QuickBooks Error 1601

What is QuickBooks Error 1601?

QuickBooks error 1601 occurs when users are installing QuickBooks desktop or doing QuickBooks update. QuickBooks error 1601 is caused by a damaged Microsoft Windows Installer or by a damaged QuickBooks Desktop installation. In this article, we are going to help QuickBooks users resolve QuickBooks error 1601. Usually, Error 1601 appears to users as:-

QuickBooks Error 1601: Windows Installer is not accessible

QuickBooks error 1601

Root Causes to QuickBooks Error 1601

  1. QuickBooks not installed correctly
  2. Damaged QuickBooks Installer
  3. Damaged Microsoft windows installer
  4. Windows not updated
  5. System configuration issues
  6. QuickBooks setup/CD damaged

Screenshot of QuickBooks Error 1601 by Windows Installer

QuickBooks error 1601

How To Resolve QuickBooks Error 1601

There are different causes that can cause QuickBooks error 1601 in QuickBooks desktop. Try & perform the troubleshooting steps from this repair guide to successfully remove error 1601.

If you are not able to perform this repair guide steps on your own, Contact QuickBooks support to repair Error 1601.

Solution:1 – QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool is created to automatically diagnose and resolve issues with Microsoft .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++.

  • Save the downloaded File to the desktop
  • Open QuickBooksDesktopInstallDiagnosticTool.exe
  • Select all positive options to initiate the repair process & complete the troubleshooting by QBinstall tool
  • After the tool finishes the repair process, restart the system.
  • Check whether QuickBooks error 1601 still persists, If yes move on to the next solution

Solution 2: Windows Update

Download and install Windows Updates.
  • Press the Windows key
  • Type Windows Update
  • Then, Select Check for Updates
Note: Download & Check Windows latest updates by clicking here – Microsoft.
Solution 3: Re-install QuickBooks from QuickBooks downloads

Contact Support to Resolve QuickBooks Error 1601

If QuickBooks error 1601 still persists after performing the troubleshooting steps. Get in touch with QuickBooks technical support by dialing QuickBooks support phone number +1800-316-0126. Get error 1601 resolve instantly via secure remote support by QuickBooks helpdesk.

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