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Application Details:

Version: 2005
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.7.

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Test Results

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What works

Installation worked fine. I was able to install it and patch it with the latest updates (although this process took a VERY long time, it was sucessful). I was able to go though the whole process (federal and state) and even file electronically. I was also able to properly import my previous year's file. It worked very well.

What does not

As stated in what works, the patch took hours to apply (at times I wondered if it was actually doing anything) and it did not print correctly for me. It seems that the standard forms are written in one font, but the data you provided uses another font and each of those characters had the right side missing. In addition, it was not able to import from Quicken (it can't seem to detect that it was even installed.)


What was not tested

Importing data from other programs that it supports.

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Additional Comments

Overall, I was VERY pleased (especially since I have NEVER before gotten TurboTax of any version to even install under Wine).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora Core 3Feb 13 20060.9.7.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentSUSE 10.0Feb 01 20060.9.5.Yes Yes SilverRich Gilson 
ShowSUSE 10.0Dec 11 20050.9.2.No No Garbagean anonymous user 

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Latest TurboTax Install
by Mike White on Friday March 24th 2006, 16:43
After having deleted ~/.wine several times. I think that I have a wine setup that is ready to install TurboTax. I thought that I had a working IE but found out that it did not run. I posted a comment on what I did to get it working. In short I started from scratch and used winetools (I did not run winecfg) but I downloaded ie60sp1.exe and install it using wine (I did not use the winetools). I am now trying to run TurbTax install. I get the install shield popup and see it trying (it gets to the last bar then gives me:

Unhandled Exception
Error Number: 0x80040706
Description: Object reference not set

Setup will not terminate.

Any ideas on what this is and how to get TurboTax installed. I do not have any other software installed (except for the base system as specified in winetools). Do I need the windows system software, TT core fonts? I am installing by doing a wine setup from the CDROM. Can one install TurboTax from winetools?

Any help is greatly appreciated. I am a little lost in how to trouble shoot.
Ignore 1st debian testing (etch) entry
by Jerry Quinn on Wednesday March 22nd 2006, 23:27
I had an old wine dir that wasn't in sync with 0.9.9. Cleaning that
and installing appears to have worked with no manual configuration.

I do have msttcorefonts installed, but I don't know if that was needed.
RE: Ignore 1st debian testing (etch) entry
by Rich Gilson on Thursday March 23rd 2006, 20:07
Based on this comment, I removed the abovementioned Testing Results.
TurboTax 2005 on Wine 0.9.10 on Fedora Core 4
by Mike White on Saturday March 18th 2006, 13:18
Anyone had any luck with installing and running Turbotax on Fedora Core 4 with the latest Wine (0.9.10)? I was able to run winetools and load the base setup (Ariel font, DCOM98, MFC 4.x and IE6 SP1; I could not load IE6 untile the new release of wine 0.9.10; which is great; thanks wine developers). I have followed Ian's notes with no luck. In addition I tried the directions from Frank's Corner for an install shield program; still no luck). I get the install shield wizard pop up and I see that it tries to install; It gets to the last bar of the installshield wizard process then gives me the below error).

Error Code: -5009 : 0x800706e6
Error Information:
>Ctor\ObjectWrapper.cpp (396)
>Kernel\Component.cpp (1163)
>Kernel\CABFile.cpp (384)
>SetupDLL\SetupDLL.cpp (1526)
pAPP:TurboTax Deluxe 2005
PVENDOR:Intuit Inc.
@Windows 98 A (67766446) IE 6.0.2800.1106

I am new to wine and getting it configured and running. Any suggstions or ideas? If I had to guess, I would say a library but have not clue.

Let me know.


Got it working
by Ian Turner on Sunday February 12th 2006, 18:37
It didn't work out-of-the-box for me, but I got it working. All I did was to set things up with WineTools first. I chose:
-- Base Setup/Create a Fake Windows drive
-- Base Setup/Truetype Font Arial
-- Base Setup/DCOM98
-- Base Setup/MFC 4.x
-- Base Setup/IE 6
-- Windows System Software/VB6 Runtime (maybe not required)
-- Windows System Software/MDAC 2.8 & Jet 4.0
-- Windows System Software/MSXML 4.0
-- Windows System Software/Windows Script 4.6 (maybe not required)
-- Windows System Software/Common Controls 5.0 (maybe not required)

Then I ran the installer, which ran with exactly 1 flaw (license agreement file not found). The program itself seems to work just fine.
RE: Got it working
by Ian Turner on Monday February 13th 2006, 0:37
In addition to the above, I had to do some more things to make PDF generation work.

-- In WineTools, install Microsoft Core Fonts. I'm not sure which ones you need, but maybe Courier and Times.
-- Copy the Turbotax fonts from X:/Fonts into C:/Windows/Fonts (where X is the CD)

Also, the state download can get fubar'd if you do things in the wrong order. The first time you run TurboTax, do:
-- Start a new return.
-- Online..Download State. (It will ask you if you want to save; say no)
-- After it restarts, Start a new return.
-- Online..Updates (It will ask you again if you want to save; say no again)
-- Then use it like normal.