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H&R Block At Home Deluxe+State eFile FREE *it's back*, Premium+State Program $19.95

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Last Edited by estoyloco February 9, 2013 at 05:35 AM
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This post includes an ISO made from H&R Block CD in mail program, it is not pirated or illegal.
In fact both the disc cover and installation states "pass it along to a friend" or "Pass the savings on to friends and family!"
You also do not get any keys with this ISO. What this does it allows you to install and purchase H&R Block At Home at a promotion price.

You do get a personalized KEY in your email from H&R after you purchase.

TO ALL:

The original promotion Deluxe for $4.95, Deluxe+State Program for $9.95, Premium for $19.95 is reported to be still working.
$.95 Deluxe+State is reported to be still working.
FREE Deluxe+State efile is reported to be still working
See post 563 for instructions
Note: You may have to disable your LAN during some of the processes, if you keep getting offer expired message. Just reconnect before you click the "Register/Purchase" button.


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As originally posted - To get Premium+State Program for $19.95, Deluxe+State Program for $9.95, Deluxe for $4.95
Download the ISO at: http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT
Unzip it to a folder, mount it, or burn it to a CD
Once you get to the product select screen and where you fill out your order details (name, address, payment, etc.)
Press the X to close out the application.
It will prompt you for a $5 off offer if you accept to buy

To get Deluxe or Deluxe+State Program for $.95
Download the ISO at: http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT
Unzip it to a folder
Follow steps in post 74

To get Deluxe+State eFile for FREE
Download the ISO at: http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT
Unzip it to a folder
Follow steps in post 391
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Last Edited by disk March 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Quote from copierguy View Post :
These people are the ones who made me hesitant to post the original $0.95 instructions. Any deal they can kill, they will kill. Lets say you absolutely did not trust the ISO originally posted, why not just hang out and wait with your code until the deal dies and THEN CALL and ask for a copy of the application. No, call immediately and see how quickly you can kill the deal for others. Of course, while on hold killing the deal, post a question that has been posted 10 times before and you could get an answer to by searching the thread.

The one thing that the callers may have confirmed for us is that registration is being held up somewhere. Yes, you can do the free deal but the code never gets emailed to you and apparently their support folks don't have record of it which makes me think they have put a little hold on fully completing the registration. Not to create a scare but they may have put the brakes on registration so that they can review everything. I would say until you get that email and the "purchase" shows up in their system you can not be assured you have a working key come time to file your taxes.

Nope. $0.95 option is still working. (20:18, 1/4/2013). EXPRIED as of 0600 05JAN13

Deal for the free version is back on again, see post #563. (20:55 EST, 1/4/2013)
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I hate to do this since I know someone will have to kill it but here goes. Its on again...

The free one still works with a little trick. Change the XML file as detailed (post #391) and then before you actually run TCAUTO.EXE disable your network controller or just remove the cable which gives you internet access. Open a web browser and make sure the connection is gone. Now, run TCAUTO.EXE. When the video comes up about the free app, click on the link for the free one and then enter your details. Before you click the Register link, reconnect to the internet and confirm you are connected by opening a web browser. The H&R Block software will offer to upsell you the higher version, skip that and then continue on to get a confirmation of your free "purchase". Just did this at about 8:40PM EST. Got the email a few minutes after confirming the "purchase".
from Wichard20 in post #627...
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hey all....do at your own risk but anyone who has ran the software before and can not get the register screen (the install screen comes up instead) to come up to sign up for a free key again....

open up your registry and delete HKCU\Software\GoDirect

Only delete the GoDirect key. Once deleted I got the register screen again. I pulled up process explorer and went through and found all the files/registry keys the tcauto.exe would access. Took some searching but this one was the ticket. You still need to prevent internet access for the screen to come up. Once you signup, you can signup again if you need another key once you delete that registry key.


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How to get it free ... detailed instructions
Got HR Deluxe (State+Fed) for FREE. Confirmed working.

Hopefully this helps someone:
1. Download the ISO (Thanks OP, http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT)
2. Download 7-Zip (thanks to estoyloco)
3. Extract ISO to a folder on your desktop. Name the folder Block (just an example) (thanks to copierguy)
4. Unhide files and folder if needed. (thanks to copierguy)
7. Go to Block folder and open Folder XML
8. Rename "application.xml" to "application_old.xml"
9. Paste the attached file "application.zip" in the folder XML and unzip the file in the XML folder(Thanks to pacohaas in Post 391, http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56606602&postcount=391)
10. Disconnect Internet (Thanks to copierguy in Post 563)
11. Now run tcauto.exe (Right-Click 'Run as administrator' if Win7)
12. Close the demo video, select the free option, fill in your details (thanks to copierguy)
13. Before you click "Register", connect to Internet and check by opening a webpage (thanks to copierguy)
14. Click register, ignore upsell, and Done! (thanks to copierguy)
15. If you want more than one key, run "regedit", go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GoDirect and delete "GoDirect" (http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56634910&postcount=627)
16. Restart from step 10.

