In today’s article, we are going to discuss the QuickBooks Update Error 15271 in detail. The QB error 15271 appears on your screen when you are trying to update your QuickBooks desktop or download a payroll update. The error message on your screen will be:

“Error 15271: The payroll update did not complete successfully. A file cannot be validated.”


“Error 15271: The update did not complete successfully. A file cannot be validated.”

QuickBooks Error 15271


Intuit claims that QuickBooks is an error-free software but we would say otherwise. Our intention is not to malign the reputation of the software but to raise awareness amongst the QuickBooks users. QuickBooks is a software and there is a certain syntax that you must follow to avoid such errors. But do not worry as you can get all errors resolved by calling on the toll-free QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1888-477-0210.

Causes Of QuickBooks Error 15271

  • The payroll update (or the update) that you were trying to download was not downloaded successfully.
  • The downloaded file cannot be validated.
  • Deleting QuickBooks related files or folders accidentally or intentionally.
  • QuickBooks Error 15271 keeps showing up on the Maintenance Release page while you attempt to download the update.

How To Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 15271?

The QuickBooks error 15271 can be simply fixed by disabling the UAC in Windows. You can follow these steps for disabling the UAC on your computer:

For Windows Vista Users

  • Press the windows key on your keyboard to open the Start Menu.
  • Now, head to the Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the User Account Control (UAC).
  • Select the Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off button.
  • Select OK.
  • Reboot your desktop.

For Windows 7, 8 & 10 Users

  • Press the windows key on your keyboard to open the Start Menu.
  • Now, go to the Control Panel.
  • Look for the UAC settings and select Change User Account Control Settings button.
  • Choose to turn off the UAC.
  • Click on the OK button.
  • In the case, you get a message on your screen asking you to enter the Admin password or you get a confirmation message, do the same.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Now, choose to turn on the UAC and then tap on OK.
  • Go to the help menu in your QuickBooks.
  • Choose the Update QuickBooks and then tap on the Update Now button.
  • Click on the Reset Update box and click on Get Updates
  • Wait for the update process to get complete.
  • An Update Complete message will appear on your screen.
  • Select the Install Now button in the install update message that is on your screen.
  • Once the installation finished, reboot your computer.

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Support For QuickBooks Update Error 15271

The QuickBooks Experts of 247techsupportnumber recommend the above-given steps for resolving the QuickBooks Update Error 15271. However, if you were not able to fix the error 15271 manually by implementing the steps, get in touch with the QuickBooks Experts by dialing the toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-477-0210. Our support services are available round the clock to the QuickBooks Users all over the world.

QuickBooks Error 15271: Resolve QuickBooks Update Error

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