Because Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 starting on January 14, 2020, we strongly recommend that desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 before installing their product.
TurboTax for tax year 2019 will install on Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later), but when TurboTax for tax year 2020 is released, all TurboTax desktop products will cease installing on Windows 7.
And while you can still use TurboTax 2019 on Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later), there are a couple risks in doing so:
- Your computer will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and support for your PC.
- You won’t be able to install future versions of TurboTax on your PC. You’ll need to upgrade to a newer version of Windows next year.
We recommend upgrading to Windows 10 for the highest level of security, but you can upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 and still use TurboTax without these risks.