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Download, Install, or Upgrade Sage 50 2024 – US Edition

Download, Install, or Upgrade Sage 50 2024 – US Edition

With comprehensive and time-saving solutions to handle your cash flow, invoicing, taxes, inventory, and much more, Sage 50 Accounting can supercharge your company. Our latest version smoothly combines safe internet access with the strength and efficiency of a reliable desktop solution.

Sage 50 Accounting increases the productivity and efficiency of simple tasks, allowing you to save time and money. It provides you with the resources and knowledge required to make wise business decisions. Other accounting applications don’t provide you with the insights that Sage 50 Premium does. Read the below blog to learn more about Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2024.

The 2024.0.1 patch and 2024.0 are included in this download.

Note: Visit the Sage 50 US Announcements forum at the URL below to subscribe if you would like to receive email notifications whenever a Sage 50—U.S. Edition update becomes available. You will receive an email at the address you used to register for a Sage City account notifying you each time a new blog is posted. This will enable you to stay informed about any revisions related to products or taxes.

Make sure your third-party product is fully compatible with this release by contacting the vendor if you use it to interface with your Sage product. Verify the compatibility of these components with Sage or your business partner before integrating with other Sage products.

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What’s New in Sage 50 2024

Sage 50 2024 Accounting Software (US Edition) was released on October 17, 2023.  

This release is a subscription package that guarantees users always have access to the latest version of the program, and it comes with free technical support from Sage.  

Sage HR and Sage 50 connection (available to subscribers with cloud-connected payroll)

You can link your company to Sage HR after installing 2024.0, which includes: 

  • Employee record sync: Sync your employee data with Sage HR to enable self-service and information management by staff members from any location.
  • Simple to download: Give your employees the ability to view and download their paystubs to save time on administrative HR tasks.
  • Mobile App: Encourage the employees who are often on the go to use the mobile app for convenient access from any location.

Maintenance and Security Updates

  • Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Standard, and Windows Server 2012 R2 are no longer compatible with Sage 50 2024.
  • If you are still on one, the final perpetual license upgrade is in 2024.  Subscription licenses will be the sole available option moving forward.  
  • On March 6, 2024, Sage 50 2023 will become outdated and unsupported.  
  • Your product won’t activate if you use Sage 2020.1 or an older version.  You must update Sage 50 2024 to view your accounting data. 

System Requirement for Sage 50 2024

Minimum requirements

  • For single users and multiple users, a 2.0 GHz processor is required
  • 8 GB RAM for single-user and multi-users
  • 1 GB of disk space for installation; Microsoft Edge is necessary for Sage Payroll Solutions, Sage Payments Solutions, and other Connected Services integration; Google ChromeTM and Microsoft Edge (version 2020 and higher) web browsers are supported when accessing available Connected Services outside of the product. • Windows 10 (version 21H1 and higher) or Windows 11 with the most recent updates from Microsoft installed.
  • Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8; extra space needed: 280–850 MB
  • SVGA video with at least high color (16 bits); Small fonts and DPI settings are necessary; the minimum resolution is 1280×800; the preferred resolution is 1440×900 or higher.
  • Internet access is necessary for all online features and services (for optimal performance, download and upload rates must be at least 25 Mbps and 10 Mbps, respectively).
  • Sage Remote Data Access companies are limited to a 5GB file size.
  • The computer name is 15 characters or less is needed.

Integration/compatibility requirements

  • Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word (32-bit versions 2016, 2019, and 2021) are required for Excel, Outlook, and Word integration.
  • Microsoft 365 Integration: Basic, Standard, Premium, or Enterprise Editions of Microsoft 365 Business are needed.
  • Printers compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Adobe Reader Acrobat


  • Multiuser mode is best suited for client-server networks using Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2016, and peer-to-peer networks running Windows 10. Multiuser environments are supported in Sage 50 Premium Accounting and above.
  • 2 GB of disk space for component installation on the server; a named user account is granted a license when selected in the user maintenance screen. • A maximum of five licensed named users are allowed for Sage 50 Premium Accounting and up to 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting.

Terminal Services

To operate in a Windows Terminal Services environment, Windows Server 2016 or 2019 and the Remote Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Connection client are needed; for Sage 50 Premium Accounting, no more than 5 named users or up to 40 named users are allowed. 

