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TurboTax for Windows Minimum System Requirements

Here are the minimum system requirements for TurboTax 2011 through 2014 software installed on a Windows computer.

TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and Business are available for Windows.

Tax Year 2014

Processor Pentium 4 or Athlon
Operating systems
RAM 1 GB recommended

Hard Drive Space

650 MB (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 client if not already installed)
CD-ROM Drive 2X CD-ROM drive (if installing from the CD)
Monitor

1024×768 or higher recommended

Internet Connection (REQUIRED)
56 Kbps modem (broadband connection highly recommended)
Other Software
  • Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer)
  • Adobe Reader 8 or higher
Printer Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer 
 

Tax Year 2013


Processor
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster processor
Operating systems
  • Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Pro with Service Pack 3 or higher; or
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate; or
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit); or
  • Windows 8+ (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Administrative rights required to install and run TurboTax.
RAM 1 GB or more recommended

Hard Drive Space (on the drive TurboTax is installed on)

  • Federal Products: 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
  • State Products: 15 MB
  • Federal plus State Products: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 client if not already installed)
Monitor

1024×768 or higher recommended

Internet Connection (REQUIRED)
56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended)
Other Software
  • Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer)
  • Adobe Reader 8 or higher
Printer Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer 
 

Tax Year 2012


Processor
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster processor
Operating systems
  • Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Pro with Service Pack 3 or higher; or
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate; or
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit); or
  • Windows 8+ (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Administrative rights required to install and run TurboTax.
RAM 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Hard Drive Space (on the drive TurboTax is installed on)

  • Federal Products: 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
  • State Products: 15 MB
  • Federal plus State Products: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
CD-ROM Drive 2X CD-ROM drive
Monitor

800×600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended)

Internet Connection (REQUIRED)
56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended)
Other Software
  • Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer)
  • Adobe Reader 8+
Printer Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer 
 

Tax Year 2011


Processor
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster processor
Operating systems
  • Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Pro with Service Pack 3 or higher; or
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate; or
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Administrative rights required to install and run TurboTax.
RAM 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Hard Drive Space (on the drive TurboTax is installed on)

  • Federal Products: 500 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
  • State Products: 15 MB
  • Federal plus State Products: 515 MB for TurboTax (plus up to 1.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4 if not already installed)
CD-ROM Drive 2X CD-ROM drive
Monitor

800×600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended)

Internet Connection (Required)
56 Kbps modem (Broadband connection recommended)
Other Software
  • Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer)
  • Adobe Reader 8+
Printer Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer 
 

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