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QuickBooks Update Error 12045 (When Installing the Update)

    QuickBooks is preferred by millions of businesses these days. To empower the users with enhanced features, QuickBooks keeps on launching new releases and updates, with solutions to bugs encountered in previous releases. The users simply need to install the latest updates and continue to enjoy the enhanced benefits.

    However, many of the QuickBooks users have written to us that they have faced several error messages while installing the latest updates. The QuickBooks update error 12045 is one common issue faced by QuickBooks users. Are you one of them? In this case, we can provide the much-needed help to you. Simply read through this blog till the end. Here, we will look at some easy methods to resolve the QuickBooks Update Errors, once and for all.

    Here we go!

    What are the Causes of QuickBooks Update Error 12045?

    This error is caused by one or more of the following reasons-

    • The Image of Windows icon png Windows security or firewall is blocking QuickBooks services
    • Presence of anti-adware, anti-malware or anti-spyware tools. They often recognize the QuickBooks updates as threats
    • The system date or time is not correct
    • Presence of multiple QuickBooks versions on your computer
    • Improper Internet connection settings

    Steps to Fix QuickBooks Update Error 12045

    Here, we are providing multiple methods to fix the QuickBooks Update Error 12045 issue.

    Total Time: 25 minutes

    Add Exceptions to Anti-spyware, Anti-adware or Anti-Malware

    If you have installed these tools on your computer, update them and add exceptions to the below-mentioned programs and domains-
    🔹 QuickBooksupdate.exe
    🔹 QuickBooksw32.exe 

    Verify whether your System Time & Date Settings are Correct

    🔹 On your desktop, right-click on the System Clock 
    🔹 Click the Adjust Date /Time tab
    🔹 Navigate to the drop-down menu 
    🔹 Click on the change date and time option 
    🔹 Click Ok twice to continue 
    🔹 Close QuickBooks after confirming your selection, 
    🔹 Open QuickBooks again
    🔹 Try to install the latest updates see if you are getting the error message

    Configure Windows Image of Windows icon png Firewall Settings

    🔹 On the keyboard, press the Windows start button 
    🔹 Locate Windows Firewall from the program list 
    🔹 Click it to open
    🔹 Now click the Advanced settings button
    🔹 Right-click on the Inbound Rules tab
    🔹 Click on New Rules
    🔹 Choose the appropriate port
    🔹 Click on Next 
    🔹 Verify if you have selected TCP as the protocol
    🔹 Click Next 
    🔹 Checkmark on Allow the connections
    🔹 Press Next to continue
    🔹 Select all the profiles displayed on your screen 
    🔹 Click on Next again
    🔹 Now assign a suitable name for the new rule
    🔹 Click Finish 
    🔹 Open QuickBooks again
    🔹 Try to install the latest updates see if you are getting the error message

    If Multiple QuickBooks Versions are Installed on your Computer

    This error may also occur if you have multiple QuickBooks versions (for example, QuickBooks Premier 2019 and QuickBooks Pro 2019) installed on your system.

    Let us assume you want to install the latest updates only for QuickBooks Pro 2019. Here are the steps to follow in this case:
    🔹 Visit the QuickBooks Downloads and Updates page
    🔹 Select your Country
    🔹 Select the Product (QuickBooks Pro, in this case)
    🔹 Select the Version (2019, in this case)
    🔹 Click on the Search button
    🔹 Now click on the tab named get the latest updates
    🔹 Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest updates

    We hope the troubleshooting steps mentioned above would help you fix the QuickBooks Update Error 12045. If the issue still persists, or, if you are having any difficulties in performing the steps shown above, kindly get in touch with some experienced QuickBooks experts.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How can I Update QuickBooks in Automatic Update Method?

    This is the default method to update QuickBooks. Here, QuickBooks performs an automatic check for any new update(s) on the Intuit server. The updates will then get downloaded automatically from the server even if you are not running the software on your system.

    Please follow the steps below to update QuickBooks automatically to the latest release –
    🔸 Go to Help 
    🔸 Click on Update QuickBooks
    🔸 In the next window, click on Options
    🔸 Here you can select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for automatic update, as per your preference
    🔸 After enabling automatic update, you may either select or deselect the updates to download or remove
    🔸 Click on Save 
    🔸 Click Close to complete.

    How can I Update QuickBooks Manually in Windows?

    🔸 Please follow the steps below-
    🔸 Uninstall the older version of QuickBooks
    🔸 Download the latest QuickBooks version 
    🔸 Close all the company files
    🔸 Open the Windows start menu 
    🔸 Click on QuickBooks Desktop
    🔸 Now, right click and select the option to run as an administrator
    🔸 The No Company Open screen will appear. 
    🔸 Click on the Help menu 
    🔸 Click on the Update QuickBooks Desktop tab
    🔸 Go to Options 
    🔸 Click on the Mark All tab 
    🔸 Select Save
    🔸 Click on Update Now 
    🔸 Click the checkbox titled Reset Update
    🔸 Click on the Get Updates tab to update

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