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Download and install Sage 50 Payroll

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How to download and install v29 of Sage 50 Payroll.


This version includes both the new legislation for the 2023/2024 tax year and the legislation for 2022/2023 and prior.

Now, let's get your software checked and updated.


Check your version number

  1. Click Help then click About.
  2. Under Program Details check:
    • If your version number is v29.00.232 or above, your software is already compliant for the 2023/2024 tax year
    • If your version number begins with v28, you need to follow the steps below to install v29

Before you install v29

To make the installation process easier, we recommend that you carry out the preparation steps below.

Admin rights check

We've enhanced the installation process by adding an automatic admin rights check. This helps to ensure that the installer can create and update all files and folders that your software needs to run.

Download and install the update 

If you prefer, you can download your update below and 

  1. Close Sage 50 Payroll.
  2. Now, simply click the link below:
    • Download Sage 50 Payroll >
      • This normally downloads automatically to your Downloads folder. If you're prompted to select where to save the file, select your Downloads folder, then click Save
  3. To begin the installation, locate and right-click Sage50Payroll_2900248.exe.
  4. Click Run as administrator.
    NOTE: You must open the installer with the Run as administrator option.
  5. Click Accept Licence then click Next.
  6. Check the path is the same as the program directory you noted earlier, then click Yes.
    • If the path isn't the same, click No then Yes and browse to the program directory you noted, click Payroll.exe, then click Open
  7. Click OK, when the installation completes, click Close.
  8. Enable background updates >

TIP: If Sage 50 Payroll is installed on more than one computer, repeat these steps on each one.

When you log in to a company for the first time after you install v29, your software upgrades your company data into the new version.

From v29, after the data upgrade process completes your software automatically optimises the database for your company. This helps to reduce the size of your backups, and to maintain error free data.

You've now installed the Sage 50 Payroll update.