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Don't lose speed and productivity during tax season. Make sure your Lacerte software runs optimally and ensure compliance by checking your system against our system requirements below. Upgrading will keep you from experiencing unnecessary slowdowns, hassles, and a less-than-optimal experience. More importantly, it will allow for further productivity during the busy tax season.

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.  Because of these changes, you will need to update to one of the operating systems listed in our System Requirements Table below. Learn more about the end of Windows 7 support here.

This System Requirements Table provides a list of key system recommendations for achieving the performance needed to productively use Lacerte tax software.

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Topic Required (2019)


2.4 GHz dual-core processor

Memory (RAM):

4 GB RAM and 64-bit operating systems


32-bit operating systems no longer supported

Hard Disk Space:

4 GB of hard disk space free


19" with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 or higher


Laser printer with a print speed of at least 17 ppm and a minimum of 32 MB RAM.

Internet Connection:

High-speed, such as DSL, or Cable/Broadband is required to license the software, download Web release and Internet Updates, and transmit e-File, pay per return authorization or service request submissions.


Internet Explorer 11.0 or greater with 128-bit encryption

Add-on Components:

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2

Supported Workstation OS:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (64-bit only)


Note: Windows 7 is no longer supported. Learn more here.


Since Windows 10S does not support the installation of applications outside of Microsoft's app store, Lacerte use is not supported by Windows 10S.

Supported File Server OS:

Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019.


We recommend using 1 gigabit network switches as Lacerte uses 50 MB/sec or more when running across a LAN.


Note: Windows Server 2008 is no longer supported. Network Attached Storage (NAS) drives are not supported.

Supported Hosted Environments:

Windows Remote Desktop Service or Citrix on 2012, 2016 and 2019 with at least 2GB RAM/user.


For more details on Network Administration and Citrix, please refer to Lacerte on Citrix or Terminal Server Environment .


To learn more about our new Hosting offering and how it can help you meet system requirements, please see:

Additional Note:

File Share & Sync service are not supported for data storage, backup, or sharing purposes. (ex: Dropbox or OneDrive)


32 bit operating systems are no longer supported.

At Intuit, the security of your data is a top priority. Therefore, beginning with the first release of the 2019 tax software, you will no longer be able to install Lacerte if you are running on a Windows 7 operating system.

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