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 Security number and bank account information, we strongly recommend that desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 before installing their product.

We recommend reading the following if you have TurboTax or QuickBooks Desktop software
 

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-us/help/13443/windows-which-version-am-i-running

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

TurboTax for tax year 2019 and QuickBooks 2020 will install on Windows 7. When TurboTax for tax year 2020 and QuickBook 2021 are released, all TurboTax and QuickBooks desktop products will cease installing on Windows 7.

 

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. This means your computer will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. To avoid these risks, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer.

To help safeguard your personal information, like your Social Security number and bank account information, we strongly recommend that TurboTax and QuickBooks desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade before installing their product.

Visit Microsoft for the most up to date information on pricing and promotions or to upgrade the operating system for your Windows 7 PC, here.

Microsoft recommends that Windows 7 users that you upgrade to Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. However, TurboTax and QuickBooks can be used on any operating system listed on the products system requirements (Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10).

This Windows 7 information is specific to TurboTax and QuickBooks desktop users ONLY.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever. For more information on Windows 10 features and security, visit Microsoft. here. 

No, your current version of TurboTax or QuickBooks can be installed on your computer, after you upgrade.