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shandril 775 906 December 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM in Finance (5) More Dropbox.com Deals
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Last Edited by shandril January 19, 2014 at 02:21 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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Last Edited by lion5 January 3, 2014 at 05:34 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 https://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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Quote from robinm View Post :
Is this legal? I mean you can just take their software and post it here for free?
Well, the cover even say pass it along to a friend. It only says not for retail sale. It'd be easy for them to make it a single activation. Just print a one-time use activation code on the mailer and done. They have to assume some kind of sharing is gonna happen.

I'm assuming this is the usual promo to get people to switch from TurboTax, hoping to get them hooked to their software or buy addon services.

Anyway, if you're concerned or want to pay a little something, disk posted here a low-cost offer in another thread that's pretty good already.
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can someone be nice and give us a step-by-step in the wiki? This is all very confusing.
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Quote from robinm View Post :
Is this legal? I mean you can just take their software and post it here for free?
Sure. They always tell you to share with your friends. He just happens to have thousands laugh out loud
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Downloaded everything. Will debate legality later. Can someone show the hashes of the ISO as compared to the original to prove authenticity?
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got 1.
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I get "This account's public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!"
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Quote from shandril View Post :
Thanks for taking the time to check how they were different disk (reps for all your work on this). And for helping me with uploading to a new dropbox.

Here are some more ISO download links:

http://BillionUploads.com/ch0tdvv6tflu

https://www.mediafire.com/?h3veqk56fxx5fgh

http://www.4shared.com/file/6jY1z...013CD.html
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#68
1. Download a ISO from this thread: https://slickdeals.net/f/6555324-h-r-block-tax-software-2013-deluxe-10-deluxe-state-15-premium-state-25-or-cheaper?v=1
2. Extract ISO to folder. I used 7-Zip.
3. Download and replace application.xml and SplashContent.swf from the OP: https://slickdeals.net/f/6564282-h-r-block-2013-deluxe-state-efile-free?v=1
4. Disconnect your Internet connection, either physically or through Windows.
5. Run tcauto.exe
6. You will get prompt for free, after you get to point to enter your info reconnect your Internet connection.

Just worked for me at 9:35am EST.
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Quote from Killerz View Post :
Downloaded everything. Will debate legality later. Can someone show the hashes of the ISO as compared to the original to prove authenticity?
MD5 Sum for the ISO is: 0fef5045d1c47216d4f99071f1866c3d

Hope that helps.
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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 !!
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#71
this deal is so hot, got another one.
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did this last year. will be doing it again this year. thanks, repped.
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Is the ISO a copy of the disc that was mailed out recently? I think I got one in the mail yesterday. If it is from the disc then it would make it a bit easier to give to my parents this weekend.
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Quote from shandril View Post :
MD5 Sum for the ISO is: 0fef5045d1c47216d4f99071f1866c3d

Hope that helps.
Does anyone have the hash for the original file direct from H&R?
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Hopefully this helps someone:
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 slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2442490&d=1387284214
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!

Same steps as last years
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