The Sage 50 Payroll Update Error happens when the user has not to download the update properly or the file from the update is missing or corrupted. There are various reasons that cause you the same error in your Sage 50 account while updating the payroll. You have to fix it by applying the solution and then the issue is resolved on your own.

Causes of Sage 50 Payroll Update Error

There can be many reasons for not upgrading your Sage 50 accounting software. Out of which, some of the highlights over errors and their causes we are discussing about.

  • Download failed (AUSE004)
  • Computer is not connected to the internet (AUSE003)
  • Free minimum disk space available (AUSE005)
  • “User Account Control” if turned on
  • Specific Sage update could not be found (AUSE002)
  • “Unknown error” occurred (AUSE099)

Also Read : Sage Error code AUSE002

Steps to fix Sage 50 Payroll Update Error?

  • Download failed (AUSE004) – Check if you can surf to any other web page. Ex- or if you are on proxy server, check if your proxy settings are aligned.
  • Computer is not connected to the internet (AUSE003) – It can also be rectified using the above method.
  • Free minimum disk space available (AUSE005) – You need to check whether you have minimum disk space available to meet the update requirements.
  • “User Account Control” should be turned on – A security infrastructure that might create problem while setting up new update.
  • Specific Sage update could not be found (AUSE002) – Try to surf to any other web page. or if you are using proxy server, try to rectify correct proxy settings.
  • “Unknown error” occurred (AUSE099) – if you are using proxy server, try to rectify correct proxy settings or test your access to the required websites.

There are different Sage 50 Payroll update errors that cause because of the different or same reasons while updating the Sage account.  The various errors with their solving methods are mentioned below.

You get to know about the Sage 50 Payroll update error; as there are various errors with their reasons and solutions. You must know about the error to fix it before proceeding further. In case of any other queries or issues, get connect with the Sage customer helpdesk team, and get all the solutions. So, whenever you want to connect you can by ringing the toll-free number of Sage helpdesk . Also, you can email at or do a Sage 50 live chat with professionals.


1. Why I have to update the Sage 50 Payroll?

The Sage 50 Payroll has to update on time to time basis so that you won’t get any issues while working on your account. Many of the errors and issues got resolved by just doing the Sage 50 payroll update.

2. Can I update the Sage from the software itself or have to download it again?

No, you don’t have to download it again. You can do update the software from your Sage 50 account that is an automatic update and also do it manually as well. In automatic, you have to just click on update and then it downloads the file and then starts the installation itself. But in the manual you have to go to downloads and then double-click the file to start the update installation.

3. Is it important to be an admin to fix the Sage 50 update error?

Yes, it is important because many of the rights are only given to the Admin only. For this, you have to log in and run your software as the Administrator.