ProSeries® Tax 2015 System Recommendations

Below are the Recommended and Minimum system requirements for 2015 ProSeries and 2015 ProSeries Basic Edition on a stand-alone system and 2015 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.

Attention: System requirements for enhanced performance

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. 

 

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 and beyond.

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.

System Recommendations

Recommended

Processor:

2.0 GHz or faster

Installed Memory (RAM):

4 GB RAM or moreTooltip text goes hereInformation

Hard Drive Space:

4 GB or moreTooltip text goes hereInformation

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.

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

CD Drive:

32X CD-ROM or faster

Internet Connection:

High-speed Internet connection (ex. Fios or Cable)

Browser:

Internet Explorer 11.0

 

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

Minimum Requirement

Processor:

1.0 GHz

Installed Memory (RAM):

2 GB Tooltip text goes hereInformation

 

*For Vista, we strongly recommend at least 1 GB RAM

Hard Disk Space:

2 GBTooltip text goes hereInformation

Operating System:

Windows Vista

(Service Pack 2)

 

Windows 7

(Service Pack 1)

 

*64 bit operating systems are supported.

Printer:

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

CD Drive:

32X CD-ROM or faster

Internet Connection:

High-speed Internet connection (ex. DSL, cable, or satellite).

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

File Server:

2.0 GHz CPU as a dedicated File server Tooltip text goes hereInformation

 

*For more than 2,000 client files, 3.0 GHz or Multi-Core processors are highly recommended.

File Server memory:

8 GB RAM or more on the file server

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.

Workstation Computer Processor:

2.0 GHz or faster

Workstation Free Hard Drive Space:

4 GB or more Tooltip text goes hereInformation

 

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

Workstation memory:

4 GB RAM or more Tooltip text goes hereInformation

 

*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.

Printer:

See stand-alone system requirements

Network infrastructure:

100 Mbps connection environment

 

 

Internet Connection:

High-speed Internet connection (ex. Fios or Cable)

Browser:

Internet Explorer 11.0 or later

 

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

Minimum Requirement

File Server:

1.0 GHz CPU as a dedicated File server Tooltip text goes hereInformation

 

*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

Operating System for the File Server:

Windows Vista

(Service Pack 2)

 

Windows 7

(Service Pack 1)

 

*64 bit operating systems are supported.

 

Workstation Computer Processor:

1.0 GHz

Workstation Free Hard Drive Space:

2 GB Tooltip text goes hereInformation

Workstation memory:

2 GB RAMTooltip text goes hereInformation

 

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

Workstation Operating System:

Windows Vista

(Service Pack 2)

 

Windows 7

(Service Pack 1)

 

*64 bit operating systems are supported.

Printer:

See stand-alone system requirements

Network infrastructure:

54 Mbps connection environment — includes wireless environments

 

Internet Connection:

High-speed Internet connection (ex. DSL, Cable or Satellite)

Browser:

Internet Explorer 7.0

 

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