When multiple users are utilizing Windows Terminal Services, the Terminal Server needs extra memory.


Registration of customers and their acceptance of the Sage 50 Accounting software products’ license agreement

Key Points to Remember

  • To guarantee software integrity and security, you have to download and install Sage 50 from a reliable source, such as the official Sage website.
  • For the duration of the installation and activation process, you have to keep your license key close to hand.
  • If you face any kind of issues with the download or installation, you may get help from Sage support or consult the Sage 50 knowledge base.

Download Sage 50 2024

Steps to Download Sage 50

Step 1: Go to the Sage 50 download (

Step 2: You have to choose your product from the given list in case you cannot find your product then you have to click on see more products.

Step 3: You have to choose Sage 50 (United States) Product and then you have to select your version and edition and then you have to click on Sage 50- U.S. Edition: Download Portal

Step 4: Now you have to click the download button and the file will be a .exe file and typically it’s named Sage 50 .exe.

Step 5: In your Desktop, you have to save the file or for easy access Downloads folder.

Installation Instructions – Sage 50—U.S. Edition

Preparing to install

  • Check that every computer satisfies the minimal system requirements. Please refer to Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2024 System Requirements.
  • Close all non-essential and other Microsoft programs on the computer before starting the installation.
  • During the installation process, you have to turn off your antivirus program.
  • Keep your firewall activated and turn on alerts.
  • Verify that the User Account Control (UAC) is at a minimal rather than a maximum setting. You might need admin access for this. Speak with IT staff if required.

In case you are upgrading your current version of Sage 50:

  • Back up all companies
  • Let users log out of Sage 50 before beginning the server install.

Single or standalone installation instructions

Section 1: Download the program

  • At the server, you have to open the program and then you have to select Services, and then you have to select Check for Updates.
  • Now you have to select Check Now.
  • You have to select Sage50_20xx.x.x. You have to upgrade, and then you have to select Download.
  • When the download is finished, you have to close the program and then follow the steps to install it.

Section 2: Installing on a single/standalone computer

Note: It is recommended to install the program path at C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\Peachtree

  • Firstly, you have to run the downloaded installation file.
  • If you see the prompt, install the requirements for Sage 50 Accounting.
  • After turning off your antivirus, you have to click Next.
  • Click Next after you have agreed to the license agreement.
  • Click Next after selecting Auto Configure the Windows Firewall to allow Sage 50 (Recommended) box installation and operation.

Note: The box will be grayed out if Windows Firewall is disabled.

  • Click Next after you have confirmed or entered your serial number.
  • At the query “Will this be the only computer running Sage 50?” Click Next after choosing Yes.
  • You have to select the location of program files and company data files on the Install options, and then you have to click Install.
  • Now complete the installation.

Network installation instructions

Section I: Installing on the Server

Note: It is advised that the program path be installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\Peachtree

  • You have to download the program installation.
  • Follow the installation instructions by running the downloaded installation file.
  • Click Next after selecting No in response to the question “Will this be the only computer running Sage 50?”
  • Choose This computer as the server from the Sage 50 Company Data Files Storage panel, then click Next.
  • Check Install Options, then carry out the server installation.
  • Click Next after selecting Share the Folder on the Sharing Company Data screen. 

Note: When installing Sage 50 on your network, there is a link to view essential information on the Sharing Company Data screen.

  • After finishing the installation, let the software launch and activate.
  • Allow the data to be converted to the new version by opening each company.

