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Will TurboTax Run on My Computer?

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Will TurboTax Run on My Computer?
Question: Will TurboTax Run on My Computer?
TurboTax runs on all newer PCs and Macs. Take a look at the system requirements to find out if TurboTax will run on your computer.
Answer:

Minimum PC and Mac System Requirements for TurboTax Desktop

While TurboTax runs on the minimum requirements listed below, you will need at least 500 MB RAM and greater than a 28.8 Kbps modem connection to avoid having TurboTax un slow enough to frustrate most people.

Computer:

  • 450 MHz 32-bit (x86) or faster processor or faster
  • Mac Power PC G3 or higher, Intel-based processor or higher

Operating System:

  • Windows 2000 SP4, XP (32-bit)Home/Media Edition/Pro, Vista (32-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business (administrative rights required on Windows systems)
  • Mac OS X (10.4) or greater

RAM: Minimum 256 MB, Windows or Mac This component really should be higher. Insufficient RAM will make for a frustrating experience.

Monitor:

  • Windows: SVGA color monitors (high color-16 bit), 800 X 600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • Mac: 1024×768 screen resolution
Internet Connection:
Windows or Mac: 28.8 Kbps modem (this is a ridiculously slow dial-up connection). DSL or cable broadband recommended.

Third Party Software:
TurboTax will give you a link to this software if it is not already installed on your computer.

  • Windows: Microsoft .NET 2.0, Microsoft Windows Installer 3 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Adobe Flash Player 7 or higher, Adobe Reader 5 or higher
  • Mac: Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or higher

CD-ROM Drive:
Windows or Mac: 2X CD-ROM drive

Hard Disk Space:

  • Windows:
    • Federal Products: 250 MB for TurboTax, and up to 355 MB for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft .NET 2.0
    • State Products: 15 MB
    • TurboTax Deluxe and above for desktop: 265 MB for TurboTax and up to 355 MB for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft .NET 2.0
  • Mac:
    • Federal Products: 225 MB
    • State Products: 30 MB
    • Federal Plus State Products: 255

Printer:

  • Windows: any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer
  • Mac: any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer

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