Our latest products won’t work with Windows 7, because as of January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. For tax year 2020, all TurboTax desktop products require Windows 8 or higher to install. We strongly recommend that desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 before installing a new product.
While you can still use TurboTax 2019 on Windows 7, you can’t newly install the software. And there are a couple risks in continuing to use Windows 7:
- Your computer will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses, because Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and support for your PC.
- You won’t be able to install future versions of TurboTax on your PC. You’ll need to upgrade to a newer version of Windows to run TurboTax 2020.
If you’re still using TurboTax 2019 and don’t want to upgrade your operating system just yet, you can transfer your 2019 info from TurboTax CD/Download to TurboTax Online by following these instructions.