Tax Software System Requirements - Where can I find my system information?

Tax Software Minimum System Requirements are as follows:

Operating systems supported - Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10

Note:(Window XP and Vista will no longer be supported) 

Processors supported - Pentium II or higher

RAM - 1 GB RAM

Hard disk space - 45 MB hard disk space

Other - CD-ROM drive, 1024 x 768 screen resolution, laser or inkjet printers

 

To look at your current system information and confirm if your system satisfies the minimum requirements for the Tax software follow these steps:

1. Click the Start button

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2. Click Control Panel

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3. Double click System 

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4. On the General tab of the System Properties screen review your system information

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Note:  In the case of this system - the operating system is ok because it is one of the supported operating systems.  The processor is ok because it is higher than a Pentium II, and the RAM is 3.24 GB which is larger than the 1 GB needed. 

 

5. To review the hard disk space click the Start button 

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6. Click My Computer, then double click on Local Disk (C:), use the left scroll bar to scroll all the way down the page to see your hard disk space

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 Note: In this case the hard disk space is about 80 GB and the minimum system requirements are 45 MB.  Just to note a GB (gigabyte) is larger than an MB (megabyte).

7.  To review your screen resolution, on your desktop screen, right click your mouse and select Properties

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8. In the Display Properties window click the Settings tab and at the bottom left of the window you will see your screen resolution

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Note: In this case the resolution is 1920 X 1080 and the minimum requirements are 1024 x 768. 

Note:  Make sure you have a printer and CD/DVD-ROM installed on your computer.  The CD/DVD-ROM is located on your computer tower and you can access your printers from your control panel.

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