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Minimum system requirements for TurboTax Windows software

SOLVEDby TurboTax11494Updated February 21, 2023

Here are the minimum system requirements for TurboTax 2019 through 2022 software for Windows.

Operating System

  • 2022: Windows 10 or later
  • 2021: Windows 8.1 or later
  • 2020: Windows 8 or later
  • 2019: Windows 10, Windows 8.0/8.1. Although TurboTax 2019 will install on Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later), we strongly recommend upgrading your operating system before installing

Administrator rights are required to install and run TurboTax.

Processor: Pentium 4 or Athlon or later

Hard Drive Space

  • 2022: 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.8 if not already installed)
  • 2020–2021: 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 if not already installed)
  • 2019: 2 GB, plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft.NET 4.5.2 client if not already installed


  • 2 GB or more recommended

CD/DVD drive if installing from the CD.

Internet connection

  • 2020–2022: 1 Mbps modem (broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional online features
  • 2019: 1 Mbps recommended speed. Internet connection is required for product activation and updates

Monitor resolution: 1024x768 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).

Note: If you just meet the minimum system requirements, TurboTax may run slowly on your computer. We recommend exceeding these requirements for best performance.

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