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I just loaded disc to my Mac and it says its not supported.

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I just loaded disc to my Mac and it says it's not supported. Now what do I do?
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Can you tell me the version of TurboTax you are trying to load?

Also, can you tell me what version of OS X you are currently running?

Click the Apple Logo in the menu bar at the top of the screen

Select "About This Mac"

In the window that opens, look for the "Version" information. Please let me know what it says.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Mac OSX 10.6.8

Thanks Gene, and which version of TurboTax?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Thanks again.

Turbotax 2012 for Mac is compatible with OS X 10.6.8 however, it's possible you may have another compatibility issue.

Click the Apple Logo in the menu bar at the top of the screen

Select "About This Mac"

Can you tell me the Processor and Memory listed?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core duo

Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

John you still there?

Okay, I see the problem now.

I really hate to be the bearer of bad news but TurboTax 2012 specifically requires a 64-bit processor for users of OS X 10.6.8.

In the case of your iMac you meet all the requirements except for this one. Unfortunately, it is a rather big stumbling block because you can not upgrade the processor and so therefore can not use this version of TurboTax.

Intuit does have an alternative option which is to use TurboTax Online:

(Choose the Online version if it is not already selected for more info).

Again, I'm sorry that answer is not a postive one. If you continue to have questions on this topic, just reply back to this discussion prior to rating. I will be more than happy to work with you further. Hopefully, this info will answer your question and if so please don't forget to positively rate my service .

Thanks and good luck,
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What would I do to secure a 64-bit processor?

In this case, since you can't upgrade the iMac you have now (the processor is built-in and not replaceable) then the only option would be to upgrade to a newer Mac.

All current Macs features 64-bit processors and newer versions of OS X so do not have this limitation.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Wow what an operation! If I go on-line will I be able to use this MAC moving forward? I've used Turbo Tax for many years.

The current system requirements for TurboTax Online are well below what you currently have so you *should* be fine but Intuit can change this at any time in the future, sadly, so we are at their mercy.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks I'll give it a shot and hope I can return this disc and get a refund.

You are very welcome!

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