What’s the Deal with QuickBooks Error 1722 & How to Debug it?

QuickBooks Error 1722
QuickBooks Error 1722

Today, QuickBooks Desktop covers more than 70 percent of the accounting industry. Developed by Intuit, QuickBooks Desktop helps companies get on with their regular bookkeeping activities. Even though QuickBooks Desktop is equipped with multiple defensive mechanisms, it is not completely safe from errors and technical glitches. In this post, we want to explain everything you should know about QuickBooks error 1722, which happens when installing QuickBooks Desktop. So, without throwing away any further time, let’s start.

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What are the various reasons causing QuickBooks error code 1722?

QuickBooks error code 1722 is often caused when the Microsoft MSXML 6.0 component (required to install QuickBooks Desktop) gets corrupt. Although, other reasons can also cause it, such as:

  • The third-party applications installed on the computer are blocking the installation of the QuickBooks Desktop.

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What are the safe troubleshooting solutions for QuickBooks error 1722?

Solution 1- Uninstall and reinstall the Microsoft MSXML 6.0 component

  • Click on the Windows Start button on the computer screen.
  • Enter “Programs and Features” in the search area.
  • Then pick the Programs and Features option from the search results.
  • From the programs, select MSXML 6.0.
  • Then click on the option named ‘Uninstall/Change.’
  • Go through the directions you see on-screen to uninstall MSXML 6.0.
  • Get the msxml.msi installation file and save it on the Windows Desktop.
  • Click twice on the msxml.msi file and then do as per the on-screen directions to install MSXML.
  • When the MSXML installation is done, try to install QuickBooks Desktop.

If QuickBooks error 1722 pops up again, go to the second solution.

Solution 2- Install QuickBooks Desktop in the Windows Selective startup mode

  • Open the Run command by pressing the Windows icon and letter R keys on your keyboard.
  • Type “msconfig” into the search area. Then click on the OK button.
  • On the General tab, pick the Selective startup option.
  • Then click on the Load system services option.
  • Select the Services tab, and after that, checkmark the checkbox for Hide all Microsoft Services.
  • Then select the option named ‘Disable all.
  • Uncheck the checkbox for Hide all Microsoft Services after that.
  • Ensure the checkbox for Windows Installer is check-marked in the list of services. If it is not, checkmark the checkbox.
  • Select OK.
  • On the System Configuration window, select the option named ‘Restart.’

Try to install QuickBooks Desktop and then restart your computer in the Windows Normal mode by following the steps given below.

  • At first, open the Run command.
  • Enter “msconfig” in the search area. Then press Enter on your keyboard,
  • On the General tab, select the option named ‘Normal startup.’
  • Click OK.
  • On the System Configuration window, select the option named ‘Restart.’


If you encounter QuickBooks error 1722 even after going through the troubleshooting solutions discussed above, then our recommendation for you is to take additional guidance on fixing it by getting in contact with our QuickBooks Data Services professionals at 1-855-856-0042.

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