How To Eliminate QuickBooks Desktop Error 15271 Windows 10/11?

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I'm encountering QuickBooks Desktop Error 15271 while trying to update my software. The error message says, "The payroll update did not complete successfully. Error 15271: The update is missing a file." What steps can I take to resolve this issue? I need a detailed troubleshooting guide to fix this error and ensure my QuickBooks updates smoothly.

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Hi @Charles12paul,


QuickBooks Desktop Error 15271 occurs during updates when a file cannot be validated. Resolve it by turning off User Account Control (UAC), running QuickBooks as an administrator, and ensuring the latest updates are installed. Restart your computer after making changes.


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