Was working on your QuickBooks desktop application and suddenly bumped into QuickBooks error code 151041? Well, this error is commonly seen when there is a damaged QuickBooks update. Keep one thing in mind that the damaged windows registry is regarded to be the root cause of such types of errors. This error can be rectified with a few procedures, which we will be discussing further in this segment. To get a better insight about this error, make sure to stick around the space till the end.

Important points to remember

Just in case you have multi-user mode enabled, then it is highly recommended to switch to single user mode. And ensure that the mapped file location is appropriate.

  • You would have to select the Ctrl + 1 tabs to open the product information window.
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  • And furthermore, choose help and update QuickBooks tab.
  • After that, you would be required to click and select the options tab and ensure that the information in download location is appropriate.

The drive that you see in the product information window, then the shared download should be set to yes, which means it should be the exact same as drive in the download location. Just in case you are making use of the windows vista, then you are supposed to run your QuickBooks desktop as an admin. Click on to the right mouse tab on QuickBooks icon and also click on run as admin. Choose and click on continue when the system prompts to run the application. Reset the QuickBooks updates and head to the process further.

Update QuickBooks desktop (Screenshot)

What triggers the QuickBooks error 15104?

There can be a bunch of triggers to the QuickBooks error 15104. Out of the huge list, we have jotted down some of the most common ones. Let us have a look:

  • Just in case you are using QuickBooks in multi-user mode.
  • In case there is any damage in the windows registry, then it is probable to bump into this error.
  • At the time of installation.
  • If the installation of the software is incomplete.

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Methods you can implement to troubleshoot QuickBooks error 15104

There are a couple of methods that you can implement in the hope of troubleshoot the QuickBooks error code 15104. Let us explore each of the methods one by one:

Method 1: Installing and uninstalling QuickBooks in selective startup mode

This is the first method that you can opt for to resolve the QuickBooks payroll error 15104. The steps involved in here are:

Step 1: Prepare the data

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Step 2: Start the system in selective startup mode

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  • Under this process, you are supposed to open the run tab and press windows + R keys.
  • Just in case the dialog box is seen, you would have to type in the mconfig and click on to the ok tab.
  • Head to the general tab and select selective startup and load system services.
  • Move to the service tab and select hide all Microsoft services.
  • Select disable all tab.
  • Ensure that the hide all Microsoft services are un-checheck.
  • You are also supposed to ensure that the windows installer checkbox is selected from the list of services. Just in case it is not done, then click on to the checkbox.
  • Hit ok tab.
  • And also reboot the system configuration window.

Step 3: Perform clean installation of QuickBooks

Clean Install Utility - Screenshot

After your system opens, you would have to try to uninstalling and reinstalling QuickBooks.

Step 4: Move to the normal startup mode

After you have installed QuickBooks on your system, then you would have to restore the system to its normal mode. The steps involved in here are:

  • So as to open the run command, you need to press ctrl + R keys.
  • And type in msconfig and click on ok tab.
  • Choose the normal start-up in the general tab.
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  • Hit ok tab.
  • And reboot the system configuration window.

Also read: How to set up QuickBooks Desktop to work from home?

Method 2: Using a third-party cleaner program

If the first method didn’t work for you, then you are supposed to make use of a third-party cleaner program.

  • You would have to first download and install a third-party cleaner software on the system.
  • Further, you would require to run the software on windows. This will scan the system and if it finds any issue in the registry entry, then it will fix.
  • Make sure that your system is backed up and is rebooted.

Method 3: System restore

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If none of the methods helped you, then you would have to restore your system. This will involve the following steps:

  • At first, you would have to open the system restore window on the system.
  • And choose the restore point.
  • Furthermore, click on to the option scan for affected programs.
  • Click on next tab and then click on finish to complete restore process.

Make a note that the system restore would not affect in any way the personal files in the system.

Final lines..!

The solutions listed above are a breeze to resolve the QuickBooks payroll update 15104. however, if they fail to succeed, you can seek help from QuickBooks payroll technical support experts who are available all hours of the day to offer quick assistance. You can reach us by calling our dedicated support line i.e., 1-800-761-1787!


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