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Install Sage 50 Accounts v30

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How to install Sage 50 Accounts for the first time, or install it on a new computer.


If you're ready to install Sage 50 Accounts, the steps below are the quickest and easiest to follow to get you up and running in no time. If you want to use Sage 50 Accounts on different computers, just install it on each one using this article. 

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Important information: If you use Sage 50 Manufacturing or Sage Job Costing, please read this Important information guide before you install Sage 50 Accounts v28.1 or above.

Check your activation details

If you don't already have your activation details to hand, you can find them in your My Sage Account.

  1. Visit, enter your details and click Sign In.
    TIP: If you don't already have a Sage Account, create a My Sage log in >
  2. Click Software, then Active Products.
  3. Click your serial number, then make a note of your:
    • Account number
    • Serial number
    • Activation key

Check if you have a 64-bit operating system

We recommend using the 64-bit version if you can, to help ensure you get the best experience.

If you need help checking your operating system type, check out this guide >

Download and install Sage 50 Accounts

Next, let's get your Accounts software installed.
Click the link below to download the 32-bit, or 64-bit version of Sage 50 Accounts:

  1. Download Sage 50 Accounts 64-bit >

     NOTE: We recommend using the 64-bit version if you can. 

    Download Sage 50 Accounts 32-bit >
  2. To begin the installation, locate and double-click Sage50Accounts_v30.0.171.0 in your Downloads folder.
  3. If prompted, click Yes to allow this app to make changes to your device.
  4. If you don't need to make any changes, such as modifying the installation location, simply click on Accept License Agreement & Install. 
     NOTE: We recommend installing the full program on all computers where you'll use Sage 50 Accounts. If you need more help during installation, click the Imageicon at the top right of the install window. 
  5. Once the installation is complete, click Launch Sage 50 Accounts to move on to the next step.

Add company data

You have four options to add a company:

  • Create a new company and set it up from scratch
  • Connect to existing company data on another computer over a local network
  • Restore a backup of existing company data
  • Download existing company data on another computer using Remote Data Access

Click which option you'd like to use below to see step-by-step instructions on how to get started:

Final checks

In Sage 50 Accounts click Help and then About and check your version is

Ready to find out what's new in the latest version? Read more >