TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Minimum System Requirements for TurboTax Windows Software

Here are the minimum system requirements for TurboTax 2012 through 2015 software for Windows Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and Business editions.

Note that after the 2016 tax year, Vista will no longer be supported.

Operating System

  • 2015: Windows 10, Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista
  • 2014: Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP with Service Pack 3+
  • 2013 and 2012: Windows 8.0/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or 32-bit Windows XP with Service Pack 3+

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


  • 2015 and 2014: Intel Pentium 4 or later/AMD Athlon or later
  • 2013 and 2012: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or faster

Hard Drive Space

  • 2015 and 2014: 650 MB
  • 2013 and 2012: 500 MB plus another 15 MB if installing a state product

Add another 1.5 GB if the Microsoft .NET 4 client isn't already on your system.

RAM: 1 GB minimum (TurboTax 2012 only require 512 MB but we recommend 1 GB).

Internet connection: At minimum, you'll need a 56 Kbps to e-file and download program updates. Broadband is highly recommended.

Monitor resolution: 1024×768 minimum (TurboTax 2012 can get by with 800×600, but we recommend 1024×768).

Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher to preview or print your tax forms. TurboTax 2015 requires Adobe Reader 10 or higher.

Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer if you want to print your tax return or any tax forms.

We no longer sell or support TurboTax for 2011 or earlier tax years.