I think it might be time to call this one. Confirmation emails are not coming out and the "purchases" are not showing up in support systems on the H&R side. Obviously I cannot confirm time of death here but all signs are pointing in that direction. My last attempt to confirm the free deal worked and got me a code but no email from 21:00EST 1/5/2013.

Emails just started rolling in for orders from ~24/25 hours ago. This may well still be on.

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To Install HR Block on a second computer:

Quote from edog11 View Post :
You can run tcauto then click on help center(upper right of screen). This will give an option to install on 2nd PC. Click on that and enter activation ID and last 4 digits of credit card used to purchase(if it was free enter 0000).
However if you do not have your activation ID you will not be able to do this. I did not get an activation ID in my e-mail and was unable to look it up using last four digits of credit card as 0000. Also, H&R Block won't let you run their installer directly, instead saying "Please use TCAuto.exe to install H&R Block tax software." To bypass this go to the installers directory on the CD and run the following command as administrator:
Code:
HRBlock_Deluxe+Efile+State_2012_CD.exe /vRun=/DTS
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#46
thanks OP for your contribution! I am staying away though. where did you get the CD from?
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Anyone have a recommended ISO player?
Virtual Clone Drive is free from SlySoft.com.
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Taxes already? I am going to tastefully ignore this for at least another month...
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thanks OP for your contribution! I am staying away though. where did you get the CD from?
CD was mailed to me. I have used h&r a few times before, maybe that's why I received it. Last year I got a Cd that was completely free with a unique key inside the cd case and I filed with them.
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Thanks OP! I have been hoping that someone would do this with their Pay Anything CD that a few people have mentioned as receiving.

I am jumping on this deal instead. Thanks again for taking all the time to put this together.

And for anyone questioning the legality of this...
At the end of the install it says, "Done with the disc? Pass it on to friends or family so they can save." (or something close to that)
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#51
Why don't you just use the FREE TaxAct [taxact.com] program?

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It's true! FREE to prepare, FREE to print, FREE to e-file - no income or age restrictions. Get the fastest tax refund possible with free e-file. Handles simple AND complex tax returns -- supports 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ, and includes all e-fileable IRS forms to handle all filing statuses & life situations.
Click on "Download/CD", then "Start Free Return" to download the free program.
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#52
I just got a copy in the mail and it's Deluxe+State+E-file for free. I get one every other year it seems...
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any sound person will stay away from this. you never know what op has left in there.
I repped you because you can never have enough skepticism on the internet. You're catching a lot of flak, but everyone should have "trust issues" on the web.

In this case, however, it looks like you only need to open and close the software to receive the promo. Then, if you want, download the real software from their website and use the code they emailed you. Then you don't have to worry about identity theft, and running it in a sandbox/vm is all that's needed to be safe.
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I just got a copy in the mail and it's Deluxe+State+E-file for free. I get one every other year it seems...
Yeah I got that last year. Are they still doing it with unique code inside the case?
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The md5 is B5869E5FFFA8217560757813E2377C06. I wasn't able to find that on the net so no clear answer yet as to the authenticity of this ISO.

Caveat yada yada yada...
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Anyone have a recommended ISO player?
The ISO opened right up in Windows 8
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Yeah I got that last year. Are they still doing it with unique code inside the case?
Didn't see a code in box...
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I repped you because you can never have enough skepticism on the internet. You're catching a lot of flak, but everyone should have "trust issues" on the web.

In this case, however, it looks like you only need to open and close the software to receive the promo. Then, if you want, download the real software from their website and use the code they emailed you. Then you don't have to worry about identity theft, and running it in a sandbox/vm is all that's needed to be safe.
Hey that's awesome. Didn't realize it worked off the website downloads, I totally agree with having skepticism. If I was on the same end I probably feel the same.

But your suggestion is perfect for those that do not trust the file.

Run it in VMware
Get the promo price
Pay with virtual account cc
Get the code in email
Download software from hrblock.com
Use key with software

Won't affect or hurt me in any way. Thanks for sharing, more people can get in on the deal.
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Didn't see a code in box...
Interesting... Makes me wonder if that is shareable. Last year they gave me a unique code to activate the software so you couldn't share it.

I can see the making one where you pay shareable, but a free version? That would be a slicker deal.
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#60
My deal is better. I got the disk and it says "Pay anything you want" Smilie
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