Section II: Installing on workstations

Quick Tips for Network Install
  • Always install it on the server first.
  • Unless you are in a Terminal Services environment, the application needs to be installed on every computer that will use Sage.
  • Installing on multiple PCs at once is possible with the Network Installation Manager; simply begin at the first workstation and go to the others.
  • Wireless networks are incompatible with the Network Installation Manager.
  • The install files will be extracted into the Destination folder when using the downloadable Sage 50 installer; this is not the application location.
  • To launch the network installation manager when working in a domain environment, you might need to make sure that the PeachtreeInstaller20xx folder has the proper Windows rights set.
  • While Sage 50 Premium and Sage 50 Quantum Accounting can accommodate multiple users, Sage 50 Pro Accounting can not support multiple users.
  • To begin an installation using a virtual machine or remote desktop connection, take the following actions:
    • Hit the Windows+R keyboard shortcut.
    • Enter %temp% and press the OK button.
    • Click the RarSFX0 folder twice.
    • Double-click the folder Peachw.
    • Click the Install folder twice.
    • To launch _setup.exe as an administrator, right-click on it and choose Run.
Quick Tips for Upgrading
  • You will not be able to use the data with the older release if you decide not to replace the older release and instead convert your data into the current version.
  • The install files will be extracted into the Destination folder when using the Sage 50 installer that you downloaded. This is not where the last release was located. During the installation wizard, the previous install location is automatically discovered.
  • Sage installation and removal do not change or remove your company’s data.
  • Your company will be converted to work with the new version when you open it for the first time.

Installing on a workstation on a network

Section 1 – Update an existing workstation after the server was updated

  • The workstation’s program should prompt to install the update when it is opened after the server has been updated. However, if not, you can manually apply the update.
  • Also, you can manually install the update by downloading it from the Sage Knowledgebase.

Section 2 – Install using the Network Installation Manager

  1. Set folder permissions on the PeachtreeInstaller\Year#] shared folder (found in the Program Path by default) at the server.
    1. On the server, locate the program path.
    2. Make sure the PeachtreeInstaller[Year#] folder has Full-Control access by checking the permissions of your data files.
  2. To open a Run line at the workstation, you have to hit the Windows+R keys.
  3. Click OK after entering \\ServerName, where ServerName is the real computer name of your server.
  4. The PeachtreeInstaller[Year#] folder should be double-clicked.
  5. First, double-click the Install folder, and then the Peachw folder.
  6. Run as administrator can be selected by right-clicking _setup.exe.
  7. The setup will start by selecting the settings from the server.


  • If you have more than one workstation, you can begin installing one before finishing up on the other machine or computers.
  • If the PeachtreeInstaller[Year#] directory cannot be located on the server, the server was installed as a workstation.

Section 3 – Advanced options – Install to a desired data location and/or change the program path

  1. To access the PeachtreeInstaller[Year#] shared folder, go through Steps 1 through 4 above.
  2. When you do a right-click on Setup.exe, choose “Run as administrator.” The install wizard will launch after the setup.
  3. Click Next after reading the license agreement and following the installation instructions.
  4. After entering the serial number, you have to select Next.
  5. Select No and click Next when prompted, “Will this be the only computer running Sage 50?”
  6. Select option A different computer on the network serves as the server and will store Sage 50 company data on the Sage 50 Company Data Files Storage screen.
  7. Click Next after checking the box that indicates you have already installed Sage 50 on the server.
  8. You can choose a mapped drive or click Find a Computer to map the disk to a network share on the Company Data Files Location page. For the data path, a UNC path is another option.
  9. Choose the program files directory by clicking Next. This should generally be set as the default directory.
  10. Click Install after making sure the location of the company data is accurate.

  Note: It is important to confirm that the installed data path on the server is the intended mapped disk or server share.

Installing on a laptop or home computer for Remote Data Access

Through our cloud servers, you can connect to and synchronize your data remotely with Sage Remote Data Access (previously Sage Drive). If you use Remote Data Access on your home computer or bring your laptop home, Sage will access the shared company’s data over the cloud rather than your office’s LAN (Local Area Network).

Note: Both distant standalone environments and current multi-user local network environments for Sage 50 Accounting are advised to use this configuration.

  • Follow the Standalone Installation instructions.
  • As instructed in the installation manual, choose Yes when asked if this is the only computer running Sage 50. You will be able to operate Sage off of your local network by installing this as a standalone installation on your laptop or desktop computer.
  • Make sure Sage 50 is activated.
  • Sage 50 must be closed and reopened for the activation changes to take effect.
  • Next, you have to download your company shared with Remote Data Access.

Any changes you make to your locally downloaded copy of the Sage 50 database after downloading the shared company will synchronize over the cloud with the primary company database and any additional users with whom the data is shared. Similarly, any changes other users make—remotely or in person—will also be synchronized with your computer.

What is my serial number?

