Sometimes when users install a new update to QuickBooks, it requires them to reboot their system to install the files. However, in some cases, even after rebooting the system the update isn’t complete. The prompt keeps appearing over and over again. Each time you start the accounting software after reboot, you get the message, “QuickBooks requires that you reboot your computer to complete the installation.

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Issue Of QuickBooks Requires A Reboot To Complete The Installation

QuickBooks won’t open. In any case, restarting the PC does not solve the problem. When you try to run QuickBooks again, the message tells you that you need a reboot to finish the installation loop without leaving QuickBooks.

Steps to Fix QuickBooks Requires Reboot to Complete the Installation Error

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First of all, you’ll need to login to windows using an administrator account. The steps provided below will require administrative privileges. If you don’t have access to an administrator account, then you won’t be able to follow the steps provided below:

To fix ‘QuickBooks requires a reboot to complete installation error.’ you can follow the steps provided below:

  1. Go to the Start menu
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Click on Programs
  4. Select  “Turn Windows Features on or off”
  5. Turn on .NET Framework 3.5
  6. Reboot your system.

The .NET Framework is required by QuickBooks installer to install any new updates. If it’s disabled, then the installation process will fail every time. You can also try other methods to solve this issue. The steps for the same are provided below:

  1. Download and install the Install Diagnostic Toll provided by Intuit.
  2. Locate the Tool Hub under Installation issues
  3. Click on the QuickFix tool and run it.
  4. Now try to update QuickBooks

The QuickFix tool closes all the background tasks that may be interfering with the update process. Once all the processes are closed, you can easily update your accounting software.

To fix QuickBooks Needs Reboot to Complete Installation Error, Follow These Instructions

Note: This method requires that you have administrator access on your host PC. If you don’t, you can send us a message and we should be able to help. In the case of cloud users, start a live chat with us and we’ll approve your provisional access right away.

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  • Get your workspace hosted on MyWorkspace (If you do not have MyWorkspace and you are an administrator, see how to publish an app here. In case you are not an administrator you should ask an administrator to publish it for you and follow these steps instead).
  • Right-click on the QuickBooks shortcut on your desktop and select ‘Run as Administrator’.
  • Then, at that point, you are prompted by the User Account Control and need to enter your Windows Administrator password.
  • If you’ve opened the QuickBooks but aren’t prompted to restart the computer, it should be much easier for you to get back on track with your project.

Simple Method: Enable or disable Windows features, then select.NET Framework 3.5. (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0).
After that, you must reboot the laptop, and the installer that was not completing the installation upon login will complete it.

In The End

If all else fails, then you can download the latest copy of QuickBooks from Intuit’s website and perform a fresh installation. Even if you uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks, no changes will be made to the company file. To know more, you can contact our experts at LIVE CHAT anytime.

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