As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft no longer provides security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. Although TurboTax 2019 will install on Windows 7, we strongly recommend upgrading your operating system before installing. TurboTax 2020 requires Windows 8 or higher.
While you can still use TurboTax 2019 on Windows 7, 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 for tax year 2020 onwards.
- If you don’t want to upgrade your operating system now, you can use TurboTax Online to complete your taxes this year. These instructions can help you switch from TurboTax CD/Download to TurboTax Online.