Note: By following the instructions on this linked page, you can more quickly locate the serial number of a Sage 50 US Edition version that is currently installed and active within the application.

Option 1 – Purchased directly from Sage

  • Visit the customer portal for Sage.
  • In the top right corner of the page, you have to select Log on.
  • After entering your password and username for the customer portal, you have to click Log on.
  • When you create an account on the Sage Customer Portal, your username will be the email address you use. 
  • Choose Activation codes using the option at the top.
  • Click the down arrow to choose your product from the list of options.
  • Refer to the Status column for the relevant Active Application from the product information. Your serial number can be found in the Serial column.

Option 2 – Purchased from a retail location (e.g., Amazon, Staples, Best Buy, Office Depot)

  • The vendor will email or offer you a digital locker with the serial number if you purchase a digital download from them.
  • If you bought a boxed product from a retailer, the serial number is found below the disk in the case.

How to activate Sage 50—U.S. Edition

  • You have to go to the server or the main computer hosting the data.
  • Then you have to open Sage 50.
  • After that, you have to select Help and then you have to select Sage 50 Activation, Licensing, and Subscription Options.
  • You have to select Change your current version and then you have to click OK. 
  • Now you have to enter your new Serial Number and then you have to click OK.
  • Sage will close automatically and open again. In case it does not, then you have to close Sage 50 manually and open it again.
  • You have to select Help, and then you have to select About Sage 50 Accounting.
  • Then you have to verify the new serial number that is displayed.

Note: As long as the workstation’s data path points to the correct server data path, Sage 50 will immediately activate the new serial number when it is opened on the workstations.

The workstation most likely has a local data path if it does not detect the new serial number automatically. In this instance, activate the new serial number on the workstation(s) by following steps 2 through 8 above.

Manually activate or update subscriptions

Note: The following instructions are assumed on the user operating on a computer disconnected from the Internet. Suppose online activation is unsuccessful and you need to manually activate. In that case, you can email the activation files from the same computer by saving them to the desktop, even though the instructions say to store them on external media.

Section 1: Create the activation file

  • You have to open Sage 50. 
  • Then you have to click Help.
  • Now you have to select Sage 50 Activation, Licensing, and Subscription Options (for initial activation) or Sage 50 Subscription Updates.
  • You have to select Activate manually, if you are updating the subscription, choose Manually.
    • The window offering you the choice to activate manually or online should not appear. Instead, try the following How to have the application compel another Activation to see the Online/Manual Activation options prompt (this is exclusive to Activating Sage 50; it does not apply to updating the subscription).
    • Then you have to click OK.
    • Choose I must begin the process from the beginning and then you have to select Next.
    • Type in the necessary business details (shown by asterisks) and select Next.
    • Save the ActivationRequest.arq file to an external drive, like a USB memory stick, so you may access it from any Internet-connected computer.
    • Now you have to click next.
    • Go to Section 2 and keep the window open.

Section 2: Email activation file

  • Move the external media with the ActivationRequest.arq file you generated in Section 1 to a machine equipped with email capabilities.
  • Attach the ActivationRequest.arq file from the external media to a new email that you create.
  • To, send the file.

Note: You can leave the subject line empty.

  • Within two to five minutes, you should receive a reply email with the file Sage50Activation.sma attached.
  • Transfer the Sage50Activation.sma file to a USB disk or other external storage device.
  • Take out the external media device and return it to the Sage 50-installed computer.
  • Continue to Section 3.

Section 3: Activate the product

  • Place the CD containing the Sage50Activation.sma file into the PC that has Sage 50 installed.
  • You have to open Sage 50.
  • Select Help, Licensing and Subscription Options, Sage 50 Activation.
  • You have to select Manually.
  • Choose I have got the activation file that Sage sent me via email.
  • Select Next.
  • After selecting the Browse option, find the Sage50Activation.sma file.
  • Click Activate after choosing the file.
  • To finish the activation process, you have to click OK.

Download Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2024.0.1 Update

You can subscribe to the Sage 50 Accounting U.S. Announcements, News, and Alerts forum by visiting the URL below if you would like to get email notifications whenever a Sage 50—U.S. Edition update becomes available. You will receive an email at the address you used to register for a Sage City account notifying you each time a new blog is posted. This will enable you to stay current on products or taxes.

