Why is Sage 50 accounting could not be started after update?

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I'm unable to launch Sage 50 Accounting; it shows an error saying the software could not be started. I've tried reinstalling and updating, but nothing works. Has anyone faced this issue before? Any solutions or advice would be appreciated!

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Hi @DonaldMcGinnis475 


"Sage 50 accounting could not be started" error often occurs due to issues with program files or permissions. Try restarting your computer, reinstalling Sage 50, or running it as an administrator to resolve the issue.


Hi @DonaldMcGinnis475 


When encountering the error "Sage 50 accounting could not be started," ensure all Sage 50 processes are closed and try restarting your computer. Verify that your antivirus software isn't blocking Sage 50, and check for any pending Windows updates. If the issue persists, reinstalling Sage 50 and updating to the latest version may resolve the problem.

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