How to troubleshoot QuickBooks error 15270  

QuickBooks is one of the best accounting software available for businesses. It helps to manage the business accounts with the ease of simplicity and accessibility. Although QuickBooks is the most trusted choice of users for accounting and bookkeeping, technical problems can occur anytime and hamper the user experience.  QuickBooks Error 15270 is a problem commonly encountered by users while using the QuickBooks software. This error code occurs when the user is downloading the latest update for payroll. There can be many reasons due to which users may face the problem. Fortunately, with some simple troubleshooting guidelines, this issue can be easily fixed. So, keep reading and find how you can fix the  QuickBooks Error 15270 on your device. In this post, we are going to provide you with information on some of the most effective troubleshooting solutions to fix the issue.


What are the causes of QuickBooks update error 15270?

Before you move next and proceed with the guidelines to troubleshoot QuickBooks update error 15270, you need to know about the possible reasons behind the problem. Here are some common causes for QuickBooks error code:

  • All the active programs running on your Windows have been crashed.
  • Incomplete QuickBooks installation process.
  • Turned on account settings and blocked the internet connection.
  • Corrupted Window program.
  • Incorrect QuickBooks update.
  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Browser reasons.

Once you know the possible reasons, you can proceed next and find simple troubleshooting guidelines to fix QuickBooks Error 15270 on your device.  But, before you start with the troubleshooting process, you must know about the possible ways through which you can avoid the error.


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Symptoms Of QuickBooks Error 15270

  • Crashes the active programs on the system.
  • Crash the computer with an error while running the same program.

Here are some pointers you need to keep an eye on:

  • While updating the software you need to keep an eye on the update process, and once the process is completed you need to confirm it by clicking the " update complete"  tab.
  • Start the QuickBooks software, and carefully apply the changes as per your requirement.
  • To avoid the QuickBooks error code 15270, you must check and make sure that you install the genuine QuickBooks updates.
  • When you update the software, you must reboot your system. Also, visit the " QuickBooks update service"  window,  click on the " on install later" option, this will help you to tackle the payroll update file-related issues.

Now, let's proceed further and find out the simple steps to troubleshoot the error 15270 QuickBooks software. 


Troubleshoot QuickBooks essentials error 15270: Steps to Follow 

1- Manually update QuickBooks payroll

  • Restart QuickBooks software.
  • Go to the " QuickBooks update service", and choose the " install later" option.
  • Now, go to the "help" section, choose " update QuickBooks".
  • In the " update QuickBooks" session, you need to click on the
  • " Update now" option.
  • Hit the Ok button.
  • Once you are done with the updates,  you can see the " get updates" button activated.
  • A popup notification will appear on your screen saying that " update complete".
  • Restart the QuickBooks software.
  • If you see the " QuickBooks update service" appearing again, hit the " install now" button.
  • Find and choose the "Employees"  tab, click the "Get payroll update" option.
  • Again, install the payroll updates.
  • Click the " download entire payroll update" option.
  • Choose the "Update"  option.

You are done now!


2- Download and run "Quick fix my program"

This program can help you to troubleshoot the QuickBooks error 15270  on your device. To run the program follow the simple steps below:

  • Download the " QuickBooks tool hub".
  • Now, visit the download section.
  • Double click on the " QuickBooksToolHub.exe" file.
  • Proceed with the onscreen instructions.
  • Open the  QuickBooks tool on the desktop.
  • Click the " program problem",  and choose the " Quick fix my program" option.
  • The process may take a while to troubleshoot the problem.
  • Once you are done, restart the computer.
  • If you see the " QuickBooks update service" message appearing, hit the " install now" button.

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3- Set the default browser

  • Click the " Windows + R" key, this will open the run box.
  • In the run box, type "INETCPL.CPL",  and hit the Ok button.
  • Go to the " programs"  section.
  • Choose " make Internet Explorer default web browser".
  • Click on the " default web browser".
  • After that,  choose " Internet Explorer".

These steps may help you to fix the  QuickBooks error 15270. But if your problem is not resolved yet, proceed with the next troubleshooting step.


4- Repair QuickBooks desktop

  • Press the " Windows + R" key on your computer. Then the Run box will open.
  • Here, type " control panel". Hit the Ok button.
  • Go to the " programs"  section.
  • Choose " programs and features".
  • Here, choose "QuickBooks" from the list.
  • Click the " change/ uninstall" option.
  • Tap on the "Yes" option.
  • Click on the " next" option.
  • Select " repair">>`` next''.
  • Choose " repair".

The repair process may take some time, so have some patience.


5-Turn off user account control (UAC)


For  Windows:

  • Click the "Start"  menu.
  • Go to the " control panel".
  • Click " View Opt".  Now, select the large icons.
  • Click " user accounts".
  • From here you can change the user account settings.
  • At last, hit the Ok button.

For Mac 

  • Go to the " control panel".
  • Click on " user accounts">>" family safety".
  • Choose " user account", now open the account.
  • After this, click on the " change user account control settings" option.
  • Hit the Ok button.
  • If the screen prompts you for UAC confirmation, confirm your action.

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Still, getting  QuickBooks error code 15270? Reinstall the software

If none of the above steps help you to fix the QuickBooks error 15270 on your device, you can re-install the software. Before you reinstall the QuickBooks on your PC, you need to remove the previously installed version from the device. After that, reinstall the software and start using the QuickBooks services again without trouble.

However,  if the re-installation is also not helping you to troubleshoot the issue, you can contact the professionals at the QuickBooks support team for help. A highly experienced and certified  QuickBooks expert can help you to figure out the problem and share the instant solution to fix it. The help services can be accessed around the clock, which means you can contact the experts anytime you want and get instant professional advice to fix the problem.