what version of windows or internet explorer is required with Turbotax 2014 Home & Business

I was able to register online but everytime I open the program I get a String error message.


TurboTax CD/download system requirements (desktop):

  • Computer: Intel Pentium 1 GHz or higher.
  • Operating System:  Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) SP1 or later, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit) with Service Pack 3
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk SpaceAll TurboTax versions - Approximately 120 MB free hard drive space required
    • if Microsoft .NET  Framework Version 4 was not installed, it will require extra hard disk space – 850 MB for 32-bit and 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Monitor: 16-bit or higher recommended; 1024x768 recommended minimum resolution
  • CD-ROM Drive: CD-ROM drive required for CD installation
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater REQUIRED for CD/Download installations.
  • Internet Connection: 56 Kbps or higher required (Broadband connection recommended)
  • Sound: Windows-compatible soundcard and speakers to play multi-media
  • Printer: Any printer supported by Windows versions above
  • Third Party Software: Adobe Reader 8 or higher (or compatible PDF reader)

Note: TurboTax can be installed on two computers and must be activated using the Internet or telephone prior to initial use.

TurboTax CD/download is no longer developed to run on Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows NT operating systems, as these systems are no longer supported by Microsoft.

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