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Section I: Using the Sage Download Manger

Note: The Sage Download Manager requires .NET Framework 4.0 in order to be installed; if using Windows 8 or 8.1, skip to Section II

  1. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, refer to link in Additional InformationNote: If after downloading you receive a notification that .Net 4.0 or better is already installed, skip to Section II
  2. Restart the computer
  3. Return to the Sage 50 download page, and then click Download Now
  4. Verify you can now download Sage 50

Section II: Browser incompatibility

  • If using Firefox, install the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant extension
  • If using Internet Explorer 10 or 11:
    1. Press ALT to show the menu bar at the top of the Internet Explorer window
    2. Select Tools, then click Compatibility View Settings
    3. Under Add this website, enter
    4. Select Add
    5. Select Close
  • Return to the Sage 50 download page, then select Download Now

Section III: Using the Direct File Download link

If the above steps do not resolve the issue, click the direct file download link at the end of the Important Notice on the Sage 50 download page. If using Google Chrome, it is recommended to use this method to download Sage 50 US.

Resolution for Issue 'Do I need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 in order to download?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Sage Community forums.
Disclaimer: Accounting File Repair Support is an independant provider of database-related services and is not affiliated with Sage or Intuit.

Do I need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 in order to download?: this issue or error code is a known issue related to Sage accounting products. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Sage issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If you are experiencing too many issues, you may want to convert Sage 50 to Quickbooks. See also: export Sage 50 Quantum to Sage 50 Pro/Premium or export Sage. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by contacting Sage Repair or by using other support options.

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