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How to manually install updates

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How to locate and manually install tax and service release updates


Service Release and Tax Updates


  • Service releases and tax updates downloaded through Services, Check for Updates are saved to the Updates folder in your data path
  • In a network setup, service release updates must be installed on the server first
  • Tax updates must be installed at each computer using Sage 50, but the order does not matter
  • The most recent service release must be installed before installing the most recent tax update

Section 1: Product updates and upgrades

  1. Close Sage 50
  2. Browse to the Updates folder located in your data path. See How to find data path and program path.
  3. Double-click the latest Service Release or Tax Update to begin installation; if the update file is not present, download at Sage 50—U.S. Edition: Download Portal.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.
  5. When the update completes, open Sage 50 and go to Help, About Sage 50 Accounting to verify the update installed.

Section 2: Tax Forms Updates

  1. On an Internet-connected PC, go to
  2. Click Download and save Peach.exe.
  3. If Sage 50 is on a different PC, copy Peach.exe to a CD or USB and take it to the Sage 50 PC.
  4. Double-click Peach.exe to start the installation.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the update. When the installation completes, your tax forms will be up-to-date and ready to use.

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