TurboTax is a unique tax preparation software that helps you file your state and federal tax returns in a very systematic manner and also has several features through which you can maximize your tax refunds. There are different ways you can download and software on your computer. Often the most common method is to go to a software store and buy the TurboTax software CD and follow the installation steps. However, if your Windows 10 computer does not have a CD drive you will not be able to install the software. It is important to note that if you do not install the software correctly you will constantly receive errors whenever you use TurboTax.

How to Download TurboTax on Windows 10

Before you start installing TurboTax on your computer, you need to either purchase the installation CD or download the software from the official site of To download TurboTax for Windows 10 OS, follow the steps mentioned under:

  • Sign in to your TurboTax account using appropriate login credentials.
  • Locate the blue “Download” link to download the software.
  • Save the downloaded file somewhere on your computer.
  • Lastly, open the TurboTax download file to install it on your computer.

  • Easy Steps on How To Install TurboTax On Mac

    If you are a Mac user, you can either install TurboTax using a CD/DVD or by downloading the setup file by visiting All you need to do is locate the TurboTax for Mac by searching for the filename linked to download. For instance, if you are looking to download the TurboTax Basic, simply type in On purchasing the TurboTax software from the website or if you have the CD follow the below-mentioned series of steps to install the software on your Mac device:

  • Insert the TurboTax CD/DVD into the optical drive of your Mac.
  • In case you have downloaded the TurboTax software, double-click the ‘.dmg’ file.
  • Go through the instructions that appear on your screen to continue the install TurboTax on Mac
  • You need to drag the red TurboTax icon to the Applications folder.
  • Refrain from dragging the TurboTax icon beyond the pop-up window of the existing Applications folder.

  • Installing TurboTax on Windows XP

    If you have Windows XP and need to file your state and federal taxes, you need to install TurboTax ( on Windows XP. To install TurboTax on Windows XP, you can either visit install or purchase the TurboTax installation CD and install the software on your Windows XP. If you don’t have the optical drive on your computer, you can download the TurboTax software from the official site of TurboTax. All you need to do is search for the recent TurboTax version in the search bar and click on the “Download” link to download the software.

    Once the setup file is downloaded, you need to double-click it and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on your Windows XP system. Another way to install TurboTax on Windows XP is by purchasing the installation CD. Here, you need to insert the CD into the optical drive of your Windows XP system and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. Once the installation of TurboTax is completed, you can file your taxes from the comfort of your home.

    Troubleshooting TurboTax installation failures or errors

    Computers have a unique combination of components, settings, programs, services, and users. This implies TurboTax can be installed and run perfectly on a computer, but on the other, one computer’s configuration can cause conflicts when installing, launching, or running TurboTax.

    To ensure that TurboTax installs and runs successfully, follow the instruction given below:

  • It would be best if you verified that you have ‘administrator rights’ on your computer.
  • You can check if TurboTax is running as an Administrator in your system by right-clicking the TurboTax icon and select ‘Properties.’
  • In the Compatibility tab, check the ‘Run as Administrator’ box and click on Ok.
  • Check your TurboTax CD and computer’s CD drive if you are installing from a CD.
  • Try to Clean up and defragment your hard drive also.
  • Run Windows Update to keep your computer up-to-date. Also, update your computer’s hardware drivers.
  • If it is still not working properly, you will have to update your security software.
  • Make sure that you close all browser windows and programs before installing.