QuickBooks Point of Sale Unable to start the Intuit Update Service error! Here’s What To Do

QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale encounters various errors. Some of them appear while installing Point of Sale, opening it, or processing a transaction. There are times when users get QuickBooks Point of Sale unable to start the Intuit update service error. The error occurs because of damaged or corrupt installation of Microsoft .NET Framework. This installation error sometimes gives a message, “Error: Unable to start the “IntuitUpdateService” Error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.” Stick to the blog for more insights on QuickBooks POS Installation error.

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Reasons why QuickBooks POS unable to start the Intuit update service

The factors that lead to installation errors in QuickBooks POS are as follows:

  1. The user is working on the beta version of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on the workstation.
  2. Your PC does not meet the minimum system requirements for QuickBooks Point of Sale.

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Solutions to Resolve QuickBooks POS Intuit Update Service error

Solution 1. Keep QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale up-to-date

  1. Open the Product updates page and select QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale as your product.
  2. Follow the prompt steps and install a manual update.
  3. Once done, reboot your computer.

Solution 2. Add a new Windows user

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and enter User Accounts in the search field.
  2. Tap the Enter key and choose Manage user accounts.
  3. Click Manage another account and then create a new account.
  4. Name the new account as Test and select Administrator as user type.
  5. Now log off Windows and use the new account to sign in.
  6. Once done, try opening QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale again.

Solution 3. Restart QBPOSShell to troubleshoot compatibility issues

  1. Close QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale and tap Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
  2. Click Start Task Manager, go to the Processes tab, and click the Image Name column title to start it alphabetically.
  3. Locate the QBPOSShell.exe file, right-click it and select End Process.
  4. Close the Task Manager window and reopen QuickBooks Point of Sale.
  5. To troubleshoot compatibility, right-click the Point of Sale icon and select Troubleshoot compatibility.
  6. Click the Try recommended settings option and follow the instructions given on the screen.
  7. Once you are done, restart your computer and open QuickBooks Point of Sale.

Solution 4. Clean Install .NET Framework and QuickBooks Point of Sale

  1. Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale from your computer.
  2. To uninstall .NET Framework 4.0 and 4.5, go to the Programs and Features window, then select Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or 4.5.
  3. Click Uninstall, then Next, and follow the prompt steps to uninstall the program completely.
  4. Restart your computer and install .NET Framework 4.5.
  5. After that, install QuickBooks Point of Sale again.

This blog ends here. We hope you find it helpful. In case QuickBooks Point of Sale unable to start the intuit update service error continues even after following the above-mentioned solutions, you need to consult the certified QuickBooks expert’s team. Simply dial 1-855-948-3646 and connect with them for assistance.

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