How to Fix TurboTax Installation Error Code 65535

 Maria Jhon
  Nov 22, 2017

Although TurboTax is the best tax preparation software, you may still face the error code 65535 “Unexpected error” when installing the TurboTax for Windows program. Several multiple causes can encounter the issues, including corrupt downloaded file, incorrect installation of the TurboTax, corrupted Windows registry, virus or malware infection, malicious or mistakenly removed program files, etc. The best method you can try to fix the error code 65535 is to contact TurboTax customer support experts.

Learn How to Resolve TurboTax Error Code 65535: Unexpected error

Various factors can cause the runtime errors like error code 65535 during the program installation. In that case, you have to resolve each of the possible issues to stop the unexpected error from recurring. You can exit the error window and try reinstalling the program. If the reinstallation still doesn’t work, you can restart your computer and then install the TurboTax again. If the problem continues, follow these steps:

Solution 1 – Download the fix-it tool and run on your computer to repair the installation program if you have to face the error code 65535 during the TurboTax program installation through the CD. If it doesn’t help, go to the next workarounds.

Solution 2 – If the error code 65535 continues and you’re unable to install the program, try the following steps:

Windows 10 users:

1. Right-click the Windows taskbar, and then choose the ‘Task Manager’ option.

2. Find the ‘Intuit update service’ section in the process tab and click to end the running process.

3. Move to the ‘Details’ tab and find the ‘MSIexec.exe’ file. Close all tasks that are still running. It may be more than one.

4. After that, use the TurboTax installation CD to install the program on your computer.

Note- If you want to check the tax refund status, you can ask the TurboTax refund tracker process from TurboTax customer support experts.

Windows 8/10 users:

1. Right-click the Windows taskbar at the lower of the window and choose the ‘Task Manager’ option. Choose the ‘More details’ option if there are no tabs available in the task manager.

2. Click the ‘Services’ tab and ensure that the status of the MSIserver is not displayed as the ‘Running.’ If it shows Running, it means that the Windows is now installing any program or Windows Updates.

Note – Before you try to install TurboTax program, ensure that another installation completes and the MSIserver status displays as Stopped.

Windows 7 or Vista users:

1. Right-click the ‘TurboTax’ icon and choose the ‘Run as Administrator’ option to reinstall the TurboTax program on your Windows computer.

Solution 3 – If none of the solutions as mentioned above worked, or you’re using the Windows XP, try these steps:

1. Sign into the computer using the Administrator privileges. If you don’t have the admin rights, you may not be able to install the program.

2. Turn off the security software or online backup tool temporarily to continue the installation process. The disabling process may vary, so first check the user’s manual to know the instructions for your software.

3. Try installing the TurboTax software again by following the step-by-step guidance.

4. Now, turn on the security or backup software you turned off earlier after installing the TurboTax for Windows successfully.

Solution 4 – If you continue to receive the error code 65535 “Unexpected error” during the TurboTax installation process after trying the above-given steps, it’s possible that something else is causing the problem. At such time, you should run the further troubleshooting solutions with the assistance of professionals to fix the issues.

Solution 5 – If the above workarounds don’t fix the error, you can start your Windows computer in Selective Startup mode that allows you to disable unnecessary applications and services that may be conflicting with the TurboTax installation. If you’re facing issues when trying to upgrade the TurboTax, try to perform a manual update to download and install the latest release.

However, if you have received a tax notice from the IRS and didn't want to do, click on the following link to check information on how to handle when you receive a TurboTax IRS Notice.

How to Fix TurboTax Installation Error Code 65535

Maria Jhon

Maria has been working as a blogger since 2011, writing blogs and articles relating the IT infrastructure, networking solutions, computer hardware, and security software. She is fond of writing, traveling, computer programming, and web surfing.

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