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ezPaycheck Installation Issues and Solutions

     Error description
#1  User Permission Issue
#2  Installation Interrupted Error
#3  Anti-virus and Ant-spy blocks installation by mistake
#4  Network Error
#5  Repair and Remove screen
#6  Your PC Settings only let you install verified apps from the store
#7  .net Framework Error
#8  Warning 1909: Could not create shortcut
#9  Cached data: could not install the correct version
#10  Cannot run ezPaycheck after installation

#1: User Permission Issue

If you are not a user with permissions to install software on your computer, please ask your IT for help. Usually you need to have admin permissions to install software.

#2 Installation Interrupted Error

We updated all of our software in Jan 2019 to be compatible with the latest Windows 10 and the latest printer drivers. You may see "Installation Interrupted Error" or other errors if your computer does not have Microsoft .net framework 4.0 installed or cannot run .net framework 4.0 correctly. Here are two options to fix this issue.

  • Option 1: Download the latest .net framework 4.0 from Microsoft site

  • Option 2: Download the special version compiled for XP and 7 computers

    #3 Some Anti-virus and Ant-spy Applications May Block Installation by Mistake

    According to clients' feedback, the following applications may stop our software from downloading or running.

    - Bitdefender - from Romania.
    Our clients said they could edit the setting to allow our software running.

    - webroot - Our clients said they could edit the settings to allow our software

    - Kaspersky - from Russia. If you are still using it, please read this warning news

    - Windows Defender - You can try the following solutions:

    1. Add an exclusion to Windows Defender Antivirus

    2. Allow a blocked app in Windows Defender Security Center

    #4 Network Error

    Some machine has higher security settings. You need to save this installation package to the local folder and install software from local folder.

    You can open ezPaycheck download page, scroll down, follow the installation guide from step 1 to install software from local folder.

    #5 Repair and Remove screen

    If you see the repair and remove screen, that means you already installed the same or newer version on your computer. You need to uninstall ezPaycheck before you re-install it.

    #6 "Your PC Settings only let you install verified apps from the store" issue

    Solution: This issue is caused by a setting on your computer, which restricts third-party apps and software from being installed. You can modify the settings to solve this issue.

  • Click the "Start" button (at the left bottom corner of your screen)
  • Click "Settings"
  • Click "Apps" (or "Apps & Features")
  • From the "Installing Apps" dropdown list, select the option "All apps from anywhere".
  • Close the Settings window.

  • #7 .net Framework Error

    Windows computers should have .net framework installed by default. You may receive this error if the .net framework is disabled on your computer. You can follow this guide to enable it from the control panel.

    1) Open Control Panel.

    2) In Control Panel, choose Programs and Features

    3) Choose Turn Windows features on or off, and then select the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) check box.
    This option requires an Internet connection. You do not need to select the child items for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) HTTP activation unless you are a developer who requires WCF script and handler mapping functionality.

    #8 Warning 1909: Could not create shortcut .lnk. Verify that the destination folder exists and that you can access it.

    Please click this link for solution.

    #9 Could not install the correct version.

    If your computer caches data, please:

    1) Remove the previous .msi installation files from your download folder. Or you can empty the download folder if there is no important information there.

    2) Exit ezPaycheck

    3) Download the correct version of ezPaycheck.

    #10 Cannot run ezPaycheck after ezPaycheck is installed with no error

    Please refer to this solution if you can install ezPaycheck successfully, but cannot run it.

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    (For Windows and Mac)

  • Trusted by Thousands for Two decades.
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    Related Links:

  • ezPaycheck Quick Start Guide

  • How a add a new company account

  • How to handle both employees and contractors

  • How to handle restaurant tips

  • How to add a custom deduction and withhold it from each paycheck automatically

  • How to handle local taxes

  • How to handle State Disability Insurance (SDI)

  • How to print paycheck in different formats: check-on-top, check-in-middle, check-at-bottom or 3-per-page

  • How to print paycheck on blank stock

  • How to print paycheck on pre-printed checks

  • How to print paycheck with company logo

  • How to adjust check printing position

  • Sample Paychecks