What’s new in the 2024.0.1 update

Updates for Sage 50 US 2024.0.1 come with the following:

  • Performance improvements that enable a quicker upload time for payslips.
  • The company name, address, and federal tax ID are now synchronized with the paystubs.
  • fixes the employee self-service integration with Sage HR that expires after a Sage 50 subscription is renewed.
  • When sharing a company through Remote Data Access it resolves an issue where automatic or cloud backups are not complete.

Download and install

To get the update via your Sage 50 product and install it:

  • Choose Services > Updates Check> Run Now.
  • Choose the update or updates you wish to install from the list of available updates, then click Download.
  • Once the download is finished, close Sage 50 to start the upgrade.

Note: You must download and install Sage 50 on the server first if you have it installed on many computers.

What’s new

  • Sage HR interface with Sage 50 (accessible to payroll subscribers with cloud connectivity).
  • Maintenance and security upgrades.
  • Please see our post on Sage City and the What’s New whitepaper for additional details about the new improvements.

Note: After installing 2024.0, you must transform the data from your firm.

Download and install

Important: Verify with the third-party product’s seller that their product is completely compatible with this release if you use it to interface with Sage 50. Verify the compatibility of these components with Sage or your Certified Consultant before integrating them with other Sage products.

Through your product, you will receive this update automatically. Before you receive the update, if you’d like to download and install it first:

  • You have to choose Services, then click on Updates, and then Check Currently.
  • Choose the update or updates you wish to install from the list of available updates, then click Download.
  • Once the download is finished, close Sage 50 to start the upgrade.

Note: You must download and install Sage 50 on the server first if it is installed on many computers.

Important: Download Sage 50 US 2024.0.1

The following bullets are addressed in the Sage 50 US Version 2024.0.1 update, which is currently available:

The Sage 50 US 2024.0.1 update fixes a problem wherein cloud or automatic backups fail to finish when a company is shared via Remote Data Access. To prevent any disruption to your business, we highly advise you to download and apply this update if you use either automatic or cloud backups.

Sage 50 US 2024.0.1 is an important upgrade that prevents the employee self-service Sage HR integration from expiring following your Sage 50 membership renewal. Please download and apply this update to prevent any disturbance to your business.

Also, this version comes with the following improvements:

  • Performance improvements enable quicker payslip uploading.
  • The company name, address, and federal tax ID are now synchronized with the paystubs.

Download and install

To get the update via your Sage 50 product and install it:

  • Choose Services, then Updates, and then Check Currently.
  • Choose the update or updates you wish to install from the list of available updates, then click Download.
  • Once the download is finished, close Sage 50 to start the upgrade.

Tip: You must download and install Sage 50 on the server first if you have it installed on many computers.

Sage 50 Premium 2024 – Benefits, System Requirements, Download and Installation.

Benefits of Sage 50 Premium 2024

Tools to Streamline and Strengthen Accounting

  • Up to five users can enjoy module-level protection with Sage 50 Premium Accounting, an intuitive business accounting program. You may feel secure knowing that your data is secure and accurate thanks to sophisticated user security restrictions, an Internal Accounting Review tool, and audit trail monitoring. Due to local installation on your computer or network, you always have control over who can access your data.
  • Set up module-level security for one to five users.
  • Provide clients with personalized bills via email or postal mail.
  • Create and produce personalized work orders, purchase orders, invoices, estimates, and more.
  • More than 125 configurable reports, including those on finances, jobs, costs, inventories, sales, and more
  • Advanced Cash Flow and Budgeting Track tools to efficiently manage your finances
  • Take total control of your inventory using a variety of techniques.
  • Establish task phases and cost codes to oversee each stage of your projects, as well as the associated income and costs.
  • Free conversion between Quicken®3 and QuickBooks®

Better Reporting for Better Decisions

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  • Adapt pre-existing templates for financials, purchasing, inventory reporting, or sales reports.
  • When making decisions, consider aggregated information from databases or data from several Sage 50 organizations.
  • Real-time data is used to generate reports; no data manipulation or exporting is required.

