Skip to content

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 1722 With Expert’s Guide

QuickBooks Error 1722

QuickBooks error 1722 is a common bump that users may encounter while downloading payroll updates. If you’re frustrated with this issue on your screen, read this guide till the end and eliminate the error with ease.

QuickBooks Desktop like other windows applications requires additional Microsoft components for proper functioning. If Microsoft .Net Framework is damaged, outdated, or missing from Windows then QuickBooks encounters QuickBooks error code 1722 while installation and operations.

Some other errors that appear in the same scenario are errors 1603, 1903, and 1904. Today in this article, we will discuss QuickBooks error 1722, which is an installer error that appears while installing QuickBooks on computers running on Windows operating systems along with its causes and resolution so follow the complete article for detailed instructions.

Is QuickBooks error 1722 enhancing your stress and anxiety? Call Error Support at +1- 855 738 2784 to get in touch with proficient and qualified QuickBooks experts.

Fix It Now

What is QuickBooks error 1722?

QuickBooks error 1722 signals issues with the structuring of the software. It shows that the Microsoft components have reached the stage where they are incompatible with QB software. It causes problems in QuickBooks installation due to problematic Microsoft components, Windows Installer package, etc. The program run doesn’t finish according to expectations.

A user may encounter the following QuickBooks install error code 1722 message:

“Error 1722: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action NewCustomerAction1, location: C:\Users\John\~1.QUA\AppData\Local\Temp\FP_AX_MSI_Installer.exe, command:” 

Recommended To Read – How To Convert QuickBooks Desktop to Online

What Causes QuickBooks Installer Error 1722

QuickBooks installation is interrupted by QuickBooks error code 1722 only if the:

  1. Microsoft .Net Framework is damaged/corrupt or outdated
  2. Other components of Windows are outdated like MSMXL and C++
  3. Windows registry entries have gotten damaged due to some recent software changes.
  4. QuickBooks files got deleted mistakenly or maliciously.
  5. The installation process was improper or damaged.
  6. A malware or virus attack on the system.

Updating Windows with the latest updates resolve any issues caused by outdated Windows components and you can easily get rid of QuickBooks installer errors like 1722, 1603, 1903, and 1904.

Steps to Repair QuickBooks Desktop Error 1722

Follow the step-by-step instructions given below to fix system error code 1722:

Step 1:  Resolve Installation Errors using QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

Intuit developed the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool to deal with issues that restricts the installation of QuickBooks Desktop and malfunctions in the installation. Once you run the Install Diagnostic Tool it will repair all the necessary installation files and components required to install and run QuickBooks. Follow the instructions below to quickly rectify QuickBooks error 1722 with the help of the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.

  1. Go to the official download page of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  2. Download the Tool Hub installation file on your computer’s desktop.
  3. After the download completes, double-click the downloaded file from the desktop.
  4. Go through the instructions given by the program installer to finish the installation.
  5. Run Tool Hub and go to the Installation Issues tab to select QuickBooks Installation Diagnostic Tool.
  6. QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool will scan and repair any installation errors automatically and it might take some time that depends on the performance of your computer.
  7. After QB Install Diagnostic Tool finishes repairing QuickBooks installation error, restart Windows and try installing QuickBooks once again.

Step 2: Install the Latest Microsoft Windows Updates

QuickBooks needs a perfect environment to get installed and if your Windows operating system has some glitches and is acting up, you can’t install any application on it including QuickBooks. Installing the Windows updates ensures that your operating system is not having any issues that can interrupt QuickBooks Desktop installation.

  1. Press Windows + R and type Control Panel in Run Windows’s text box.
  2. Press Enter and type Windows Update in the search bar at the top.
  3. Select Windows Update and then hit Check for Updates
  4. Once Windows find updates to be installed click Update Now.
  5. Restart Windows when prompted.
  6. Windows will now install all the latest updates available of Microsoft .NET Framework, C++, and MSMXL.
  7. After Windows finishes installing all the updates and you get the Desktop screen, try installing QuickBooks once again.
  8. You can also visit the Microsoft website for support if you are not feeling comfortable performing Windows update or contact us at 1.855.738.2784.

IMPORTANT: If you are getting Error, 1603 after you get rid of error 1722, which is quite common, then follow our article on How to Fix QuickBooks Desktop Error 1603 for detailed troubleshooting instructions.

Step 3: Reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework Manually

For detailed instructions on how to reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework follow step 1 from our article on QuickBooks Event ID 4 Error.

Step 4: System Restore to undo the latest modifications

This method involves choosing the most recent point of restoration from the most recent backup of the system stored in the backup. Conduct it as follows:

  1. In the Start tab, write System Restore and press enter. The resulting window will show the desired option which you should choose.
  2. Enter the admin credentials to log in, which contain the username and password.
  3. You will see a wizard box open, where you will follow the instructions on the screen. Here, choose the restore point per your desire.
  4. Now, restore the computer and launch your QuickBooks application.

Read Also – How To Convert QuickBooks Online to Desktop

Step 5: Launch Windows System File Checker and Scan your Complete System for Issues

Windows System File Checker is an inbuilt tool allowing scanning for corruptions in the Windows system files. You can run it as follows:

  1. Open the Run window ( Windows icon + R keys on keyboard) or go to the Start tab.
  2. Type cmd in the search space without pressing enter. Instead, press Ctrl + Shift simultaneously. Then, you can press enter.
  3. Alternatively, you can type cmd in the search bar and press Enter. When the next window appears, right-click the Command prompt window and opt for the Run as Administrator option.
  4. You will see a black window with a blinking cursor.
  5. Here, type SFC/Scannow and tap enter.
  6. The System File Checker will run automatically to detect errors and other problems with the system files. Follow the on-screen commands and let the file checker end the error 1722.

If you are still getting QuickBooks Error 1722 while installing QuickBooks then we suggest you call Support Number +1- 855 738 2784 to get in touch with the Error support team who deal with such errors on regular basis and can provide you an instant solution to the error.


What are the signs of QuickBooks error 1722?

QuickBooks error code 1722 exhibits the following symptoms:

  1. Your PC may frequently crash.
  2. The active program may crash frequently due to the error 1722.
  3. Error code 1722 and a message might flash on the screen while installing or updating the software.
  4. Windows performs sluggish, and mouse and keyboard inputs do not give adequate results.
  5. Frequently freezing system for periodic intervals.

What to do if corrupted Windows cause error 1722?

If damaged Windows prompts error 1722, try the following methods:

  1. Update your Windows Operating System.
  2. Utilize QuickBooks Repair Tool.

Related Posts – 

How to Fix QuickBooks Error H202 in Multi-User Mode Swiftly

QuickBooks Already Has a Company File Open Issue : What to do next?

QuickBooks not Loading! Here’s a Method that will Help

Insights into the Different Ways to Fix QuickBooks Freezing

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 1722 With Expert's Guide
Article Name
How to Fix QuickBooks Error 1722 With Expert's Guide
If you cannot install QuickBooks because of QuickBooks Error 1722, follow this troubleshooting guide and fix these errors in minutes.
Publisher Name
Accounting Helpline
Publisher Logo

Leave a Reply