Fixing the Update Error: QuickBooks Error 15271

Fixing the Update Error: QuickBooks Error 15271
3 min read
30 November 2022

QuickBooks error 15271 is an update error that occurs when you are unable to update your payroll. Generally this problem can be seen when the user tries to install all the recent updates of either the QuickBooks desktop version or the payroll. In this issue you can get a lot of different warning messages. But one of the common amongst them is, “Error 15271: The payroll update did not complete successfully. File cannot be validated.”

In order to fix this problem you will first have to find the root cause and check with the common signs and symptoms. Once both these things are put together then only you can pick the correct solution. Otherwise you can simply keep trying different ways to get rid of the problem error code 15271 in QB.

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What can be the reason causing QuickBooks Error 15271 code?

These are some common reasons that can help in the determination of QB Error 15271. So check with any of these and then head to the troubleshooting part.

  • One of the major reasons why this problem might have happened is due to a current download of QuickBooks software.
  • Also when the fragmented establishment of the software happens to get installed.
  • Also when the window registry on your desktop gets corrupted.
  • A virus or malware attack can be a reason that has caused this problem in your PC.
  • There can be a third-party software obstructing the communication between your software and the server of Intuit.

These happen to be a few of many reasons that can cause this problem. But you will have to combine these with the symptoms to know for sure.

What are the signs and symptoms of Error code 15271 QB?

Now once you have determined the root cause or at least bottle necked a few- then is the time for signs and symptoms. You will have to also bottleneck this and then check which solution will fit the best in getting rid of QuickBooks Error 15271 code.

  • The software happens to crash immediately after you open it. 
  • Also, there can be some data loss or important files missing.
  • Your desktop might work sluggishly and pose problems.
  • Even your desktop starts to lag and respond late to the commands of your mouse and keyboard.

Solution: Update all the releases of Quickbooks Desktop

Here is how you can get rid of the problem. Use this solution because it needs no expert. Just keep following the steps and check for the problem afterwards.

  • Open your Quickbooks Desktop and then navigate to the “Help Menu.”
  • From there you will have to choose the “update Quickbooks” tab.
  • Next, you will have to click on “options tab” and then choose “update Quickbooks Window.”
  • Next, just click on the “automatic updates” button and then on “Yes.”
  • Just finish the process by choosing “Close.”
  • And let the updates get downloaded. 

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After you have updated the latest releases you should restart your desktop. And then check whether the problem is still persisting or not. If it is, we suggest you should connect with one of our tech team members through the number that is given on the website.


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Hey fellas…!! My name is Martin Ward. I am a professional tech blogger. I aim to make people aware of the new exciting accounting software. For the last five ye...
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