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I just called support and they said that Lacerte won't support system problems with Windows 7 issues but that the 2019 software will run on it and can be installed. 

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Did you try? Did it work?


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Is there an actual question here?

Microsoft, not Intuit, has called end of life and DOA to Windows 7, this month.

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Yes a question, can I install and run Lacerte 2019 on a Windows 7 Professional machine. Consider me on a lower technical level here. 

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It probably will work but they aren't going to provide support for something that is obsolete and dangerous to use.  You can still probably buy a 1972 Pinto and it will probably run, but do you really want to drive it?

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Thanks. I might not be able to get a new machine up and running that fast and re-install all the programs and settings and clients for the last 3-4 years before I will want to prepare some 2019 returns. Thanks for any help and assurance. I've only been using Lacerte since 1987. 🙂

 

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@Michael-G--Ellis-CPA wrote:

Thanks. I might not be able to get a new machine up and running that fast and re-install all the programs and settings and clients for the last 3-4 years before I will want to prepare some 2019 returns. Thanks for any help and assurance. I've only been using Lacerte since 1987. 🙂

 


But you can get the current year up and running in a reasonable amount of time.  Keep the old computer handy and just make sure it isn't connected to the internet in the event you need to refer back to it.

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Have you considered upgrading to Windows 10 on the computer you have?  While it is time consuming (not for you as much as it is for your computer), the results are worth it. I did the update on a Win 7 computer with a 64 bit operating system.

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I don’t feel it’s a strong enough machine and I’ve heard horror stories about it. I’m also not sure where the Win 7 disk and I have some programs that won’t run after for sure. I’ve heard about virtualizing Win 7 in a Win 10 machine and importing the old drive.
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Get a Win10 machine ASAP.  Amazon ships w/i two days. I bet Dell will, for an extra charge.

  Install your old hard drive as a second drive in the new computer; you'll thne be able to access all the data with zero security risks.

Have you renewed your PTIN?  How did you answer the question about cyber-security?  As Win7 is no longer supported, it is a HIGH cyber-security risk.  If your client's info is compromised - your professional life will become hell. 

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Why 2 days? Isn't the end of Win 7 support 1/20/20? 

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She was just pointing out how fast you could get your hands on a new computer.

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Ummm...   because (if it were me) I wouldn't want to wait until the day support for Win7 ENDS to order/receive/set-up the replacement computer with Win 10.   I prefer to stomp out any fires that I can in advance.

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I'm not seeing many yet that have 16GB Ram and Win 10 Pro. I'm close now with Costco in store on the spot. Thanks all. 

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Adding RAM after the fact isn't hard.

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@abctax55 wrote:

Adding RAM after the fact isn't hard.


But it can be if the computer doesn't allow room for it.

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Those exist?

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They did.

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Minimum system requirements say you need a 64 bit operating system, with either Win10 or Win 8.1.   If you have a 64bit system with Win7 (is that a thing?) you may get away with it, but for the number of postings we've seen in here that people are struggling with installation even when they meet the minimums, I'd venture to guess you may run into some issues.


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