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How to download and install ProSeries as a stand alone

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How to download and install ProSeries as a stand alone

This article will help you install ProSeries as a stand alone.

If you need to install the network version of ProSeries please click here.

If you purchased a new computer and need to transfer files from your prior computer click here.


Download online from My Account

You must be an account administrator to download the program. Click here for more information about role management in My Account.
  1. Open your My Account page.
  2. Enter your email or user ID and password, then click on Sign In.Sign-in screen
  3. To download the current year's program, click Download 2020. For prior tax years, select Previous Years and click on the year you need to download.
    My Account dashboard
    • If the drop-down does not show the current tax year, you may need to use the Renew Now button to renew your software license.
  4. When asked Do you want to run or save this file? click Save.
  5. Click Save again to finish saving the file.
  6. Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to open your Downloads.
  7. Run the downloaded file. If installing ProSeries Professional it will be CoreInstallerTY19.exe. If installing ProSeries Basic it will be BasicInstallerTY19.exe
  8. The install wizard will start.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to walk you through the setup.

To install ProSeries software from the ProSeries CD:

  1. Close all open applications and temporarily disable any virus-protection utilities on your computer.
  2. Insert the ProSeries CD into the computer. Windows should automatically start the installer but if it does not:
    1. Go to the Windows taskbar, click Start, then choose Run.
    2. Type D:\CDSETUP in the Run dialog box and click OK.
  3. Click Install ProSeries and OK.
  4. Review the information on the welcome screen and click Next.
  5. Read the software license agreement, then click I accept the terms of the license agreement if you agree to accept all the terms of the software license agreement, then click Next.
  6. Select Stand Alone as your installation type, then click Next.
  7. Click Next to accept the default destination.
    • ProSeries Professional default = C:\ProWinYY (YY=Year.)
    • ProSeries Basic Edition default = C:\BasWinYY (YY=Year.)
  8. Select all the products that you plan to use and click Next.
  9. Review the list of products that will be installed later, then click OK.
  10. Review the information. Click Next to continue or Back to change your selections.
  11. When the installation process is completed, verify that the Launch ProSeries box is checked, and click Finish. (If you do not want to proceed with the setup at this time, uncheck the Launch ProSeries checkbox and click Finish.)
  12. ProSeries will now license your program and import your firm information. When the tasks are complete, click Next to continue.
  13. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
  14. After installing your ProSeries tax software, remember to enable your virus-protection software.

Note: If a Restart Windows message appears, restart your computer to update the Windows system files before you use your ProSeries tax software.

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