System Requirements for 2014 ProSeries, 2014 ProSeries Basic Edition, and 2014 Fixed Asset Manager

Attention Windows XP Users In line with Microsoft's recent decision to discontinue support of Windows XP, Intuit ProTax software will also stop supporting this operating system upon the release of our TY14 tax program, which means you will not be able to install it in a Windows XP environment.  You will want to upgrade your operating system to Windows 7 or higher in order to continue running your Intuit ProTax software.

Below are the Recommended and Minimum system requirements for 2014 ProSeries and 2014 ProSeries Basic Edition on a stand-alone system and 2014 ProSeries on a network system. We strongly suggest using the Recommended system requirements if you have more than 1,000 client files or the Federal 1040 and all individual states are installed.

Note: We cannot guarantee that ProSeries products/solutions will function properly on operating systems, software, and hardware we do not support. ProSeries Technical Support will not be able to help customers solve problems on unsupported environments in Tax Year 2014.

NAS (network access storage) is not recommended due to the lack of Microsoft windows based Operating System.

Note: While some Customers run ProSeries in a Windows emulation environment on a Mac, this does not meet the minimum or recommended systems requirements outlined below and cannot be supported.

Stand-Alone (Professional Edition, Basic Edition, Fixed Asset Manager)
We strongly suggest referring to the "Recommended" column of system requirements if you have more than 1,000 client files or have installed all 1040 products and find that PS is not launching fast enough.

Stand-Alone Recommended Minimum Requirement
Processor 2.0 GHz or faster 1.0 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM) 4 GB RAM or more 2 GB

*For Vista, we strongly recommend at least 1 GB RAM
Hard Drive Space 4 GB or more 2 GB
Operating System Windows 7
(Service Pack 1)

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

* Windows 8 is only supported for PCs with a mouse and keyboard.

*64 bit operating systems are supported.
*Touchscreens are not supported.
Windows Vista
(Service Pack 2)

Windows 7
(Service Pack 1)

*64 bit operating systems are supported.
Printer Any PCL 5E compatible printer with 32 MB of printer memory

Inkjets not recommended
GDI printers not supported

** LPT connected printers may experience slower printing speeds
Any PCL 5E compatible printer with 2 MB of printer memory

Inkjets not recommended
GDI printers not supported

** LPT connected printers may experience slower printing speeds
Internet Connection High-speed Internet connection (ex. Fios or Cable) High-speed Internet connection (ex. DSL, cable, or satellite).
Browser Internet Explorer 11.0

*IE must be present, but doesn't have to be the default browser.
Internet Explorer 7.0 or later

*IE must be present, but doesn't have to be the default browser.

Network Systems
(For ProSeries Core Edition)
Recommended Minimum Requirement
File Server 2.0 GHz CPU as a dedicated File server

*For more than 2,000 client files, 3.0 GHz or Multi-Core processors are highly recommended.
1.0 GHz CPU as a dedicated File server

*If the file server is also a workstation, please utilize the recommended system requirement.
File Server memory 8 GB RAM or more on the file server 2 GB RAM or more
Operating System for the File Server Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 2008 Server
Server 2012 Standard

*For more than 2,000 client files: Windows Server 2008 (Service Pack 1) or Server 2012 Standard

*64 bit operating systems are supported.
*Windows 8 & 8.1 are only supported for PCs with a mouse and keyboard. Touchscreens will NOT be supported.
Windows Vista
(Service Pack 2)

Windows 7
(Service Pack 1)

*64 bit operating systems are supported.
Workstation Computer Processor 2.0 GHz or faster 1.0 GHz
Workstation Free Hard Drive Space 4 GB or more

*For high volume, 1 GB recommended for each additional 2,000 client files.
2 GB

Workstation memory 4 GB RAM or more

*Please visit Microsoft site for RAM requirements for Vista and Win 7 operating systems.
2 GB RAM

*Please visit Microsoft site for RAM requirements for Vista and Win 7 operating systems.
Workstation Operating System Windows 7
(Service Pack 1)

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

*64 bit operating systems are supported.
*Windows 8 is only supported for PCs with a mouse and keyboard.
*Touchscreens will NOT be supported.
Windows Vista
(Service Pack 2)

Windows 7
(Service Pack 1)

*64 bit operating systems are supported.
Printer See stand-alone system requirements See stand-alone system requirements
Network infrastructure 100 Mbps connection environment 54 Mbps connection environment — includes wireless environments
Internet Connection High-speed Internet connection (ex. Fios or Cable) High-speed Internet connection (ex. DSL, Cable or Satellite)
Browser Internet Explorer 11.0 or later

*Internet Explorer must be present, but doesn't have to be the default browser.
Internet Explorer 7.0

*Internet Explorer must be present, but doesn't have to be the default browser.