How to Change My Sage 50 Product Version

Change the Installed Version of the Program Sage 50

With its incredible set of tools and functions, the Sage 50 software has captured the attention of the corporate and accounting worlds all over. Whether the organization is a small startup or a growing business, the Sage 50 software can assist it in streamlining its regular accounting activities with ease. One of the reasons why Sage has made quite a name for itself is that it always keeps its products up-to-date with the demands of its user segments. It keeps on releasing updated versions to empower users with new and improved features. Users need to upgrade their previous versions to the newer Sage versions in order to enjoy the enhanced benefits.

Some of our regular readers have written to us that they have been finding certain difficulties in changing their Sage 50 product versions (from a lower to a higher one). In case you are one of them and are wondering how to change your Sage 50 version, we are here to help you! In this blog, we will discuss sequential steps to change the Sage 50 product version. After going through this blog, you will surely be able to change the Sage 50 product version on your own.

With easy access of the files from any part of the globe, there is no boundation or restriction while working on a software like Sage 50. Sage 50Cloud 2022 hosting has made that possible. In today’s world, a collaborative environment is very essential for continued growth.  The software can be used as per need for managing inventory, cash flow, budgets or payments as per need. Also, the best part is that Sage users can get continued support from the team at Accounting Advice. The team has highly trained experts who can help you at each step at any time.

The needs of the industry have been kept in mind to meet all the accounting needs. If the user is interested in knowing about changing the installed version of the program Sage 50, then in that case the user has to call on the toll-free number to know about the whole process from the highly trained Sage 50 tech support team. Let us explore about this topic.

The Procedure to Change My Sage 50 Product Version

This is the first important step. If you have installed the Sage software on a network, make sure to perform the steps below on the server first.

Step 1: Update your Serial Number

  • Please make sure to close the  Sage 50 program on all the workstations
  • Go to the Server
  • Right-click on the Sage icon on the desktop
  • Select Run as administrator
  • Now go to the Help section
  • Click on Sage 50 Activation
  • Go to Licensing
  • Click on Subscription Options
  • Choose Change your current version 
  • Click OK to continue
  • Enter the Serial Number of the new Sage version you want to change to
  • Click OK
  • Now go to the Help  section again
  • Click on About Sage 50 Accounting 
  • Check if your new serial number is displayed here 
  • Close and re-open the Sage 50 software on the server for the update to take effect

Step 2: If the Update did not occur Automatically on the Workstations

  • Close the Sage application
  • Open File Explorer
  • Browse to the location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Peach (32-bit)

Please note: you can also browse to  C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Peach (64-bit)

  • Open the pchans file for the relevant Sage  version(as for example, open the pchans280.ini file for Sage Version 2021)
  • Modify  the line starting with Version= to the proper version abbreviation
  • Modify the line beginning with SERIALNO= to the new serial number listed 

Please note: make sure to use capital letters and to include all the dashes 

  • Go to the File section and click Save
  • Close Notepad
  • Now, navigate to C:\ProgramData\Sage\Peachtree
  • Open the file  Peachtree [Version].ini 
  • Modify the line beginning with SERIAL= to the new serial number listed 
  • Go to the File section and click Save
  • Open the Sage 50 application
  • Now go to the Help  section again
  • Click on About Sage 50 Accounting 
  • Check if your new serial number is displayed here

Once the versions have been changed successfully, immediately get the new version on the server. Also, changing versions  includes data conversion. The conversion wizard is also there once the company is selected for opening.

We hope from the discussion above, you have got a fair idea of how to change the Sage 50 product version on your system. If you are still finding any difficulty in doing so on your own, we recommend that you should consult with an experienced Sage professional.

What is Accounting Advice?

The Accounting Advice is a highly trained Sage technical support team that offers round the clock assistance on any issue related to the Sage software. The Sage customer support phone number is toll-free and functional round the clock as per the need of the user. 

The team can help with any kind of issues related to the software. It is an experienced team that has years of experience in dealing with Sage related issues. Call Sage support number to discuss further.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Procedure to Upgrade from an Older Sage Version to the new Sage 50 2022 Version?

Please follow the steps below-
🔹 Completely uninstall the old version of the Sage 50 software
🔹 Now reinstall it, with the help of the serial number provided by the Accountant’s Edition
🔹 Open the Sage 50 files and accounts as the System Administrator
🔹 Navigate to the Help section
🔹 Now click the Product Upgrade Sage 50 tab
🔹 Next, enter the new serial number mentioned in the box provided with the Sage 50 2022 version
🔹 Click on the link named Retrieve My Key Code From Sage 50
🔹 Finally, click on the option named “Use This Key And Enter The Key Manually” 
🔹 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Sage 50 2022 version

How can I Switch Between the Two Sage Versions Installed on my Computer?

After successfully adding the second Sage version, go to the File section. Then, click the Switch Sage 50 Version tab to switch to the other version. There is no need to close the previous version before switching to the new one.

What Are the System Requirements for Installing the Sage 50 CA Version 2022?

Before upgrading, you need to ensure that your system satisfies the following minimum requirements –

🔹 2.0 GHz processor, both for single and multiple users
🔹 4 GB RAM 
🔹 5 GB storage is needed for the Sage Drive company files
🔹 Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, with all the latest Microsoft updates 
🔹 1 GB free disk space 
🔹 Internet Explorer 11.0 
🔹 Microsoft.NET framework 4.7.2 
🔹 DirectX Dependency for .NET . 
🔹 Small fonts/DPI settings are preferable 
🔹 16-bit SVGA Video (with a preferred resolution of 1280 x 800)
🔹 Preferable download speed of 25 Mbps 
🔹 Upload speed of 10 Mbps

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