Win 10 is a resource hog and by ceasing support MS will drive users of Win 7 on older platforms toward purchasing new hardware in order to run Win 10. My 5-year old laptop won't run Win 10. My choices are to remain with a locked-down Win 7 and if Intuit fails to directly address whether TT for 2019 will run under the Win 7 OS by early January, I'll set up a dual boot of a Linux variant and run TaxAct to file my 2019 taxes. Intuit - please answer the mail!
....if Intuit fails to directly address whether TT for 2019 will run under the Win 7 OS by early January, I'll set up a dual boot of a Linux variant and run TaxAct to file my 2019 taxes. Intuit - please answer the mail!
I would check the system requirements carefully since it does not appear as if any desktop version of TaxAct officially supports Windows 7.
Ultimately, you will be similarly situated with respect to all consumer-level, desktop versions of tax preparation software.
I agree 100%. My oldest TurboTax CD is for tax year 1998, and I've been a loyal customer ever since. However, being forced to change my OS is not a good business plan. Scores of programs are built to run on various OS upgrades, so why can't TurboTax? I was not happy being forced by Intuit to go from XP to W7, and I'll be darned if they think they can forced me to upgrade again. Time to check out the competition and/or even open-source solutions.
TurboTax 2019 will run on a Windows 7 computer. However, since Microsoft has stopped providing security updates, upgrading is recommended but not required to install TurboTax 2019.
This is a Microsoft thing, not a TurboTax thing.
...Time to check out the competition and/or even open-source solutions.
With all due respect, and to be perfectly blunt, why bother? After the 2019 tax year, you are not going to find any competitor that will provide a solution that does not involve upgrading your OS.
The best place to complain is to Microsoft for ending Win 7 support. The last thing Turbotax needs is media reports of their customers being hacked and data stolen from their tax returns. For this reason. TT simply cannot afford to continue to install their products on an unsupported operating system.
The thing to do is go to Microsoft. XP users got an extra year of support when that ended because so many users complained to them about ending XP support. We have here the same situation. MS has ended support for Win 7 so ALL software vendors have to stop supporting it.
The Desktop Version of Turbo Tax for 2019 will install on computers running Windows 7. If you’re using TurboTax Online, there’s no impact to you as long as you meet the minimum system requirements. For more information, click on the following link to see a TurboTax Help article on the subject: Windows 7 end of support impact for TurboTax.