Install/Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop in Selective Startup

It is possible that third-party applications like Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware or Anti-Spyware interfere with the installation process of QuickBooks on your desktop. You would not be able to install QuickBooks unless and until you stop these third-party applications. In that case, it becomes imperative that you install QuickBooks on your desktop in selective startup mode. We can use this mode to limit the number of applications that run in the background. This will not only eliminate the possibility of an issue arising while installing QuickBooks but also increase the speed of execution of files for your desktop.

QuickBooks uses a Microsoft component known as Microsoft Windows Installer which needs Windows Installer Service to be active to work properly. Since we will be running the computer in safe mode, we won’t need to troubleshoot any potential third-party installation conflicts.

How To Start Your Computer in Selective Startup?

  • Press the Windows key and R together to open the Run command box.
  • Type “msconfig” in the search box and hit enter.
  • Go to General tab > Selective startup and then click on Load system services.
  • Go to the Services tab, then click on Hide all Microsoft Services and then click on disable all.
  • Now, unmark the Hide all Microsoft Services
  • Make sure that the Windows Installer checkbox is selected in the list of services.
  • Restart your computer.

Once you computer is up and running install, uninstall, or reinstall QuickBooks Desktop using clean install.

How To Restore Your Computer To Its Normal Configuration ?

  • Open the Run Command box by pressing Windows key and R together.
  • Type msconfig in the search box and then hit enter.
  • Go tp Genaral tab, choose Normal Startup > OK.
  • Restart your computer.

If you have followed all the steps that we have mentioned in this article on your computer, you should be able to use your computer in the selective startup mode. We have all mentioned the steps to restore your computer to the normal mode. However, if you get stuck on any step or if you face any technical difficulty whatsoever, you can choose to dial the toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number 1888-557-6950 and get help from the QuickBooks Experts.

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