Skip to content

QuickBooks Error 15227

QuickBooks Error Code 15227

QuickBooks error 15227 is an update error that you may face while installing any QuickBooks update. This is usually caused by system instability or the inability of necessary files to respond to operating system commands.

The QuickBooks Enterprise update error 15227 may occur during software installation. This blog post will detail troubleshooting methods to resolve this error and get you back on your way with your QuickBooks setup.

Also, there are several Errors faced by QB users while updating QuickBooks Software or payroll, discuss with experts on the QuickBooks Error Support Number help desk.

What is QuickBooks Payroll Update Error 15227?

Fixes installation-related error 15227. Here, essential QuickBooks files do not respond to commands. Additionally, these files may become corrupted, lost, or damaged.

Below we have discussed the causes and symptoms of this error so that you can timely avoid such errors in the future.

What are the symptoms of QuickBooks update error 15227?

Like any other QuickBooks Enterprise error (or any other QuickBooks Desktop error) in which the error code is accompanied by a message specifying the cause, QuickBooks error 15227 also states that QuickBooks encountered some problems and needs to close.

Some other symptoms of the payroll error 15227 can be:

  • Sudden crashes: The active QuickBooks window may crash unexpectedly while the program is running.
    Unresponsiveness: The QuickBooks window may freeze and become unresponsive when you click or press keys.
    System instability: You may experience QuickBooks errors as well as frequent system crashes.
  • Important note: Although these symptoms can occur with error 15227, missing security applications, taskbar issues, and faulty internet connection are not directly related to this specific error code.
  • Sudden crashes: The active QuickBooks window may crash unexpectedly while the program is running.
    Unresponsiveness: The QuickBooks window may freeze and become unresponsive when you click or press keys.
    System instability: You may experience QuickBooks errors as well as frequent system crashes.

Note: Although these symptoms can occur with QuickBooks error 15227, missing security applications, taskbar issues, and faulty internet connection are not directly related to this specific error code.

Why does QuickBooks Error 15227 Occur?

Here are the primary triggers responsible for QB Update error 15227:

  • QuickBooks Error 15227 may occur due to corruption or damage to the downloaded QuickBooks file.
  • This error or any similar error may occur due to incomplete or partial installation.
  • Virus or malware attacks can also trigger the error.
  • Conflicting background programs that delete essential QuickBooks-related files can cause this problem.
  • Modifications to QuickBooks-related software packages may result in corruption of the Windows registry, causing the error.

Using Cloud hosting for QuickBooks :To make sure you are able to access the company file from wherever you go, QuickBooks Enterprise cloud hosting can help you. The service will let you work on your file from anywhere via any device you’re using at the time.

How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Error 15227?

Following the steps below carefully may make the solution to QuickBooks Payroll error 15227 a bit easier. Follow each solution and then check if the problem is fixed.

Step 1: Re-installing QuickBooks Updates

Consider deleting the files associated with the previous update and reinstalling the QuickBooks update. This is often considered the most effective solution for troubleshooting such errors in accounting software. Follow the straightforward procedures given below:

Here’s a straightforward guide:

  • The first thing you need to do is Reboot your system.
  • Once restarted, open QuickBooks Desktop by right-clicking its desktop icon and selecting “Run as administrator.”
  • Later Check for updates. If not installed, navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit\QuickBooks\Components (where “XX” denotes the QuickBooks version) and delete the file.
  • If not installed, go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit\QuickBooks\Components (where “XX” denotes QuickBooks version) and delete the file.
  • Relaunch QuickBooks Desktop and select “Update QuickBooks” from the Help menu.
  • Download the update again and launch the QuickBooks software.
  • Click “Install Now” when shows up by QuickBooks Desktop Update Services.

In case having an issue with the Windows Millennium edition call QuickBooks Enterprise Support Number to get help on this issue

Step 2: Updating QuickBooks and Windows

An outdated operating system can cause QB error message 15227. So, make sure that your system’s OS has the latest updates installed. Follow the brief steps given below:

Check Windows updates (Windows 10/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP):

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Type “update” in the search bar and press Enter.
  • Click the “Check for Updates” option in the Windows Update window.
  • If updates are available, you will see an option to download and install.
  • Once the installation process is finished, restart your system.

QuickBooks Update:

  • Open QuickBooks.
  • Go to the Help menu and select “Update QuickBooks.”
  • If updates are available, QuickBooks will begin updating automatically.
  • Once the update process is finished, the application will restart and the changes will be saved. This should hopefully resolve QuickBooks Error 15227.

