What's the Deal with QuickBooks error 1618 and How to Fix it
What's the Deal with QuickBooks error 1618 and How to Fix it

QuickBooks is one of the most popular accounting application among small and medium-sized businesses. Along with that, it is also known for its troublesome errors. Here in this blog, we will discuss one such error known as QuickBooks error 1618. It arises when a user tries to install or update QuickBooks Desktop. The error pops up on the screen with a message, “There was a problem installing Microsoft Runtime Library. Error 1618. “ERROR_INSTALL_ALREADY_RUNNING.” This blog is all about guiding users on QuickBooks installation error 1618, its causes, and solutions, so read carefully until the end.

If you are fed up of dealing with QuickBooks error 1618, reach out to the certified QuickBooks expert’s team via +1 800-579-9430 for troubleshooting assistance.

What are the causes behind QuickBooks error code 1618?

There are plenty of reasons behind this error, and the few most common of them are listed below. Have a look:

1.QuickBooks installation files are either damaged or not installed completely.

  1. Window registry is corrupted, leading to error 1618.
  2. Some QuickBooks program files are missing or deleted accidentally.

Follow the troubleshooting solutions given in the next section of the blog to fix the error permanently.

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Top 3 Solutions to Deal with QuickBooks Desktop error 1618

Solution 1. Make use of QB Install Diagnostic Tool

  1. Close company files and QuickBooks to download the most recent version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  2. Save the tool hub setup file to your Windows desktop so you can easily access it.
  3. Open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file you downloaded.
  4. Follow the instructions given on the screen, then mark the agree to the terms and conditions checkbox.
  5. After completing the installation, go to your desktop and double-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon.
  6. Within the QuickBooks Tool Hub, go to the Installation Issues tab.
  7. Click QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  8. Wait for the tool to run and resolve installation issues.
  9. Reboot your computer.

If you still get the same error, move on to Solution 2.

Solution 2. Look for the MSIEXEC.EXE in the background

1.Tap the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys on your keyboard and select Task Manager.

2.Choose the Processes tab and select the Image Name column.

3.Once the list of running processes is alphabetized scroll down the list and select MSIEXEC.EXE.

4.Click End Process and close the Task Manager.

If the error persists, follow Solution 3.

Solution 3. Reinstall the Microsoft Runtime Libraries and run Quick Fix my Program

  1. Get the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package and save it somewhere you can easily find.
  2. Double-click the ‘vcredist_X86.exe’ or ‘vcredist_X64.exe’ file.
  3. Follow the instructions given on the screen and open the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  4. Choose the Program Problems menu and click Quick Fix my Program.
  5. Open QuickBooks Desktop and then your company file.

That’s all about QuickBooks error 1618. We hope the solutions discussed above help you rectify the issue. If the problem continues, get in touch with the QuickBooks technical support team by dialing our toll-free number +1 800-579-9430.

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