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transfer turbo-tax to new computer

by oldronruns / November 11, 2004 11:08 PM PST

My friend has bought a new computer and wants to transfer several years of turbo-tax from old computer with win 98 to new computer with win xp. He has installation cd for each year but unfortunately does not have key which is required to install each year's turbo-tax programs to new computer so he is unable to cut and paste files. Turbo-tax website is no help. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: transfer turbo-tax to new computer (no install key)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2004 11:17 PM PST

Just like losing your car keys, this can cost you money. You don't yell at the locksmith as you pay him, do you?

There is no free ride here. You get to call in and plead your case.


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Re: transfer turbo-tax to new computer
by TONI H / November 11, 2004 11:19 PM PST

Not exactly sure how turbo-tax works, but if he can open the program for each year, assuming they are still installed on the old computer, can he go to the toolbar of each one, click Help, and About....or Registration/License....from the menu? Does it show the information he needs there?

If each year is installed, each one should show a different number?????


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Re: transfer turbo-tax to new computer
by Ralphdb / November 12, 2004 12:23 AM PST

I have used this turbotax for years and have saved to Disc. you cannot save the Tax program, and why would you want to? I had saved the final page showing the tax papers when I used the program. then later moved them to a CD. you need to find them and click explore. you will find the saved files, If you saved can then send the file to the other computer using what ever means you have.(Floppy,USB Storage) you cannot open the tax program...

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