Irrespective of the software you’re using, there is a certain system requires that you have to fulfil to utilize its benefits to the utmost. Similarly, you might end up with several issues while installing the QuickBooks Desktop application when you fail to meet the minimum system requirements. One such issue is insufficient memory or disk space error that occurs due to lack of space on the installation drive (generally C:\ drive). When it occurs, the following error message may appear on your screen:
“Error: There is not enough space on drive C:\ to extract this package.”
However, you might come across another error called insufficient memory error that takes place when your computer has less than 1 GB of free memory available. In this case, you might end up with the following error message:
“Intuit QuickBooks Installer- Your system has only XX MB of free memory. QuickBooks requires at least 1GB of free memory”.
All these issues mainly occur while you try to extract the QB Desktop installer file. Well, you can easily resolve it and thus, there’s no need to panic. To fix this issue, you must proceed with the troubleshooting steps mentioned ahead in this blog.
At times, due to insufficient space for QuickBooks installation, the installer will stop extracting the installation files stored on the drive and result in insufficient memory or disk space error. In such a case, what you may do is select a different drive with sufficient installation space. But there might be a possibility that you would only have a single drive on your computer. If so, then you must proceed with the below-given steps:
For Windows 8.1
For Windows 7, 8, 10
C:\Users \Username \AppData \Local \Temp
Note: To install the QuickBooks application without any hassle, you need to fulfill certain system requirements. To get aware of that you can go through this article.
To extract and install the files without any trouble, QuickBooks installer requires at least 1 GB of free system memory. However, sometimes even after having sufficient free memory on the computer the insufficient memory or disk space error pops up. To fix the QuickBooks insufficient disk space error, you can try changing the minimum required memory for QuickBooks installation.
Note: The name of the folder will vary depending on the QuickBooks version that you are trying to install (Pro, Premier, or Enterprise).
Note: If you are unable to find the file in the %temp% folder, run the QuickBooks installer once again. Click on Cancel when the Welcome to QuickBooks screen prompts. The extracted version of the installer will now appear in the temp directory.
Important: The troubleshooting method to resolve QuickBooks Desktop installation errors like insufficient memory or disk space error is similar for the following QB versions: QuickBooks Pro 2018, QuickBooks Enterprise 2018, QuickBooks 2019 and other versions of QuickBooks. If you’re still stuck with low storage on your hard drive, then you must upgrade it as QuickBooks needs at least 2.5 GB of free disk space for installation. Also, the installation time depends on the configuration of your PC.
We hope the troubleshooting solutions mentioned in this blog would have helped you eliminate the insufficient memory or disk space error without much trouble. If due to any reason you’re still unable to install QuickBooks because of an insufficient disk space error, then we would suggest you get in touch with our experts by giving us a call on Asquare Cloud Hosting Helpline Number.