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Installing New Tax Software

 

Note: To ensure optimal performance, we suggest that clients install the tax programs in the Applications folder, but they can be installed to any location desired.

 

Installing H&R Block Tax Products from a CD

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To install software from a CD, follow these steps:

 

Microsoft Windows Instructions:

  1. Close all open programs.

  2. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  3. If the program does not start automatically, follow these steps:

    • Click the Start button, and then click My Computer.

    • If the CD was purchased from a retail store then right-click on the drive that contains the H&R Block At Home CD, click Explore on the shortcut menu, and then double-click Setup.exe or TCAuto.exe.

    • If the CD was received in the mail then right-click on the drive that contains the H&R Block At Home CD, click Explore on the shortcut menu, and then double-click TCAuto.exe.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Mac Computers, Macintosh Instructions:

  1. Close all open programs.

  2. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.

  3. If the window doesn't automatically open, double-click the CD icon on the desktop.

  4. From the window, drag the application to the computer drive icon.

Installing H&R Block Tax Products from a Download


When you are installing software from a download from the Web site, please follow these steps:
 

H&R Block, Best Tax Refund SoftwareInstalling the Windows Federal or State Program:

  1. Close all open applications.

  2. Double-click to download the file.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the files in the default location.

As the installation progresses the H&R Block At Home State program will automatically be installed in the same location and folder as the federal program.

Installing the Macintosh H&R Block Federal Program:

  1. Close all open applications.

  2. Double-click the previously downloaded (.dmg) file.

  3. Drag the H&R Block At Home file to the Applications folder.

  4. Open the H&R Block At Home application file from the Applications folder.

Installing the Macintosh H&R Block State Program:

  1. Navigate to the folder where the downloaded (.dmg) file was stored

  2. Double-click the .dmg file.

  3. Double-click the XX.bundle file, where XX is the 2-letter abbreviation for your state. For example: MI.bundle for Michigan.

Installing Software on Another Computer, re-install the H&R Block At Home program from a CD. Follow the steps below to re-install the program or install it on a second computer.

  1. Insert the H&R Block At Home CD into your computer.

  2. Click the Need to Re-install? link on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

  3. The Frequently Asked Questions page will open to the first FAQ titled, "Can I install the software on a second computer?"

  4. Enter your activation code and last 4 digits of the credit card you used to purchase the program then click the Activate button.

  5. You can find your activation code in your purchase confirmation e-mail.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Downloading & Installing Updates You can update H&R Block At Home from within the program or by downloading an update from the H&R Block At Home Update Center.

To update H&R Block At Home from within the program:

  1. Open the program.

  2. Go to the Tools menu, and select Update The Program.

  3. If there's an update available, click Update.

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.

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Note: When updating the state program, the federal program may be updated at the same time.

 

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