Complete Control of Your Inventory

Have a stockpile? You’re covered by Sage 50’s Premium Accounting. You can handle all aspects of inventory control, including purchasing, stock on hand, assemblies, and assembly charges, with many inventory modules. Remind yourself to never overorder and to always know what you have on hand.

  • All of Sage 50 Pro Accounting PLUS’s features
  • Utilize any combination of the following inventory costing techniques: average, LIFO, FIFO, and assemblies.
  • Create purchase orders for inventory automatically when it drops below a predetermined threshold you designate.
  • Create user-defined attributes for your inventory, such as color, size, and style.
  • Establish several price tiers for reductions based on large quantities or volumes.
  • You can keep track of warranties, claims, and recalls using serialized inventory.

Minimum System Requirements to Download Sage 50

Processor:2.0 GHz
Operating System:Windows 10 (21H1 or higher) or Windows 11 with the latest updates
Disk Space:1 GB for installation
Browsers:Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (2020 or later) are needed for various Connected Services; Microsoft Edge is necessary for Sage Payroll & Payments.
.NET Framework:Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 with an additional 280 MB to 850 MB.
Display:SVGA video should have a minimum resolution of 1280×800; It is preferred to have 1440×900 or higher.
Internet Access:It is required for online features: 25 Mbps download, and 10 Mbps upload are recommended.
Full Size:For Sage Remote Data Access companies it has a maximum of 5 GB.
Computer Name:15 characters or less
Excel, Outlook, Word:It should have Microsoft Office 32-bit versions 2016, 2019, 2021
Microsoft 365:Business Basic, Standard, Premium, or Enterprise Editions
Printers:It is supported by Windows 10 or 11
PDF Viewing:Adobe Reader Acrobat

Download and Install Sage 50 Premium Accounting

Explore the features of the advanced accounting system, Sage 50 download, which meets a variety of business needs. Its easy-to-download features efficient financial management, payroll, invoicing, and reporting. Boost productivity and acquire accurate insights to ensure the success of your company.

Sage 50 Accounting is easy to download and install, but make sure you follow the correct instructions for your version and requirements. 

Steps to Download Sage 50

  • Step 1: Go to the Sage 50 download
    You have to go to the portal
  • Step 2: Then you have to choose your product from the given list in case you cannot find your product then you have to click on see more products.
  • Step 3: Then you have to choose Sage 50 (United States) Product and then you have to select your version and edition then you have to click on Sage 50-U.S> Edition: Download Portal. 
  • Step 4: Now you have to click on the Download button and then the file will be a .exe file, commonly named Sage50.exe.
  • Step 5: After that, you have to save the file on your Desktop, or for easy access go to the Downloads folder.

Installation Steps for Sage 50 Accounting

  • The Sage50.exe file can be double-clicked to start the installation process.
  • Once you have reviewed the requirements in the Install Shield Wizard window, browse for the Destination folder and then you have to click Install.
  • Please switch off your antivirus program before continuing. After reading the installation instructions, then you have to click Next.
  • After reading the license agreement and checking the appropriate box, you have to click Next.
  • Now, you have to click Next after checking the Auto Configure Windows Firewall option in the dialog.
  •  Click Next after entering the Serial Number from your download notification or order.
  • Click Next after selecting No.
  • Choose this computer as the server and press the Next button.
  •  Select the file locations and installation choices, then click Install.
  • Then the installation will start.
  •  Select Sharing Company Data and click Next.
  •  Click Next after selecting the Company File option.
  •  The installation is finished.
  • Use the desktop to launch Sage 50.
  •  Select Sage 50 Activation, Licensing, and Subscription Options from the dropdown menu after clicking on Help.
  •   Select Activate Now Online.
  •   You have to click OK once it is activated.
  •    Sage 50 is currently activated. After restarting your computer, you have to open Sage 50.

Additional steps

  • Activate your software by opening Sage 50 and following the on-screen instructions after installation. For this stage, you will require your license key once more.
  • Download any updates here: Sage updates frequently to address bugs and enhance functionality. In Sage 50, look for updates under the Help menu.
  • You have to set up the data for your company: Either import an existing company file or create a new one. These choices are found in the File menu.


What do I need before I install Sage?

