QuickBooks Error 15270! Here’s What To Do

QuickBooks error 15270 is a payroll update error that occurs when users try to download the latest payroll update. It usually occurs when user account control (UAC) settings are not appropriate. The error comes up with an error message, “The payroll update did not complete successfully,” and states, update is missing a file. QuickBooks users may also get the payroll update error because of improper installation of the software. This blog will give you a complete overview of QuickBooks error 15270, its causes, and solutions.

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Factors responsible for QuickBooks error 15270

There are multiple reasons that may cause QuickBooks payroll update error 15270. Have a look at some of them mentioned below:

  • The firewall has blocked the payroll update seeing it as a threat to the system.
  • The update is unable to complete due to the poor internet connection.
    User Account Control (UAC) settings are inappropriate.
  • Windows has been affected by a virus or have corruptions.
  • QuickBooks desktop application has not been installed correctly.

Troubleshooting to fix QuickBooks Update error 15270

Given below are the advanced solutions to sort out QuickBooks payroll update error 15270:

Solution 1. Try to update QuickBooks Payroll manually

Before updating payroll, you need to update QuickBooks first. The following steps will help you update both respectively:

  1. Open QuickBooks and move to the Help menu.
  2. Select the Update QuickBooks option.
  3. On the Update QuickBooks page, click on the Update Now tab.
  4. Choose Reset Update first and then select Get Updates.
  5. The update will start downloading in the background and will pop out with a message after completion.
  6. Install the update and get to the Employees menu.
  7. There, click on the Get Payroll Update option.
  8. Start installing the update by choosing the download the entire payroll update option.

If you still get the error, proceed to Solution 2.

Solution 2. Run the reboot.bat file
The Reboot tool will help you re-register the .DLL and .OCX files of QuickBooks in Windows.

  • Close QuickBooks application.
    Next, right-click on the QuickBooks icon and select Run as Administrator.
  • Right after that, choose Open file location.
  • Find the reboot.bat file and click on it twice.
  • While the tool run, a command window will appear on the screen, don’t close it.
  • Restart the system after the tool completes the repair.

We hope the issue is resolved. In case you still get QuickBooks error 15270, then contact QuickBooks technical support team by calling us on our customer service number.

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