As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. This means that computers running on Windows 7 will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. To avoid these risks, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10.

At Intuit, the security of our customers’ data is a top priority. To help customers safeguard their personal information, like their Social Insurance number and bank account information, we strongly recommend that desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 before installing their product.

Installing new TurboTax or QuickBooks software on Windows 7

TurboTax for tax year 2019 and QuickBooks 2020 will install on Windows 7 PCs. However, we strongly recommend upgrading your operating system before installing these products.

Upgrading to Windows 10 recommended

While you can use TurboTax and QuickBooks Desktop on any operating system listed in the products system requirements (Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10), Microsoft recommends that Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 10.

No need to re-purchase TurboTax or QuickBooks

Once you’ve upgraded your Windows operating system, your current version of TurboTax or QuickBooks Desktop will work on your PC. You don’t have to buy them again.


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Microsoft has instructions to help you find out which version of Windows you are running:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/13443/windows-which-version-am-i-running