Sage Support for Windows XP

Sage Support for Windows XP

As some of you may know, Windows XP end-of-life passed us just over a year ago. As expected, some developers and programs are slowly beginning to remove their support for the legacy operating system.

Take Sage for example; Sage is used all over the world in small and large businesses for keeping track of your expenditure and finances to paying your hard working employees.

However, the new year-end updates for Sage 50 Payroll and Sage Instant Payroll (Year-end 2015/2016) require an operating system greater than the old favored XP – these updates simply won’t install on a Windows  XP system and without installing these updates you are unable to process your finances for the fourth-coming tax year.

We have been contacted by numerous local businesses for advice and options.

Your Options…

Option 1: If your current computer(s) complies with today’s standards and can support Windows 7, the upgrading the system to comply with Sage’ requirements is a viable solution.

Option 2: The option that applies to most cases – If you are still running Windows XP machines, the chances are they are very old and dated; and won’t run Windows 7. A full new desktop/laptop system is required, we would suggest with Windows 7, but Windows 8.1 is just as good an option.

What we done to help…

As Sage experts, we provided our clients with fast, efficient advice to get the ball rolling.

In this case, we supplied top spec, 2nd generation Intel i3 based PC’s with 8GB DDRIII RAM and huge 1TB HDD’s. We arranged with our client a suitable date for the installation and carried out the required tasks flawlessly.

Tasks included:

  • Data migration from old PC to new PC
  • Sage 50 Account migration and software upgrade (2010-2015)
  • Sage 50 Payroll migration and software upgrade (YE 13/14-YE 15/16)
  • POP E-Mail migration
  • Printer installation

All this was carried out a very competitive rate which resulted in some very happy clients!


Don’t get caught out with Sage’ changing laws and legislation, get in touch today for a free no obligation quote.