Manually managing business payroll operations is next to challenging, particularly in today’s world, where almost everything is automated or technical. Fortunately, Sage 50 is here to help businesses run their daily payroll chores seamlessly. However, it has been observed that many Sage users encounter Sage 50 payroll update error while trying to update their software. Are you among such Sage users, too? Well, it’s a common error but problematic since it hampers the Sage updates, and we all know how essential the updates are.

Don’t worry. We have come up with this post just to brief you about this Sage error and how you can address it. Continue reading this insightful post till the end.

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Sage 50 Payroll Update Error – A Quick Introduction

As the name suggests, the Sage 50 payroll update error is an issue that occurs while a user tries to update their payroll Sage software. One of the most common causes of this update glitch is the interference of Security and Windows Firewall Defender. Due to this or many other factors, which we will discuss later in this blog, users face Sage payroll update issues.

Sage 50 Payroll Update Error

They generally receive the following error message descriptions: 

  1. Updates can sometimes cause errors with your payroll formulas.
  2. Our payroll reports do not lack any information.
  3. Payroll did not figure any taxes.
  4. While opening a calculated payroll report, there’s an error message stating, “There is a problem upgrading the database.

If you’re also receiving the above Sage payroll error messages, take a look at the next section to learn what actually brings this issue to your Sage 50 software. 

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What Factors may Trigger Sage Payroll Update Error?

Only the technical wrong-dones and glitches are responsible for software errors. Similarly, the following factors are responsible for triggering the Sage payroll upgrade error. Have a look to root out the error better. 

  1. If your QuickBooks upgrade session has failed before, it may later bring problems while you’re trying to update your Sage 50 payroll software program.
  2. Data corruption issues also sometimes become the main cause of the payroll update error in your Sage 50 software.
  3. If you’re trying to download the latest Sage 50 payroll updates using the old shortcut from the Taskbar after already updating it, you may receive Sage payroll error messages.
  4. Another reason for facing problems while trying to upgrade the Sage 50 payroll software is logging in from multiple users on the same network system.
  5. If you’re not downloading the Sage 50 updates by logging into the system as an Administrator, there are chances for facing the update errors in your Sage 50 software.

Quick Methods to Troubleshoot Sage 50 Payroll Update Error

After learning what has rooted the Sage 50 payroll update error, now it’s time to troubleshoot the issue with the help of the quick methods given in the section below:

Troubleshooting Method 1 – Update your Sage 50 Version to the Latest Updates

Make sure you have the latest Sage 50 version, or else you won’t be able to update its related services like payroll further. Here’s the easy method to upgrade your Sage 50 software version: 

  1. Firstly, you must close all the running Windows programs, including Sage 50 and its related tabs.
  2. Now, reopen the Sage 50 software afresh and directly move to the Help tab. From here, you must check for the latest updates for Sage 50.
  3. If there’s already a pending update or any available Sage 50 updates, start downloading the updates.
  4. After this, wait till you successfully update your Sage 50 software. Once the update is finished, retry to update the payroll service. If you still encounter the update error, implement the next method.

Troubleshooting Method 2 – Manually Update Sage 50 Payroll Service

Here, we will discuss a quick method for manually running the automatically downloaded payroll update. Let’s carefully perform the instructions for this: 

  1. To begin this procedure, firstly, you must move to the Windows Start Button. Click this button, and move to the Computer.
  2. After this, you must navigate to the default download folder to find and select the update C:\ Users \ Public \ Public Documents \ Sage Software \ Simply Accounting \ Download.
  3. Now, in the next step, search for the SA_201UP.exe. Once you find this file, double-click the same and start running it.
  4. Right after this, you will get the installation wizard with some instructions to install and manually update Sage 50 payroll service.
  5. Perform these instructions and wait for the successful Sage 50 payroll software updates. If you encounter an update error, let’s try another troubleshooting strategy.

