconfig’ and press OK
  • Now in the ‘General tab,’ choose ‘Normal start-up’>> OK
  • Hence, Go to the system configuration screen and click ‘Restart.’


Devin Smith Replied
April 27 at 9:52 AM
This is an informative post.Thank You for sharing this.
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