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QuickBooks Error 1706: No Valid Source Could Be Found For Product

QuickBooks Error 1706: No Valid Source Could Be Found For Product

Doing business has become a lot easier since QuickBooks came to its inception and got on the market. QuickBooks handles all the accounting and finance-related operations for small and medium-sized businesses. From account management to preparing tax tables, QuickBooks can handle all of these things without much hassle.

But sometimes some errors could throw our work off track. Error 1706 in QuickBooks is one of them. This error takes place when we try to install the component update for Office 365 integration or any other purpose. It could be frustrating. That is why the Accounting Errors helpdesk is here to bring you a simple solution for this error.

About QuickBooks Error 1706

Error Code:Error 1706Developer:Intuit Inc.
Error Description:We get this error message, “Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product. The Windows Installer cannot continue” while trying to install the product.Software:QuickBooks
Cause:The installer file is unable to locate the install package, Office 365 is not installed or active.Applies to:Windows 10, and 11
Symptoms:Windows operating system got frozen, and QuickBook Desktop won’t respond or work.Possible Solution:Clean the Windows Temp folder, and Run Windows in Safe and Selective Startup mode.

What causes Error 1706 on QuickBooks?

We get this error message, “Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product. The Windows Installer cannot continue” while trying to install the product. The causes for this error are mentioned below:

  • The installer file is unable to locate the install package.
  • Anti-virus is not letting the installation get through.
  • Office 365 is not installed or active.

How to resolve Error 1706 on your QuickBooks?

Several methods can be used to fix QuickBooks error code 1706:

  • Clean the Windows Temp folder.
  • Try to fix the registry
  • Run Windows in Safe and Selective Startup mode
  • Disable the Anti-virus

We will follow these simple solutions to get past the error successfully on our Windows OS:

Solution One: We will clean the Windows Temp folder.

Here are the steps to clean the Windows Temp folder:

  • Press and hold the Windows + R key.
  • The Run command will open up. Type %temp% in the box.
  • Select all the folders and files there.
  • Delete all of them.
  • In case you see a message, “the folder is in use”, skip it.
  • Try to open QuickBooks.

Solution Two: We will try to fix the registry

We will use the Microsoft Fixit tool to troubleshoot the problem. Now we will try to install the product again.

Solution Three: Reinstall QuickBooks in Selective Startup Mode

Note: Now, reboot the system and try to install the product in Safe mode and Selective Startup mode:

  • Press Windows + R to open the Run order 
  • Type “MSConfig” in the clear region and afterward hit OK 
  • Presently pick Selective Startup and afterward select Load framework administrations 
  • Structure Services tab, click Hide all Microsoft administrations 
  • Checkmark the case for Disable all and uncheck the crate for Hiding all Microsoft Services 
  • Ensure the container against the Windows Installer is set apart before continuing further 
  • The final step is to restart and then reinstall QuickBooks utilizing the clean install

Fix QuickBooks Error Code 1722

Solution Four: Disable the Antivirus and Anti Malware Software

Simply go through the steps provided below to disable the Anti-virus:

  1. Click Start and type Windows Security to search for that particular app.
  2. Now, you have to choose the Windows Security app from the search results.
  3. Go to the Virus and Threat Protection and select Manage Settings under Virus & Threat Protection settings.
  4. Then, switch Real-time protection to Off. Remember that scheduled scans will continue to run. However, the files that are downloaded or installed won’t be scanned until the next scheduled scan.

All these steps should be enough to resolve Error 1706. The accounting Errors Team suggests you follow these steps one by one and in the given manner. In case you need further assistance with QuickBooks, you can get in touch with the QuickBooks Team. They are a third-party company that is always ready to help you with QuickBooks-related issues.

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1. What is QuickBooks error 1706 No valid source and what can be the resultant reactions to this error?

It is also called an installation error derived from flaws in the operating system, similar components code 1304 and error Code 1642 contain the error while installing the .net patch mandatory for the start or better working of QuickBooks Point of Sale. The resultant reaction to QuickBooks Error 1706 is system slowdown and slow response from the system. In case several applications are running on your system it can also lead to a PC crash or sudden stoppage due to this error.

2. What are the various factors that lead to QuickBooks error 1706?

Listed below are the various factors that can cause QuickBooks error 1706 to occur:

💠 Microsoft.NET Framework is not available or updated 
💠 You may have an incompatible or an inferior version of the .NET Framework or it hasn’t been properly configured or installed 
💠 The installer application is damaged or corrupted
💠 Your installer file might be very old or damaged in case you’re trying to install the QB POS
💠 Unnecessary Windows startup applications
💠 QuickBooks POS system files are over-fragmented 
💠 Windows registry errors are linked to QuickBooks POS.

3. How do we resolve QuickBooks error 1706?

You can fix QuickBooks error 1706 in various ways:

💠 Log in as the appropriate users with the correct permissions
💠 Use Windows installation cleanup utility 
💠 Starting the installation through a UNC path instead of a Mapped Drive 
💠 Reinstall the operating system

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