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Troubleshooting Method 3 – Temporary Disable the Firewall Defender & Antivirus Software

We suggest you temporarily disable the Firewall Defender & Antivirus software settings before you begin to update Sage 50 payroll. It’s because the interference of such security programs hamper the update process of Sage 50 services. For this:

  1. First of all, you must navigate to the Windows Start button and search for the Control Panel.
  2. Now, from the Control Panel, go to the System and Security tab. Click the tab, and further hit the Windows Firewall option.
  3. In the next step, go to the left side of the window. Here, you will see the Turn Windows Firewall on or off alternatively.
  4. Click this option, and further ensure that you select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall alternative.
  5. Finally, to save all the changes above, choose the OK option. Once you’ve disabled these security programs, now try to update Sage 50 payroll service. If you still come across the same error message, we suggest you implement the method below.

Troubleshooting Method 4 – Turn Off the User Account Control (UAC) Settings

Yes, sometimes the enabled User Account Control (UAC) settings also disturb the update process of Sage 50 services like payroll. That’s why it’s better to turn off these settings for a while and then try updating the Sage 50 payroll. 

  1. Initially, you must move to the Windows Start button, and from here, search for the Control Panel.
  2. After getting the results, click the Control Panel icon and move to the next step.
  3. Now, right after this, you must open User Accounts.
  4. From here, you must click the given link to Change User Account Control settings.
  5. Once clicked, now you need to move the slider to the bottom level to choose the Never Notify option.
  6. When you choose the Never Notify option, it will automatically disable the UAC settings.
  7. Finally, to conclude this method and save the changes of UAC settings above, click the OK option.
  8. After this, we suggest you restart your computer system to start the Sage 50 payroll upgrade afresh. But, if the Sage 50 payroll update error is still the hurdle, we believe the next method can help you.

Troubleshooting Method 5 – Ensure the Correct User’s Login Credentials

To smoothly update the Sage 50 payroll software service, you need to log in with the correct user account credentials. Follow the quick steps below to verify the login information. 

Sage Payroll Update

  1. Initially, we suggest you right-click the Sage 50 Accounting desktop icon to select the Properties alternative from the drop-down menu.
  2. Now, in the next step, you must choose the Compatibility tab and continue removing the tick-mak from the Run this program in compatibility mode option.
  3. Done? After this, you’re required to verify the change settings for all the users (it’s when the option is displayed grayed out.)
  4. Right after this, you must hit the OK option and then hit the Apply button.
  5. Following this, your next step is to open the Task Manager. You can do this by simultaneously pressing the Control + Alt + Delete keyboard tabs.
  6. In the next step, you must navigate to the Details tab, which is available at the top of the page.
  7. Now, from the Processes tab, you must click the More Details alternative or directly search for the peachw.exe file.
  8. Finally, reopen the Payroll service and then restart your system.

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For the daily Sage 50 software users managing their regular business payroll, facing errors like Sage 50 payroll update error is next to challenging. But now, after reading this post, we hope you have an idea about how to address such update errors. However, if you have any doubts or need professional supervision while troubleshooting this error, just ping us via Live Chat Support. Our team of Sage experts will help you immediately.

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Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)

  1. Sage 50 Payroll calculation errors
  2. Missing taxes error and payroll data in Sage 50
  3. Sage 50 Payroll tax expiration errors

Make sure you keep in mind the given tips to avoid any Sage 50 payroll or tax-related errors: 

  1. You must ensure that the taxes are selected in the Run box.
  2. Make sure to verify the reprinted check stub functionality. 
  3. Check for paycheck deletion or voiding.

A user can encounter the following error codes while installing Sage 50 updates: 

  1. Sage 50 Update Not Installing
  2. Sage Update Error 1603
  3. Sage Error Retrieving Update Information
  4. Sage Payroll Update Error
  5. Sage Update Error 1308
  6. Sage 50 Will Not Update
  7. Sage Update Bits Error

You must perform the methods below to troubleshoot the Sage 50 update payroll error: 

  1. Disable UAC settings. 
  2. Temporarily turn off the Windows Firewall Defender program.
  3. Update your Sage 50 software program.

It’s simple. You can call our Sage support team directly at +1(866)430-0630 or just ping us via Live Chat Support.