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Walk Through QuickBooks Stuck on Installing ABS PDF Driver Screen

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Reasons for QuickBooks Stuck Installing ABS PDF Driver Screen

  • QuickBooks lacks the required permissions or storage required to be installed. 
  • The crucial Windows and Microsoft components such as Microsoft MSXML, Windows Installer, or .NET Framework are missing.
  • Windows Defender, firewall, or antivirus might interfere with the installation of QuickBooks Desktop.
  • The network connection is slow, unstable, or poor.
  • The OCX files required by ABS PDF Driver might be missing or damaged.

Solutions for When QuickBooks Stuck on Installing ABS PDF Driver Screen

First, download and install QB Tool Hub on your PC. Now, launch the Tool Hub and follow the steps given below.

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  • Navigate to the tab for Program Problems
  • Click on Quick Fix My Program.
  • Open the Start menu, type in Run, and hit Enter. Select Run to open it.
  • In the run window, enter %TEMP% and select OK.
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  • Click on the Temp folder.
  • Find the folder named Prx_usXXrX or Enterprise_usXXrX.
  • Go to the Third Party folder and click on ABS.
  • When you see the ABSPDF412Setup file, double-click on it to run it. This will begin the installation.
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  • Open QB Tool Hub and navigate to the Program Problems tab. 
  • Click on QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool
  • Let the tool finish repairing.


1. What is an ABS PDF driver?

QuickBooks requires an ABS PDF Driver to carry out PDF operations. ABS PDF Driver is a Microsoft component that facilitates the smooth printing of transactions.

2. How do I reinstall QuickBooks PDF Converter?

Open the Control Panel and go to Devices and Printers. Right-click on a printer icon and choose Printer Server Properties. Click on the Drivers tab, followed by QuickBooks PDF Converter, and select Remove. After that, open QuickBooks Desktop and try saving a document as a PDF, this will reinstall the QuickBooks PDF converter.

3. Do I need ABS PDF installed on my computer?

You need ABS PDF installed on your computer if you run QuickBooks and utilize PDF and print features in it. When installing QuickBooks Desktop, it automatically installs ABS PDF Driver as it is a crucial component.

4. How to fix the missing PDF component in QuickBooks Desktop?

1. Here is how you can troubleshoot the PDF component in QB Desktop:
a. Open the QuickBooks Tools Hub and go to Program Problems.
b. Click on the button for QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool.
c. Allow the tool to take its time and once it is done, restart QB and save a document as PDF to check if the issue has been resolved. 

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