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This article will let you know how you can install and uninstall QuickBooks desktop in selective startup. A system has got multiple utilities. In order to improve the overall performance of the system, boot time or get rid of the background running programs, the user might have changed the selective startup configuration. Since you may require installing and uninstalling QuickBooks desktop with those configurations, QuickBooks technical team will guide you with the steps and solutions for the same. For live assistance, you may reach our Technical support team .

If you are here, you might be facing trouble installing QuickBooks on your computer. Most of the times it is a third party application such as an antivirus program or any anti-spyware software that causes interference in the installation of QuickBooks desktop. You may install QuickBooks desktop in selective startup mode in order to avoid third-party interference. Selective startup mode will allow you to run only selected programs while starting your windows.

Given below are some steps to guide you on how to install and uninstall QuickBooks desktop in selective startup.

Important: keep the following points in mind before proceeding:

  • The process is totally linked with your windows operating system .proceed only if you are good at working with these or you may reach our QuickBooks technical support team for guidance.
  • Though the process will not affect your QuickBooks Company file, you are advised to create a backup of your file before troubleshooting.
  • Make a note of the license and the product number. You can find it in the product information window.
  • Make sure you have the QuickBooks installation CD for the correct version you want to install.

Turn on your Computer in Selective Startup

Follow the steps below to start your computer in selective startup.

  1. Press Windows + R on your keyboard. This will open the run command.
  2. In the small dialog box that appears, type msconfig and click OK.
  3. Go to the General tab, and choose Selective startup and then Load system services.
  4. In the Services tab, click on Hide all Microsoft Services.
  5. Choose Disable all.
  6. Below the services section, you will find a hide all Microsoft services check box. Unmark the checkbox.
  7. Check the list of the selected services and make sure that windows installer checkbox is selected. If not, then mark it and click ok.
  8. The system configuration window will show an option to restart the computer. Click on restart.

Restarting the computer will turn off all the other programs interfering QuickBooks desktop to install. Now you are good to go with the installation process. Once the computer turns up you can start the process of installing or uninstalling the software on your computer.

For more information and assistance with the installation and uninstallation process, you can reach our experts by calling.

Once you are done with the installation or uninstallation, you would require restoring your computer to its normal configuration.

Here are the steps to restore your computer to its normal configuration:

  1. Open the run command by pressing Windows+R on your keyboard.
  2. In the small dialog box that appears, type msconfig and click OK.
  3. Go to the General tab, and select Normal Startup. Click OK.
  4. On the System Configuration window, choose Restart.

Once the computer turns up, it will be restored to its normal configuration.

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