QuickBooks accounting software is trusted by millions of business owners from across the globe. Sometimes the software can fall into errors that can hamper your work flow easily. QuickBooks Installation errors are such issues that so many users can come across. You may face QuickBooks installation error due to insufficient space in your system. If you are also getting this error then it means that your system has less than 1 GB of minimum storage space available. You may face this error during or after extracting the QuickBooks Desktop Installer:

  • Error: There is not enough space on drive C:\ to extract this package.*
  • Your system has only xxxMB of free memory. QuickBooks requires at least 1GB of free memory.

In this article, we will be providing you the steps to resolve the installation issues as per the error that you are getting. You can also get in touch with us at QuickBooks Payroll Support Number +1800-324-6955 toll-free to get instant support for your issues.

Error: There is not enough space on drive C:\ to extract this package

If you want to resolve this error then you need to setup folder and access permission and remove all the temporary and cache files,

Step 1: Set up folder and access permissions

For Windows 10, 8 and 7 Users

  • Open the Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys
  • Navigate to C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Temp
  • Right-click on Temp folder and then select Properties > Sharing > Share
  • Add the Windows User Profile you’re currently logged in to and the QBDataServiceUser that corresponds to the year edition of your QuickBooks.
  • Provide the Full Control for both users and then click on

For Windows 8.1

  • Select the folder and click on Share
  • Choose Advanced Security > Add > Select a principal
  • Select the user and then click on OK
  • Click on Full Control and then OK

Step 2: Delete files from the %temp% folder

  • Open the run command by pressing Windows + R keys
  • Type %temp% and hit enter
  • Press CTRL + A and then select If you face any error then you need to close the application which is causing the issue and then try again to delete the files.
  • Try to extract the installer package again. The file name depends on the edition and version of your QuickBooks. To extract the installer, you can:
    • Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen steps.
    • Use an existing file extractor installed to unpack the installer.

Error: Your system has only xxxMB of free memory. QuickBooks requires at least 1GB of free memory

Downloaded QuickBooks Installer

  • Open the run command by pressing the Windows + R keys
  • Type %Temp% and hit enter
  • Browse the folder created by the setup. Copy and paste the QuickBooks folder on your Desktop
  • In the QuickBooks folder, open QBooks
  • Right-click on xml file and then click on Edit
  • Look for MinRequirements
  • Change 1000 MB to 0 MB
  • Go to the File menu and click on Save from the drop-down list.
  • Navigate to the main installation folder and run the exe file

CD QuickBooks Installer

  • Go to the CD drive and copy the QBooks and ThirdParty to your Desktop.
    • Insert the QB installation disk. If the installshield wizard opens up, close it.
    • Right-click on the installer and select Explore
    • Select the QBooks and ThirdParty Right-click and select Copy.
    • Paste the folders on the Desktop
  • Open the QBooks folder from your Desktop
  • Right-click on the xml file and click on Edit.
  • Look for MinRequirements
  • Change 1000 MB to 0 MB
  • Go to the File menu and click on Save from the drop-down list.
  • Go to the installation folder and run the exe file

Technical Support For QuickBooks Installation Errors

The above mentioned steps will help you in resolving the Installation error which is causing due to the insufficient storage space of your system. However, if the error is still around or you are not able to understand any of the step then you can contact our toll-free QuickBooks Technical Support Number +1800-324-6955.

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