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How do I install Sage 50?

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  • Log in to the Windows profile with Administrator rights
  • If you are a new customer, view our Welcome Centre 

Installing on workstations:

Installing on servers:

Reinstalling Sage 50:

  1. In Windows 10, Right click the Start menu and click Programs and Features/Apps and Features.
  2. Select your version of Sage 50 from the list.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. Reinstall the program from the Installer Files folder in C:\Sage.

Full Installation Steps:

  1. If you have the Sage 50 Accounting installation CD, insert it into your DVD/CD Drive.
  2. If you have downloaded Sage 50 software, double-click the installer file.
    • SA_202**CP1.exe
  3. If the older version of Sage 50 downloaded the update on your workstation, and you need the file for your server.
    • Go to the download folder located in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sage Software\Simply Accounting\Download
    • Copy SA_202**CP1.exe to your server and run the executable from your server
    • Search in Windows for SA_202**CP1.exe, then run the file
  4. See The Welcome Centre for all currently available downloads and supported versions.
  5. Depending on your computer settings, you could see a similar message: "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?".
  6. Select Yes to continue.
  7. Select Next to continue.
    • By default, the wizard extracts the installer files to C:\Sage\Sage 50 Accounting Installer Files - CDN Release 202x.x
  8. Select Install Sage 50 to start the installation process.
  9. Select your language, then select OK to proceed.
  10. Select Yes to have your firewall automatically configured.
  11. Select your installation type.
    • If you are installing on your server and will not be using Sage 50 on this computer
      Select Advanced and then choose Server Only to install only the Connection Manager
    • If you plan on using Sage 50 on this computer click Typical to continue
  12. If you have a previous version of Sage 50 installed on this computer and you need the latest version.
    • The installation will retrieve the activation codes automatically if the computer is connected to the internet
    • Select Next to continue automatically or select No thanks if you want to activate manually and then enter your serial number
  13. Read and select I agree to accept the terms of the license agreement.
  14. Select Finish.