Intuit has caused more than its share of problems in the last few years. Its products were not designed correctly for security; it did a poor job of preparing for Vista; and there have been some nasty bugs and poor design decisions.

Now a new bug has been reported when an update for Quickbooks 2008 is installed. An error message is displayed that might be resolved if you click on the correct button. Reportedly other people won’t have the button to click that might help get by the error – and in the worst case, Quickbooks will have to be reinstalled.

Here’s a description of the issue, and here’s Intuit’s technical notes about it. I don’t know whether this will affect a small number of people or whether it’s an issue for everyone running Quickbooks 2008. Computing in 2008 really is a pain in the neck, isn’t it?

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