  • Your serial number. If you are updating from a recent previous version, your new serial number should appear automatically.
  • You will need to enter the current serial number for installations that are being done for the first time or on a new computer. 
  • Check that your system satisfies or surpasses the system requirements. 

Do I have to upgrade?

  • To access the phone, chat, and other forms of customer service, you need to be using a current version of Sage. To access payroll and other add-on services when your Sage Business Care plan expires

How do I know what release I am using?

  • Choose Help in Sage, then choose About Sage 50 Accounting.
  • Take Note of the Release

What is the upgrade process like?

The upgrade procedure consists of three steps:


Verify whether your system satisfies the updated specifications. Please see the System Requirements: 2023 Sage 50—U.S. Edition

To have the installation instructions close at hand, print them out.


  • After choosing Services and checking for updates, follow the instructions.
  • Download the full product
  • Install: Open the Installation application and run it.

How long does it take to upgrade?

  • The 460 MB Release 2023 download should take less than 30 minutes to finish on a typical Internet connection, though this will depend on how quickly your connection can download files.
  • The computer depends on the installation speed by determining its memory capacity, hard drive space, CPU speed, and other specifications.
  • Depending on the machine and network, installation typically takes 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish.
  • When installing on a network, the program will be installed on the server first if installing on a server takes longer than the workstation installation(s). Following that installation, all workstations can have the program installed simultaneously.
  • Following installation, every company will require conversion. The size of the database, the number of versions it needs to be converted through (for example, a database in version 2016 will take longer to convert than a database in version 2018 or 2019), and the computer’s speed will all affect how long the conversion takes. (The years 2022 and 2023.0 are not convertible.)

Is Sage an upgrade or a new installation?

  • Sage can be downloaded as an upgrade or as a complete installation package.
  • The application will update the required files if Sage is already installed.
  • Download the complete application if you want to install the new version while keeping the previous one.
  • You will be able to choose whether to upgrade or install to a new location during the installation process; selecting a new location will leave your previous version.

Which device receives an upgrade first?

  • Sage must be upgraded on the server, the computer that hosts the data before it can be used on a network.
  • Users should wait to start Sage until all of their workstations have been upgraded once the server has been upgraded.
  • Open and print the Sage 50 – Network Installation Manager Instructions after the server has been upgraded.
  • After the server installation, all workstations can have the program installed simultaneously.

Can I keep all my settings when I upgrade?

  • Most of the settings are kept upon upgrading.
  • After the company is converted, some user preferences will be changed to defaults; to modify these settings, select Options, Global.
  • Additionally, the default printing forms will be reset; When printing, you have to select Select Form to make changes to the form (each type of transaction requires this).

To which version of Sage do I need to upgrade?

  • Generally, you want the exact version that you were previously using; for example, if you are now using Pro 2022, you require Pro 2023.
  • Businesses cannot be converted to lower versions/releases; for example, a Quantum corporation cannot be converted to Premium. Instead, they can only be transferred to the same or higher version/releases.
  • Release 2015 phased out some versions/releases; if you were using one of the following versions/releases, you will be upgraded to the release that is mentioned.
    • Complete will upgrade to Premium
    • Premium for Non-Profits upgrade to Quantum
    • Premium for Construction will upgrade to Quantum
    • Premium for Manufacturing will upgrade to Quantum
    • Premium for Distribution will upgrade to Quantum

Will I need to convert my data after upgrading?

  • A conversion from 2021.0 and below is necessary after updating to 2023.0. There is no need to convert from 2021.1 or 2022 to 2023.0.
  • When each company opens for the first time in the new Sage version or release, the conversion wizard will launch automatically.

Can I upgrade by visiting the Help, Activation, Licensing, and Subscription Options pages for Sage 50?

  • It is not possible to upgrade the application from 2021 to 2022 or 2023 using the Change your current version option; instead, you must enter the new serial number you received in your Download Notification email to go from Pro to Premium or Quantum, or from Premium to Quantum.

Can I store company data on a connected external disk to the server?

No, data files need to be installed on a local drive on the server.

Can I move the files to a new location and update the.INI file after installing Sage on the server?

No, doing this will cause Sage to malfunction.

Why is it not possible to install Sage 50 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP?

Sage 50 requires specific Windows components to function, and these components are incompatible with earlier Windows versions.

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