Re: Quickbooks Pro 2005 does not install in MS Vista
You do realize that the first QB version supported on Vista is QB 2007.
"kevinboer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> After a lot of fiddling, I was able to get Quickbooks 2005 to work on
> Windows Vista. Here are the steps I took, cobbling together pieces of
> advice from various online forums; your mileage may vary. Not all of
> these steps may be necessary in your case.
> 1) Uninstall whatever version of Flash you currently have.
> 2) Uninstall whatever version of Microsoft .NET framework you currently
> 3) Reboot
> 4) Unpack the Quickbooks installation files
> 5) Within the Quickbooks installation files you'll see a folder called
> THIRDPARTY, and in that folder you'll see another one called DOTNET11.
> Within the DOTNET11 folder you'll see the executable dotnetfx.exe Run
> that file to install the Microsoft .NET framework 1.1 (which Quickbooks
> 6) Reboot
> 7) Install Quickbooks; the installation process likes to have Flash 7
> available so it can show you a bunch of promo videos, but if Flash isn't
> installed on your computer (and it won't be if you've followed number 1
> above), the installation still runs fine, and you simply don't get the
> promo videos.
> 8) Set Quickbooks to run in Windows XP SP 2 mode, disable visual themes
> for the executable, and you may need to run as administrator. To do
> a) Find the Quickbooks executable file
> b) Right click on it and choose Properties
> c) Select the Compatibility Mode tab
> d) Choose "Run this program in compatibility mode for" Windows XP SP2
> e) Choose "Disable Visual Themes"
> f) Choose "Run as Administrator"
> 9) Run Services.msc, and for the Protected Storage Service, start it,
> and set it to automatic.
> 10) Run Quickbooks and download and install the needed updates.
> 1) I haven't yet re-installed Flash; I doubt that doing so will affect
> Quickbooks as it only appears to want Flash for the install process.
> 2) I haven't yet installed an upgraded version of Microsoft .NET; I
> have no idea whether doing so will harm QuickBooks. For now I'll stick
> with Microsoft .NET 1.1 and will only install a later version if I
> absolutely have to.