QuickBooks updates are one of the features that require an internet connection that too working fine. Sometimes you may see the error coming up, this means, and if for any reason your QuickBooks as software is not able to update. One of the common errors faced by QuickBooks users is QuickBooks error 15240.

QuickBooks developed by intuit is one of the best choices when you are looking for software which would help you with your budget management and other financial related data. QuickBooks is used by small and medium-size companies to manage their data in an organized way. There are millions of companies across the world who rely on the QuickBooks accounting software managing company data

QuickBooks Error 15240
You often get a couple of different error messages, While you are trying to update the payroll or the QuickBooks. the messages are displayed in the following format:

“QuickBooks error 15240 – HRESULT XXXXX the QuickBooks updated did not complete successfully”

“QuickBooks error 15240 – HRESULT XXXXX the payroll update did not complete successfully.”

Both the above error occurs when the updating of the amounts to your QuickBooks account is not possible and this can be problematic since it can cause delay the accuracy of the calculation of the financial year.

Error Number: Error 15240 Error Name: Quickbooks Error 15240 Error Description: Error 15240: QuickBooks has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Developer: Intuit Inc. Software: QuickBooks Applies to: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
QuickBooks error 15240 messages can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

Windows 7
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Reasons for QuickBooks Error 15240
There are many reasons for QuickBooks Error 15240. We have discussed some of the reasons are given below:

Degenerate download or fragmented establishment of QuickBooks programming.
Defilement in Windows registry from a current QuickBooks-related programming change (introduces or uninstall).
Infection or malware disease that has undermined Windows framework records or QuickBooks-related program documents.
Another program vindictively or erroneously erased QuickBooks-related records.
How to fix QuickBooks Error 15240
There are many solutions for how to fix QuickBooks Error 15240. We have discussed some of the solutions are given below:

Solution 1

Close your QuickBooks Desktop. And Navigate to C:\Program Files\.
64-bit users: C:\Program Files (x86)
You have to Right-click the Intuit folder and select Properties.
Click the Security tab and select the Advanced button.
Make sure that the owner of this folder is the User group.
you need to take ownership of the Intuit folder, If you have anything other than the User group
Try downloading the updates.
Do the outlined steps above to the following Intuit folders, If you are still experiencing the same issue
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit
64-bit users: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit
C:\ProgramData\Intuit
C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Intuit

Solution 2

Click Internet Options, From the Tools menu,
Select the Advanced tab.
Scroll down and choose Use SSL2.0 and SSL3.0.
Click on Apply and then click on OK
Solution 3:
First of all click on Start button and choose Control Panel.
You have to Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Select the QuickBooks program, and then click on Change/Remove.
in the QuickBooks Installation window, Click Next,
Select Repair and click Next,
In the QuickBooks Maintenance window, click Repair
In the QuickBooks Maintenance Complete window, Click Finish,

Solution 4

Click on the Start
Type “command” in the search bo
DO NOThit ENTER yet!
on your keyboard, While holding CTRL-Shift hit ENTER.
with a permission dialog box, You will be prompted and Click Yes.
With a blinking cursor, A black box will open
Enter “sfc /scannow” and hit ENTER.
System File Checker will begin scanning for QuickBooks Error 15240 and other system file problems (be patient – the system scan may take a while).
Follow the on-screen commands and check whether the still persists or not

Solution 5

Click the Start And In the search box, type “System Restore”
Press ENTER and In the results, click System Restore.
You have to Enter any administrator passwords (if prompted).
To choose a restore point, Follow the steps in the Wizard
Restore your computer and now check QuickBooks is working fine or not.

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