TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Error 2203: "The installer has encountered an unexpected error..."

Error 2203: The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package occurs when installing or updating TurboTax for Windows:

If you are running antivirus, backup, or other security software you might see this error.


Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows Vista: try right-clicking the TurboTax icon and select Run as Administrator.

If that didn't work, or if you're using Windows XP, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to your computer with Administrator rights.
  2. Temporarily disable your online backup or security software.
  3. Install (or update) TurboTax.
  4. Re-enable the backup or security software you disabled in Step 2.

If the problem persists while attempting to update through TurboTax, download and install a manual update instead.