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Last Edited by shandril January 19, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Since the other thread was for a low-price promo rather than free, I decided to post the free offer CD for H&R Block Deluxe +State 2013 separately. I just received it today but I don't know how many redemptions they will allow so grab it while you can.

H&RBlock 2013 ISO [sdrv.ms] (skydrive)

MD5 Sum: 0fef5045d1c47216d4f99071f1866c3d (for ISO), 7918fe8c65192812bc706a673500bfb5 (for application.xml)


It comes with 1 free State + 1 free State eFile.

It also comes with 5 free Federal eFile.

There's an offer for $20-25 for upgrade to premium for those who needs self-employment forms or schedule C too but that is not as hot.

I was able to install it on one computer and got an activation code. File to run is TCAuto.exe, not setup.exe. If you try to run the H&R Block Deluxe+state 2013.exe file directly, it may say that offer has expired and offer you the $15 deal. Same thing when I tried to copy the content of the CD to a folder and tried to run it from there.

To install onto another PC using the same activation code, I ran as admin the file: HRBlock_Deluxe+Efile+State_2013_CD.exe /vRun=/DTS (same extensions as last year and it bypassed all the promo and directly installed the copy). After installtion, within the program, I just activated with the same activation code.

Here are the application.xml and SplashContent.swf files in a zip.

Feel free to share with friends and family. The mailer (see back pic below) and splash screen at the end of installation encourages you to.

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HRBlock2013 CD.pdf 302.4 KB View
application.zip 114.2 KB View
back of mailer.pdf 93.4 KB View

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Last Edited by lion5 January 3, 2014 at 04:34 PM
Get the ZIP file from first post (I used skydrive). Unzip, delete the XML file.

Get the Application.txt file from here. Rename to application.xml

Disconnect network.

Mount the iso (I used Daemon tools lite). Double click on mounted image if it (tcauto.exe) did not autoran.

Add free version to cart, click no thanks on upgrade.

Reconnect network, fill in your information and register, print the codes given for future reference. Install as normal.

ALTERNATE method: (also in Post # 70)
You do not need to remove/edit any files using this method.
1. Here is the zip file that you need to download
Download [share-byte.net]
2. Extract using 7z.
3. Disconnect from Internet completely.
4. Run TCAUTO.exe (On win7, run as administrator)
5. After the splash screen, the FREE offer (Deluxe) will come up.
6. Re-connect to internet at this time.
7. Now you will be able to Register and get an activation code. (they will try to upsell premium one, you may wish to ignore that).
8. Enjoy !!

Hopefully this helps someone: (also in post # 75)
1. Download the ISO
2. Download 7-Zip
3. Extract ISO to a folder on your desktop. Name the folder Block13 (just an example)
4. Unhide files and folder if needed.
5. Go to Block13 folder and open Folder XML
6. Rename "application.xml" to "application_old.xml"
7. Paste the attached file "application.zip" in the folder XML and unzip the file in the XML folder http://slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2442490&d=1387284214
7i. xml file goes to xml folder and swf file goes to assets folder.
8. Disconnect Internet
9. Now run tcauto.exe
10. Close the demo video, select the free option, fill in your details
11. Before you click "Register", connect to Internet and check by opening a webpage
12. Click register and Done!
13. If you want more than one key, run "regedit", go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GoDirect and delete "GoDirect"
14. restart at step 8

If Step 9 fails to load (blank), replace SplashContent.swf in assets folder with attached file.
Same steps as last years

For the technically challenged
, here is a self-extracting executable [mega.co.nz]. The .xml file has already been replaced. Disconnect from the Internet before running. The files will be automatically extracted to your temp folder, and the tcauto.exe file will automatically run. Reconnect to the Internet just before submitting your info. (Post #103)

Solution for multiple installs on the same computer.


If you were sent your own disk (regardless of offer) by H&R block:
Insert CD
Copy contents to your C drive in a folder titled "HRBlock13"
Download the application.xml file from OP
Swap out the application.xml file from your files with the one downloaded form the OP
Disconnect from internet and run TCAUTO file.
Done

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#46
I got it to work following the directions and turning off internet. I did however get a wierd install error when I went thru the install. I've attached a pic, but after i hit ok, it completed and everything seems to run fine. Not sure what the error means, maybe someone on here can chime in. Thanks OP and everyone for their help in getting this working!!
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#47
ISO is dead as doornail. Can someone repost?
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#48
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ISO is dead as doornail. Can someone repost?
Uploaded it to skydrive too now.
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#49
Bravo !!!!!! Thank You !!!
I wish I could repped 10 times Big Grin
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#50
may be time for a comprehensive guide in wiki.

Got it from Skydrive. Thanks.
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#51
Trying to follow the instructions...

6. Rename "LastChange.swf" to "LastChanceOld.swf".
7. Rename "ProductInfoD2NYOP.swf" to "LastChance.swf".

I don't see ProductInfoD2NYOP.swf file in the "assets" folder.

Can someone please send simplified instructions for this one.
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#52
can anyone please post steps how to do it. thanks.
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#53
Is this legal? I mean you can just take their software and post it here for free?
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#54
Quote from onlythebest View Post :
Just download the ISO from the other thread and from post 119 download the application.xml file, replace the one in the ISO with this new one, disconnect the network before starting the application and once at registration screen connect your network back.
Thanks. This worked for me.
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#55
dammit! just got the $10 deal. ugh....
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#56
Quote from world_shopper View Post :
Trying to follow the instructions...

6. Rename "LastChange.swf" to "LastChanceOld.swf".
7. Rename "ProductInfoD2NYOP.swf" to "LastChance.swf".

I don't see ProductInfoD2NYOP.swf file in the "assets" folder.

Can someone please send simplified
instructions for this one.
I will upload the modified file so then you woukdn't have to make any changes. Just run tcauto and done. Gimme a few minutes.
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#57
not working, says it's redeemed. I replaced application.xml. I think there are some keys there to make offer can be redeemed once or a few times. Each disc has different key value there.
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Just download the ISO from the other thread and from post 119 download the application.xml file, replace the one in the ISO with this new one, disconnect the network before starting the application and once at registration screen connect your network back.

Just followed this and it worked. Make sure you use to tcauto.exe
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#59
this sd is bordering in the wrong side of being slick..
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#60
Premium was still $25 even though free the offer expired. I need Schedule E, so it worked out great.
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