Step 3: To perform a Disk Cleanup:

Excessive accumulation of system junk and corrupted files can cause error 15227 in QuickBooks Payroll. To resolve this issue, use the Disk Cleanup utility to remove any unnecessary files.

  • Run a full scan for viruses and malware on your system files and perform a disk cleanup.
  • Go back to the latest update and check if you see any issues.
  • Use the System File Checker tool to identify and repair any system files.

Step 4: (Clean Install) Reinstalling the QuickBooks Software

If the steps mentioned here do not fix the error, you should perform a clean installation of the software. You can do this manually or use the QuickBooks Clean Install tool.

Hide all Microsoft services
  • Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  • Type ‘Msconfig‘ in the Run box and press Enter.
  • In the System Configuration Window, click on the Services tab.
  • Hide all Microsoft services and disable the remaining services.
  • Go to the General tab and select “Selective startup” and “Load system services.”
  • Ensure that the Windows installer is checked, then click Restart.
  • Follow these steps for a QuickBooks desktop clean install. Alternatively, you can uninstall QuickBooks Desktop manually via the Control Panel.
  • Finally, open the System Configuration window again, choose “Normal startup,” and then reboot your system.

Step 5: Cleaning off any temporary files

Here’s how to remove temporary files from your system:

Cleaning off any temporary files
  • Press the Windows + R buttons to open the Run box.
  • Type ‘cleanmgr.exe‘ and press Enter.
  • Click “OK” or press Enter to launch the Disk Cleanup tool.
  • Select “Clear system files“.
  • Click “Yes“.
  • Check all items in the list of files to delete, then click “OK“.
  • Select “Delete files” to erase them from your system.
  • Alternatively, open the Run command window and type ‘%temp%’, then press Enter.
  • Select all files using Ctrl + A, then press Delete (or Ctrl + Shift + Delete) to remove unnecessary temporary files.

Step 6: Select the Windows Restore option

If none of the above-discussed steps resolves the issue, we suggest you go for restoring your Windows, a simple process that involves the following steps:

  • First of all, click on the Windows Start button.
  • After that search for Restore and click on Windows Restore icon.
  • The window will open, in which you need to select a restore point, after which proceed with the process of restoring the system.
  • Finally, restart the PC and start with your QuickBooks desktop application. You are good to go!

Step 6: Using System File Checker

This step requires inspection of the system files to check for any error(s). To do this, simply proceed to the command prompt and type the SFC command. Follow the steps given below to get better information:

  • Start by pressing the Windows key.
  • Type ‘Command Prompt‘ in the search bar that appears after clicking the Start button.
  • Next, right-click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator‘.
  • Then, type the following command: ‘SFC /scannow.’
  • Press the Enter key to start the scanning process.
  • Let the process complete. Once it finishes successfully, open QuickBooks again and check if the error is resolved.

There are many other solutions that you can also opt for to resolve the QuickBooks error 15227. For detailed instructions, you can contact the AccountsPro team Intuit software experts by calling the QuickBooks Support Phone Number. As soon as you brief them about the problem, they will let you know the exact solution steps you need to follow for the resolution.

Troubleshooting 15227 Error Intuit QB Desktop on Windows 10,8,7, Vista

The nature of the error depends on the version of the software. Hence, when you connect with the experts, you must specify the Windows operating system version that you’re currently using. This will enable them to offer a specific solution to your technical issue. One of the important indications of the problem is when you install the operating system but fail to do so, thereby, leading to the QuickBooks error 15227 on payroll update.

For additional questions related to QuickBooks, you can contact AccountsPro either on Live QuickBooks Chat or by toll-free number. ☎ +1-800-983-3087.

Speak to A Specialist about QuickBooks Software

Headache🥺. Huh, Save time & money with QuickBooks Support 24×7 @ +1-800-983-3087, we provide assistance to those who face problems while using QuickBooks (Support all U.S. & Canada Editions)

 Support – We provide solutions for the following QuickBooks (Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise, Payroll, Cloud) 

  • Error Support
  • Data Import
  • Data Conversion
  • Payment Solutions
  • Upgradation
  • Payroll Support
  • Data Export
  • Software Integration
  • QuickBooks Printer Support
  • Complete QuickBooks Solutions
  • Tax-Related Issues
  • Data Damage Recovery
  • Installation, Activation Help
  • QuickBooks Windows Support


Accountspro Tollfree Number
Toll Free: 1800-983-3087