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To use the best features of any application, it’s essential to keep it updated. It allows you to use the latest and advanced features that can enhance your business and work productivity. But, has it ever happened that while trying to install the latest updates of the QuickBooks accounting software, you ended up with QuickBooks not updating issue? Well, it might be possible as there are many users who have reported this issue in recent days. You might be wondering why it happens. Well, there are several reasons behind it. To make it easy for you, we have listed the major reasons below.

Main Reasons Behind Why QuickBooks Desktop Not Updating

Below we have mentioned all the common reasons that may result in QuickBooks not updating issue:

  • Windows Firewall setting restricts QuickBooks from downloading the updates.

  • Another reason is the failure in Internet connectivity.

  • Multiple installations of the QuickBooks Desktop application on Windows.

  • Misconfigured default browser.

  • The update process can be interfered with due to your Windows computer’s incorrect date and time settings.

  • Third-party applications might be hampering the ongoing update process.


Troubleshooting Solutions To Fix QuickBooks Desktop Update Error

Below we have listed some of the effective troubleshooting methods that can help you resolve the QuickBooks Won’t Update Error:


Solution 1: Check the date and time on your workstation

It’s important for you to make sure that you have set the correct date and time settings on your computer. If not, then you must it by following the below-given steps:

  • Right-click on the system clock on your computer and click on the Adjust Date/Time option.

  • Then, unmark the Select Set the Time Automatically slider checkbox.

  • Further, click on change under the Change the date and time settings. Besides, set the correct date and time as well. 

  • Also, turn on the Set the Time Zone Automatically option and click on change.

  • After that, close the Date and Time window.

  • Lastly, open the QuickBooks Desktop and try to run the updates once again.

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Solution 2:  Check the Internet Connection Settings

Another reason is an unstable internet connection that triggers the QuickBooks Desktop Update Error. To make sure that you have a secure connection, open the browser and go to Chase banking. If the page doesn’t open, you won’t be able to get the QB updates, and thus, you must contact your Internet Service Provider. However, if the page displays open the QB desktop and follow the below-given steps:

  • Go to the Help menu and select Internet Connection Setup.

  • Now, choose Use my computer’s Internet connection settings to establish a connection when this application accesses the Internet option followed by Next.

  • After that, click on Advanced Connection Settings.

  • Select the Restore Advanced Settings option from the Advanced tab.

  • At last, click on OK and try to update QuickBooks Desktop once again. 


Solution 3: Configure The Firewall Settings

At times, when QuickBooks fails to install the updates due to restrictive firewall settings, you might end up with QuickBooks Not Updating issue. Thus, you must check the firewall settings by following the below steps:

  • Click on the Windows icon and search for QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

  • Select QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the list and click on the Port Monitor option. Make sure to note the Port Number of your QuickBooks Desktop version.

  • Click on the Windows icon once again and search for Windows Firewall.

  • Select Windows Firewall and click on the Advanced Settings option.

  • Right-click on Inbound Rules and select the New Rule option.

  • After that, click on Port followed by Next. 


Note: Make sure to enable the TCP option.


  • Mark the Specific Local Ports checkbox and enter the port number in the text box.

  • Click on Next and select Allow the Connection option.

  • Again, you have to click on Next and enter a name for this new rule.

  • At last, follow the same steps to set the outbound rules for QuickBooks.


Solution 4: Run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

Try to use the QuickBooks install diagnostic tool from QuickBooks Tool Hub to resolve QuickBooks not updating issue by following the below-given steps:

  • Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub and click on the Installation Issues tab.

  • After that, select and run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool. It will fix all the installation issues that have taken place.

  • Restart your system right after the completion of the repair process.


Summing It Up!

We hope the troubleshooting solution mentioned in this blog would have helped you fix QuickBooks Not Updating issue without any hassle. However, if you are stuck and need any further assistance, we would suggest you to get in touch with our experts by giving us a call on our Toll-Free Number (855)-856–0053.


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