How Can I Install H&R Block Software?

Here’s how to install the H&R Block software you bought from hrblock.com:

How to Install H&R Block Software on Windows

  1. Open the purchase confirmation email and click the Download Program link to start the H&R Block download.
  2. Close all open applications.
  3. Open the downloaded file. If you can’t find the download file, see the Finding Your Downloaded File section below.
  4. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the installation. We recommend installing to the default location.

How to Install H&R Block Software on Mac

  1. Open the purchase confirmation email and click the Download Program link to start the H&R Block download.
  2. Close all open applications.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file. If you can’t find the download file, see the Finding Your Downloaded File section below.
  4. Follow the instructions to drag the file to the Applications folder.

Finding Your Downloaded File

If you’re still having trouble installing the H&R Block software you bought from our website or on a CD, here’s how to find the downloaded file from the steps above.

For Windows:

  1. Either push the Windows key and the letter at the same time, or click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. In the search field, type *hrb*.exe
  3. Press Enter.
  4. The installation file should appear in the resulting window. The file should have the letters HRB somewhere in the name.
  5. Double-click the file to start the installation.

For Mac:

  1. On the Apple toolbar located at the top of the screen on the desktop, click File.
  2. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, click Find.
  3. On the finder sidebar on the left of the screen, choose Mac HD.
  4. Type HRBlock in the Search box at the top right of the Finder window, and all files that begin with HRBlock will populate in the menu below.
  5. If you don’t have your confirmation email with the download link, you can request it again.

Need more help?

If you have a Windows computer, our step-by-step installation videos can help walk you through the process of how to install your H&R Block software. We’ve covered the installation process for both Windows 7 and Windows 10. Need help with something else? If you didn’t install your H&R Block software from our website, our videos can also help you install your software from a CD. You can also find help to uninstall your software when you no longer need it on your computer.

Once you’ve installed your software, you’ll be all set to start into your return and get your best tax outcome. And no matter what your tax situation is, our tax pros and support specialists will be ready and waiting to help you along the way.

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