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How to Safely Resolve QuickBooks Error 1402?


You might face troubles installing or running QuickBooks after the installation if it does not find the perfect environment for the installation. Installation is a process that requires other components to be working absolutely fine and there must be no interference from other apps installed on Windows. One such error that is a result of damaged Microsoft .NET Framework and MSXML and outdated Windows OS is QuickBooks error 1402. Fortunately, you can resolve error 1402 while installing QuickBooks by running QuickBooks install diagnostic tool and installing the latest updates of your operating system. For step-by-step instructions keep reading the article.

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Common Reasons for the Occurrence of QuickBooks Error Code 1402

As we have already discussed that installation errors like QuickBooks install error 1402 could be a result of damage in Windows components like Microsoft .NET Framework and MSXML and can also appear if you are trying to install QuickBooks on an outdated operating system. Another reason that trigger installation errors in QuickBooks is the interference of other application like firewall and antivirus. As you are now aware of the reasons that triggers error code 1402 in QuickBooks, let’s jump on to the solutions that can resolve the error in the shortest time possible.

Steps to Fix QuickBooks Desktop Error 1402

Before you follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned below, temporarily disable any security program that you suspect could cause obstructions while installing QuickBooks.

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Solution 1: Download QuickBooks Tool Hub and Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  • Go to the official QuickBooks website and download QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Save the installer file to an easily accessible location, it could be the downloads folder or the desktop of your PC.
  • Double-click the installer file to begin the installation and follow the on-screen steps to complete it.
  • Now run the program using the desktop icon that you will get after the installation.
  • Now move to the Program Installation Issues tab and click QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  • Let the tool run and repair damaged Windows components required to install QuickBooks.
  • Try to install QuickBooks now and check if the error is resolved.

Solution 2: Install Windows Updates

  • Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  • Now select Updates and Security option and click Update Windows.
  • Click the Check for Updates options and if the updates are available, click Install Now.
  • Restart your Windows PC and try to reinstall QuickBooks Desktop.

In case, if error persist, start Windows in safe mode and try to install QuickBooks. If for some reasons none of the solutions mentioned in this article helps you resolve QuickBooks error 1402, then dial 1.800.579.0391 and get experts assistance getting rid of the issue.