QuickBooks Error Code 15270: 6 Steps to Fix The Error

QuickBooks Error Code 15270 is an update error that needs to be addressed immediately otherwise, not only you will have issues with your new updated program but you may even end up loosing your files. Thus we highly recommend that you connect with QuickBooks Update Support proadvisors now.

One of the most common error that comes into play when update process is taking place is QuickBooks Error Code 15270. The error’s main cause is faulty update link due to which the process either doesn’t start or the stops right in the middle. Error message that accompany’s problem is:

What is QuickBooks Payroll Update Error 15270?

QuickBooks error code 15270 occurs when endeavor to download a payroll update or setup file. Also know the other reason of error when an Intuit relates software program is running during the window start-up or closure or during the installation of windows operating system. This is one of the most critical error code and we suggest you to resolve this error.

QuickBooks Update Error 15270: The update did not complete successfully. The update is missing a file.

What Causes QuickBooks Error Code 15270?

  • QuickBooks installation process is not in proper format
  • Windows program is corrupted or infected
  • When firewall or anti-virus program block the server communication
  • QuickBooks update is incorrect
  • Internet connection is slow
  • Internet Explorer is not select the default browser
  • Improper program files or corrupted QuickBooks program files.

Steps to Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 15270

QuickBooks Error Code 15270

Checkout the troubleshooting methods of QuickBooks Error 15270 are given below. We also have list of QuickBooks Update error 15270 causes. Follow that every fix mentioned is not compulsory, it depends on what causes you have faces.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Method 1: Update QuickBooks Payroll Manually or Download Fresh Updates

Here, we are reset the updates and then download the fresh from the websites.

✔ At first, Restart the QuickBooks and In the “QuickBooks Update Services” screen, click on later.
✔ Go to help section and then click on QuickBooks.
✔ In Open Windows, click on Update Not and continue the steps shown in the window.
✔ Before choosing the “Get Updates” icon, mark the “Reset Updates” field.
✔ Once the update completed, ‘Get Update’ option will be activated, Select Install Now.
✔ Restart QuickBooks.

Method 2: User Account Settings

Operate to Control Panel and go to User Accounts. Open User Account Controls and slide the option to “Never Notify” and click OK. Restart your computer.

Method 3: Select Internet Explorer as the Default Browser App

In (Windows 10) go to search bar in the start window, look for app defaults. Search Web Browser and set Internet Explorer as the default app.

Method 4: Proper Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Make sure that you are using Employer Identification Number (EIN) not Social Security Number, confirm that you have not entered the Service Key. Check this method in your QuickBooks Desktop.

Method 5: Run the Reboot.bat file

Running the reboot.bat file re-registers QuickBooks-related .DLL and .OCX files in Microsoft Windows.

Method 6: Performing clean install of QuickBooks desktop

At this time, when none of the above mentions methods work in fixing the bug, bring out clean install of QuickBooks Desktop might work. User can take help of the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool to fix the issue. After that this process, the user needs to rename the installation folder and lastly reinstall the software


To resolve QuickBooks Error 15270 the user require technical guidance from proficient QuickBooks experts. Intuit has offered some feasible resolutions that can be worked out by the user themselves and are listed below:

  1. Restart your QuickBooks software after completely closing all the applications in the background as well and then click on option “Install Later” in the new screen called “QuickBooks Update Service”.
  2. Next click on Help tab followed by Update QuickBooks option.
  3. Now a new screen called Update QuickBooks will open wherein you will select “Update Now” tab.
  4. Navigate and click on Reset Updates and check mark the boxes before moving on to Get Updates option. When prompted regarding confirmation of Reset click on OK.
  5. The moment update is complete click on the tab called ‘Get Updates’ which will become active only after completion of update process with a message saying ‘Update Complete’. Next step is to restart the software.
  6. Once the system and software is restarted a pop-up notification stating QuickBooks Update Service Message will appear wherein the user needs to click on tab called ‘Install Now’ that will further start installing the downloaded updates.
  7. The last step is to select the Employees option from the menu bar followed by clicking on Get Updates tab which will install the updates successfully.

It is advised before proceeding the methods, user needs to keep trying to access the QuickBooks company file after completion of every method as this will demonstrate the real reason behind this error.

Reach us:

If even after the last step of repairing process your issue QuickBooks error 15270 does not  work, then the user needs to connect with support. QuickBooks Customer support team setup by Intuit to garner prompt assistance in the resolution of QuickBooks Error Code 15270. If the customer support is not able to be connected, you can directly reach out to us at QuickBooks help center at our toll free number at – 1800-865-4183 or browse the website for online chat support.