Skip to content
logo Knowledgebase

1. Download and install the latest version of Sage Payroll

Created on  | Last modified on 


This guide takes you through how to download and install the year end update for Sage Payroll. This installs v24.4 for 2021 and v25.0 for 2022.


This is step 1 of the 4 steps to completing your Payroll year end. You can see all 4 steps here.

NOTE: Install your Sage Payroll software update by midnight on 20 December 2021 and win a pair of Apple Airpods! Find out how >


I know what I'm doing, go straight to the download

If you don't need help to install, you can 

Help me to download and install

Watch the video

Before you install

Before we download the update, let's check the version you're currently using.

  1. Login to your computer as an administrator. Find out how >
  2. Open Sage Payroll 2021 and log into your Payroll.
  3. Click Help then click System Information.
  4. Confirm your version number is v24.0 or above.
  5. Make a note of the Program Directory and Data Directory.
  6. Back up your data.

Download and install

Now we've checked your directories and backed up your data, let's download the software.

 TIP: Installing on a network? You'll need to follow slightly different steps.

  1. Close Sage Payroll 2021.
  2. Download Sage Payroll update >
  3. Double-click the file that downloads - Sage_Payroll_v24.4.exe.
  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 and data directories 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 Sage Payroll year end update. You're now ready to move onto step 2 to complete the tax year.