The maximize difference does not help for me. The only thing that makes sense to me is my SSD drive.
I have done all that the TT community and customer service has suggested; uninstall and reinstall, admin stuff, turnoff AV, use a different AV program, manual updates, and updated all of my drivers. I even returned the TT CD and got the download version. TT customer service had suggested I try a different computer when asking if I had a SSD drive but I don't have another computer here. Then they said to use TT online, which I would have to pay more to file just the federal return and I already have done too much work in the desktop version for 2 returns to start over. I just don't trust this version yet to actually file my returns. I also bought HR Block but I don't like it, my returns are complicated and I am so familiar with TT that I am not comfortable changing now.
I need a backup computer anyway, so I may get a cheap laptop with a standard drive and see if that fixes this problem. I have used TT for years and have always liked it until this ridiculous version. This has turned into a challenge for me while I wait and hope for a fix before I try to file my returns.