What is QuickBooks Error 15240 & How to fix it?

QuickBooks is one of the most prominent Accounting software out there. Since its inception, QuickBooks has single-handedly changed the entire accounting industry with its industry-leading umpteen features and innumerable functional tools.

From time to time, QuickBooks releases new tools and upgrades according to the demand and new market trends. To utilize QuickBooks to its very limits, Users need to regularly upgrade their current QuickBooks to the latest version available.

How To Fix QuickBooks Error 15240

Sometimes Users get errors on their computer screens when they are trying to update their QuickBooks to the latest version. QuickBooks Error 15240 is one of the errors because of which you would not be able to download and install the latest version released by Intuit. Below we are mentioning all the messages that might come up on your screen if you face the QuickBooks Error 15240.

Error 15240: HRESULT XXXXX The Payroll Update Did Not Complete Successfully.”

Error 15240: HRESULT XXXXX The QuickBooks Update Did Not Complete Successfully.”

“The error (qbupdate_error_package_install_FCS_file_nowritepermission) is returned by the File Copy Service (FCS)”

Error 15240: The update did not complete successfully or the file specified cannot be opened”

“File Exists: The file specified cannot be opened. Ensure that it is not being used by any other program or application.”

You can try to solve this error on your own by following the solutions given in this article or you can dial the toll-free QuickBooks Payroll Support Phone Number at +1888-382-9112 and connect to one of our QuickBooks Experts. They will not only solve the error but also run a deep scan to dig out any hidden errors so that you can rest assured that your QuickBooks is safe and running.


  • Close your QuickBooks if it is open on your screen.
  • Go to the desktop and look for QuickBooks icon. Right-click on the icon and select “Run QuickBooks as an Administrator”. If the error still shows up on your screen move on to the next solution.
  • Make sure that the SSL2 tab is checked in the Internet options. Restart your QuickBooks, if the error persists, move on to the next solution.
  • Reinstall your QuickBooks with the help of Clean Install tool. All the files will be removed; this is a necessary step for making sure that the data causes no interference with a fresh installation of QuickBooks on your computer.

The solutions mentioned above should get rid of the QuickBooks Error 15420. However, if the error still persists or you face any technical difficulty, you can dial the QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-382-9112 without hesitation. Our QuickBooks Experts are at your service 24×7.

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