QuickBooks Error 1904: [2] failed to register, while installing. How to fix?

QuickBooks Error 1904: [2] failed to register, while installing. How to fix?

QuickBooks Error 1904: [2] failed to register, while installing. How to fix?

Quickbooks error 1904

This mistake can also happen when you are installing QuickBooks Desktop after upgrading your operating system (like from Windows Vista to Windows 7) and your computer was not reset after the upgrade.

How to Resolve Error 1904: [file path / name / extension] failed to register

There are some special cases need a different access. Expect that you have one of the special cases below, which run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool.

How to Activate Built-in Administrator (Hidden Admin)

Step 1: Activate the Built-in Administrator

  • Press the Windows key once, on your keyboard.
  • Write in CMD. Right-tap CMDCommand Promptcmd.exe and choose Run as Administrator.
  • On the command prompt window, write in net user administrator /active: yes and press Enter.

Quick tip: If you see an error, write in net user administrator /active instead.

  • You may need to use Additional instructions on Safe mode from Microsoft.

Step 2: Switch to the Built-in Administrator Account

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click Switch User, on your keyboard

Windows 8 users Press the Windows key and tap the user icon on the upper right of your screen.

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and choose the default Administrator account.

Step 3: Hide the Built-in Administrator account (as it was before)

  • Press the Windows key once, on your keyboard.
  • Write in CMD. Right-tap CMDCommand Promptcmd.exe and choose Run as Administrator.
  • Write in net user administrator /active: no and press Enter, on the command prompt window.

Step 4: Alteration the Security Settings of the installation directory

  • Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files.
  • Right-tap the Common Files folder and choose Properties.
  • Under the Security tab, tap Edit.
  • Then Under Group or user names, choose Users.
  • Under Permissions for users, choose to allow for the following permissions:
      • Modify
      • Read & Execute
      • List Folder Contents
      • Read
      • Write
  • Tap Apply and OK.

Step 5: Install QuickBooks

  • Try installing QuickBooks Desktop.
  • After installing QuickBooks Desktop, switch to your original user sign in.

We hope, this will help you to resolve your QuickBooks error Error 1940. If you are not satisfied with this solution, please call us our QuickBooks help service. And talk to our Intuit Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor at toll-free number +1-800-536-0613 and get instant help.

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