How Can I Install H&R Block Software?

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

Windows Install

  1. Open the purchase confirmation email to install H&R Block from the website.
  2. In the confirmation email, click the link to start the H&R Block download.
  3. Save the file to the desktop.
  4. Close all open applications.
  5. Right-click the downloaded file, and a list of options will appear. If you can’t find the download file:
    • Either push the Windows key and the letter Q at the same time, or click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
    • In the search field, type *hrb*.exe
    • Press Enter.
    • The installation file should appear in the resulting window. The file should have the letters HRB somewhere in the name.
    • Click Run as administrator from the list.
  6. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the installation.
  7. We recommend installing to the default location.

Mac Install

  1. Open the purchase confirmation email to install H&R Block from the website.
  2. In the confirmation email, click the link to start the H&R Block download.
  3. Save the file to the desktop.
  4. Close all open applications.
  5. Double-click the downloaded file.
  6. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the installation.
  7. We recommend installing to the default location.

Finding Your Install From the H&R Block Website

Here’s how to find the file that was downloaded via the confirmation email:

  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 the 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.

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