TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Minimum System Requirements for TurboTax Windows Software

Here are the minimum system requirements for TurboTax 2015 through 2018 software for Windows Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and Business editions. We no longer sell or support TurboTax for 2014 or earlier tax years.

Operating System

  • 2017 and 2018: Windows 10, Windows 8.0/8.1, or Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • 2016: Windows 10, Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later), or Windows Vista (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • 2015: Windows 10, Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

Administrator rights are required to install and run TurboTax on Windows Vista or later.

Processor: Pentium 4 or Athlon

Hard Drive Space

  • 2016, 2017, and 2018650 MB, plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft.NET 4.5.2 client if not already installed.
  • 2015: 650 MB, plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft.NET 4 client if not already installed.

RAM: 1 GB or more recommended.

CD/DVD drive if installing from the CD.

Internet connection: 56 Kbps to e-file and download updates (broadband recommended).

Monitor resolution: 1024×768 or higher recommended.

To view your tax forms onscreen, you'll need Adobe Reader 11 or higher (plus a Windows-compatible printer if you want to print paper copies).