QuickBooks Error 1706 Point of Sale Update Problem

How to Fix & [Solved]
Those who operate QuickBooks point of sale solution can face issues just like other QuickBooks users. One error that can show up is “Error 1706: No valid source could be found when opening point of sale”.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 1706

This POS error 1706 relates to installation issues.
  • It could possibly be due to users attempting to install from a removable media. (Fix Update Issue During Installation)
  • Once the error is displayed system can slow down and hang.
  • The installation software is corrupt or executable's are damaged.
  • The Microsoft .NET framework 1.1 on the system may be a beta version or the .NET framework is not installed right.
  • Windows file system may be corrupted.
  • RAM problem
  • Fragmented hard disk
  • Too many entries in startup and corrupt registry

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If you encounter QuickBooks POS error 1706 you can attempt to resolve it with below method:

Method to know how to fix QuickBooks update error 1706:

You can install and run Microsoft system file checker or Microsoft Fixit tool. Follow these steps.
  • Keep at hand the QuickBooks point of sale installation CD
  • Download System File checker or Fix it from Microsoft site.
  • Install and run it and it will repair Windows system files including .NET framework. 
After this, you must uninstall QuickBooks POS software if it is already installed and reinstall it.
  • Backup existing company files and data files to another folder on your system.
  • Launch control panel and then programs and select QuickBooks POS and uninstall.
  • Uninstall will still leave behind some folders and files. Remove them manually.
  • You can also remove entries from the registry.
  • Now proceed with installation of QuickBooks point of sale software. It should proceed without errors.
  • Once this is done it would be a good idea to check for the latest updates and install them.
  • Restart the system and run POS again.
  • Create a new company file with the name of the company and then restore from the backup file.
  • Verify the data.
  • Close and open POS again, connect to other POS equipment’s.
  • You will need to re-register POS with Intuit.
You should now see no errors. If, however, your attempts are unsuccessful & still 1706 update issue exists, please feel free to phone us for a quick resolution. 
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