How Do I Install H&R Block Software From a Store?

If you bought a CD from a retail store like Walmart, Best Buy, or Amazon, you’ll need to install the H&R Block Tax Software on your home computer.

Windows H&R Block CD Install

  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Insert the CD into your CD or DVD drive.
  3. If the program doesn’t start automatically, follow these steps:
    • For Windows 8/8.1/10, Press the Windows and Q keys, then type This PC.
      For Windows Vista/7, click the Start button, then click Computer (or My Computer).
    • Right-click on the drive that contains the CD.
    • Click Open on the shortcut menu (Explore on Windows XP).
    • Double-click Setup.exe. If the program doesn’t run at this point, right-click on the file and choose Run as Administrator.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the H&R Block Tax Software from the store.

Mac H&R Block CD Install

  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Insert the CD into your CD or DVD drive.
  3. If the window doesn’t automatically open, double-click the CD icon on the desktop.
  4. From the window, drag the application to the computer drive icon. We suggest installing the program in the Applications folder.

Installing H&R Block Tax Software From an Online Store Download

If you bought a downloaded copy of the software from a retailer like Best Buy or Amazon, follow these steps to download and install the software:

  1. Go to the retailer’s website and log in to your account.
  2. Go to the location for digital orders:
    • Amazon — Your Digital Items
    • Best Buy — Digital Library under Orders
  3. Click Download next to your edition of the H&R Block Tax Software.
  4. Save the installer to your desktop. (If you don’t choose a location, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 save downloaded programs to the Downloads folder under the Users folder.)
  5. Double-click the downloaded file.
  6. Follow the instructions to install the H&R Block software from the store. We recommend installing the program to the default location.

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