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Download and install the latest version of Sage Payroll

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How to download and install Sage Payroll v26.1 for tax year 2023.


Follow these steps to install the latest Sage Payroll update. Let's install it now.


Before you install

To prepare, we recommend you complete these steps:

  1. Run through the quick checks in our Prepare to install your Sage Payroll update guide, to ensure your installation runs smoothly.
  2. Open Sage Payroll 2023 and log into your Payroll.
  3. Click Help then click System Information.
  4. Confirm your version number is v26.0.
  5. Make a note of the Program Directory and Data Directory.
  6. Back up your data.

Download and install

Now you're ready to download the software.

 TIP: Installing on a network? You need to follow our handy guide to Download and install the latest version of Sage Payroll on a network. 

  1. Close Sage Payroll 2023.
  2. Download Sage Payroll update
  3. Locate and right-click the SagePayroll_V26.1.exe file, and click Run as administrator.
  4. Select the I accept the terms of the licence check box, then click Next.
  5. Select This Computer, then click Next.
  6. Select Custom, then click Next.
  7. Check the program directory and data directory are the same as you noted earlier. If not, click Browse, enter the correct directories, then click OK.
  8. Click Next, then select the Add shortcuts to my desktop check box.
  9. Click Install, then click Finish.

Congratulations! You've now installed the latest Sage Payroll update!

Next steps

Find out What's new in Sage Payroll v26.1.