Fix QuickBooks Update Error

How to Fix QuickBooks Update Error?

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Have you been facing trouble with updating your QuickBooks Desktop? If yes, then you’re on the right page right now – because we have tips to fix these errors all by yourself. That’s the best part about having QuickBooks – you don’t need a technician to fix the errors, you can do it yourself. In this support article, we will provide self-help instructions to fix the QuickBooks update error.

We’ll start with the possible errors you can face and a solution for each and every one of them. However, before that let’s see what is common with these errors and how do they occur in the first place.

What is QuickBooks Update Error and How Do They Occur?

Just as the name suggests, these are errors that stop you from upgrading QuickBooks. Additionally, you may not be able to install any new features or even worse, witness the software freezing when you’re trying to update it.

So, how does this really happen?

There are 4 possible reasons why you’re facing this:

  • Poor internet connection
  • Restrictive firewall or internet security
  • Having multiple versions in one machine
  • Virus or malware attack

Possible Causes for QuickBooks Update Error

There are mainly 5-6 errors that occur when you’re trying to update your QuickBooks Desktop software. These include:

QuickBooks Update Error 12037

When you try updating your Payroll services, this is a common error that might occur due to either of the 4 reasons mentioned above. This is what it will look like:

“QuickBooks Error 12037: QuickBooks cannot complete this update.”

Here’s what you can do to solve the error:

  • Download TLS 1.2 Utility and run the software
  • Make Internet Explorer your default browser if it isn’t
  • Close the application and open the browser
  • Press the ALT key and go to the Security tab
  • Go to the Globe icon and set the security level to medium-high
  • Next, go to the Connections tab and select “Never Dial a Connection” or the correct ISP in case you use a dial-up node
  • Now, you go to the LAN settings and ensure that auto-detect is on
  • Check the option for using a proxy server and uncheck if the port is 80. Check it if otherwise
  • Now, restore your advanced settings and then select “Use TLS 1.2”
  • Save your changes, close the window and restart the PC

QuickBooks Update Error 12029

QuickBooks Error 12029 and is faced by a lot of people. This can frustrate anyone using the software. This error occurs when you are updating Quickbooks or when you are trying to update Quickbooks payroll service.

QuickBooks Update Error 12038

This is a generic error that occurs when you’re upgrading your software. You may not get a very specific error number or message in this situation. So, assuming this to be one of the errors, you just need to check your internet connection, firewall settings, and probably even your date and time settings.

Do ensure that your firewall has Port 80 and Port 443 enabled and gives access to the following files:

  • AutoBackupExe.exe
  • Dbmlsync.exe
  • DBManagerExe.exe
  • FileManagement.exe
  • FileMovementExe.exe
  • IntuitSyncManager.exe
  • QBCFMonitorService.exe
  • QBDBMgr.exe
  • QBDBMgrN.exe
  • QBGDSPlugin.exe
  • QBLaunch.exe
  • QBServerUtilityMgr.exe
  • QBW32.exe
  • QuickBooksMessaging.exe

QuickBooks Update Error 12045

This is what the error looks like:

QuickBooks Error 12045: Failed to download content ID 167822228. There was an error downloading the software update. (12045)”

Apart from the common causes of Update errors, this error could also occur due to incorrect date and time settings or the inability to connect to the Intuit server.

However, the only way you can resolve this error is by adjusting date and time settings, configuring firewall settings (as mentioned above), or resetting the internet security settings (as mentioned in error 12037).

QuickBooks Update Error 12157

If you’re using an outdated version of QuickBooks Desktop for really long, it might make it difficult for you to upgrade later. Usually, it leads to the slowing down of the system, which may also lead to crashing it in a severe situation.

QuickBooks Error 12157 can also be resolved by simply changing the date and time settings or configuring firewall and internet security settings. If you have multiple versions in your system, it is better to ensure that you have one.

Most Common Solution to Repair QuickBooks Update Error

In most cases, checking for internet connection, date and time settings, internet security settings and firewall settings can solve your problem. If your firewall wasn’t on in the first place, it could be a virus attack – in which case you need to fix that first.

So, fixing QuickBooks Desktop Update Errors in a way hardly involves too much of a job. In case you need assistance from a QuickBooks expert call +1888-300-6790.

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