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Sage 50 Accounts v30 - 64-bit

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Here we'll talk about the new 64-bit version of Sage 50 Accounts.


Starting with v30, we're introducing a 64-bit version of Sage 50 Accounts. Transitioning to a 64-bit application will be straightforward for most users and in this article we'll explain the benefits of using the 64-bit version. When you install v30, you will be offered the 64-bit version by default. If you still need to use a 32-bit version, there will be one available.

What does 64-bit mean?

Traditionally, Sage 50 Accounts has been a 32-bit (or x86) application. Put simply, a 64-bit (x64) computer can handle more data than several 32-bit computers, so general performance is faster, and using 64-bit architecture is more modern and gives access to improved security measures. 

What will be different?

Running a native 64-bit application also allows Sage 50 Accounts to utilise more available memory resources and therefore perform better, experience fewer memory-related issues, and enhance compatibility with other 64-bit programs. 

 NOTE: Sage 50 Accounts 64-bit is compatible with 64-bit installations of Microsoft Office. 

Are there any risks?

As we're transitioning to a 64-bit default version, we will no longer offer automatic updates for 32-bit installations of Sage 50 Accounts. Updates will still be available but must be installed manually. 

 TIP: If you need to have a mix of 64-bit and 32-bit installations on different computers on a network for example, this is fine. You're free to mix each version and they'll all still work in unison. 

Do I need to do anything differently?

No. When you install Sage 50 Accounts v30 64-bit, the installation process is the same as in previous versions. When you first log in to your company data, it will be converted to the new version automatically. 

The rest of the Sage 50 Accounts program works and behaves just like it did before, with no major changes to the interface in this update. To find out more about what's new in this release, check out the New Release Hub > 

How can I check if my computer is 64-bit?

Follow the steps in our Am I using 32-bit or 64-bit? article.