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how do i download and instal the 2018

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how do i download and instal the 2018

You can purchase & download the 2018 TurboTax software at the following link.


How do I install the TurboTax software for Windows?

Before installing TurboTax on a PC, it's best to close any open programs, including firewall and virus-protection programs (but don't forget to turn them back on after installation is complete).

Installing from a download: Simply double-click the downloaded file to launch the installer. Find your download.

Installing from the CD: If installation doesn't start automatically after you insert the CD into your computer's CD drive, follow the directions below.

Tip: If you bought the CD but your computer lacks a CD drive, you can request the downloadable version.

  1. Hold down the Windows+R keys to open the Run window.
  2. Click Browse, and then navigate to the TurboTax CD on your CD/DVD/RW drive (usually Drive D).
  3. Double-click the setup.exe file to begin the installation.
  4. When you get to the Your product is installed, now let's activate it screen, enter your license code in the License code box, and select Continue to complete installation.
    • It’s a 14-digit combination of letters and numbers (XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) that can be found on your CD box insert, envelope, or packing slip, or in your Download confirmation email and/or order history. Need help finding it? Go here.

That's it! When you're ready to do your state return, we'll walk you through the state download and installation.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Level 15

how do i download and instal the 2018

If you purchased the 2018 desktop edition you should be able to download the installation file from your download account using the same User ID you used to purchase the software -


If you have not yet purchased the 2018 desktop editions then go to this website to purchase, download and install on a personal computer one of the 2018 desktop editions -


See this TurboTax support FAQ for downloading the software purchase -