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Let me help you get through with this error, @janieblair.
Error 15242 appears when you're attempting to use and update your payroll account. This error message specifies that you can’t install and download payroll updates on your system.
To fix this error, follow the steps below:
I’m also adding this article you can check for further resources on how to fix error when updating Desktop or Payroll.
Keep me posted if you have further concerns about this error. I’ll be around to help.