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Running Ace Payroll From A Memory Stick

  • Because of the way Ace Payroll has been developed it can be run directly from a memory stick.
  • This can be useful if you are travelling or want to work from a number of different computers.
  • The tutorial shows how to set up a memory stick to run Ace Payroll. The tutorial assumes you already have Ace Payroll installed on a computer and shows how to migrate to a memory stick.
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The first step is copying Ace Payroll to your memory stick.

Plug your memory stick into the computer and then go to My Computer or Windows Explorer .

Your Ace Payroll folder is normally called WINPAY and will be on your hard drive, normally called C:\

As shown below, you need to select the C:\WINPAY folder and send it to your memory stick.

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  • Having done the above, safely remove the memory stick in the normal manner.
  • It now has Ace Payroll on it.
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When you are at the computer you want to use to process the payroll, insert the memory stick.

You need to find out the memory stick drive letter such as E:\, F:\, G:\ etc.

Now click Start then Run to run Ace Payroll.

You need to tell the computer where to access the Ace Payroll program and data.

Assuming the memory stick is G:\ you would type in G:\WINPAY\PAY.EXE G:\WINPAY as shown below.

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Click the OK button and Ace Payroll now runs.

All data entered is saved onto the memory stick - nothing is ever saved to the computer being used.

Notes

  • These instructions cover how to run Ace Payroll when you have a single company.
  • With multiple companies the instructions are slightly different as you need to point to the folder containing each companies data.
  • Feel free to call 0800 223 729 or 0800 ACEPAY and we are happy to get you started if uncertain.

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