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Category: Updates

Downloading and Installing Updates

TaxSlayer Pro will download configured updates automatically every day when the program is opened for the first time. All updates must be downloaded and installed on the File Server prior to updating workstation computers. To manually download and install federal and state programs, from the main menu of TaxSlayer Pro select:

  • Updates
  • Download/Install Updates
  • Updates that are highlighted in red have not been downloaded or installed on this computer. Select each federal and/or state update that you wish to install
  • Select the Download button

To install updates for the business package, select the Business Tab at the top of the window and follow the steps above.

Workstation Computers:
Once updates are completed on the File Server you will need to run the updates on the workstations.  From the main menu of TaxSlayer Pro select:


  • Updates

This will begin the automatic update process for the workstation. All updates that have been installed on the file server will be copied to the workstation.

Additional Information:
Updates FAQ



2013 and Prior Year Programs

To download and install updates on the transmitting computer, from the main menu of the program select:

 

  • Updates
  • Download/Install Updates Using C:
  • When prompted to download the "Current Update Status Report" select "Yes" and then select Connect
  • Updates that are red have not been downloaded or installed on this computer. Select each federal and/or state update that you wish to install, click on the Download button. When the update has been successfully downloaded and installed, it will turn black


Updating Networked Workstations

Before updating your network workstations you must first download and install the updates on your transmitting computer.  To update your network workstation computers with the latest updates, from the main menu of the program select:

  • Updates - Ensure that the drive letter where the updates are stored is the same drive letter you used to map this workstation to the transmitting computer.  If it is not, select and change the drive letter to your network drive.
  • Download/Install Updates
  • Select the updates you would like to install. (If the update has been downloaded on the transmitting computer the update will appear in BLUE.  If the update appears in RED, you must download and install the update on your transmitting computer before continuing.)
  • Select Download

If you have multiple stand-alone computers that do not have access to the internet, you can copy the updates to a removable drive from your transmitting computer and transfer them to your workstation computer(s).  After you have downloaded and installed the updates on your transmitting computer, from the main menu of the program select:
  • Updates
  • Backup/Recall Updates
  • Backup Updates to Drive
  • Select the Drive Letter assigned to your removable drive
  • Select OK - A list of available updates will appear on your screen
  • Select the Update(s) that you wish to back up or Select All
  • Select OK

Once the update(s) are copied, take the removable drive to your workstation computer and insert the drive into the workstation computer.  From the main menu of the program select:
  • Updates
  • Backup/Recall Updates
  • Recall Updates from Drive
  • Select the Drive Letter assigned to your removable drive
  • Select OK
  • Select the Update(s) that you wish to recall or Select All
  • Select OK

Once the updates have been recalled from the removable drive, you must install them on the workstation computer.  From the main menu of the program select:
  • Updates
  • Download/Install Updates
  • Select the updates you would like to install
  • Select Copy


Last Updated: 6/27/2017