DoxCycle and TaxCycle will stop working on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 in the very near future.
Following Microsoft's move in April, we are phasing out support for Windows XP in TaxCycle and DoxCycle. DoxCycle will no longer install or run at all on Windows XP at all as of the next release. TaxCycle will also no longer support it soon after.
Microsoft discontinued mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 in 2010. However, Microsoft is continuing “extended support” for Windows Server 2003 into next year, which means that they still patch security vulnerabilities.
With this in mind, we are also extending support for running TaxCycle only on Windows Server 2003 until the end of April 2015. DoxCycle will no longer install or run at all on Windows Server 2003 as of the next release.
Why are you ending support?
It's simply no longer safe to have tax returns on a computer running either of these operating systems. They are now insecure when connected to a network. Which is exactly what you need if you're going to EFILE returns.
We care about the security of your client tax returns.
Read our blog post from earlier this year to know more about why it's so important to upgrade.
Looking for a new computer? Check our specs...
If you're upgrading your computers before the coming tax season, check out our recommended requirements to ensure you get a computer with at least this configuration.
Recommended system requirements.
Reluctant to switch to Windows 8?
If you've been reluctant to upgrade because you are uncertain about switching to Windows 8, you still have options.
Most major supplier still sell computers that come with Windows 7 installed. Windows 7 is secure and often more familiar to those upgrading from Windows XP.
And, TaxCycle and DoxCycle run just the same on Windows 7 and Windows 8.