QuickBooks Error 12038 generally appears when updating QuickBooks desktop to the latest version. This error appears with the message Failed to download the update. QuickBooks error 12038 is caused by installation issues. If you see any of these QuickBooks update errors, call QuickBooks Enterprises support at +1-888-485-0289 or log on to https://www.quickbooksenterprisesupport.com/fix-quickbooks-error-12038-in-simple-steps/