TaxCut for Windows Requires Windows 3.1

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When running Andrew Tobias' TaxCut for Windows (tax year 1992) under Windows versions earlier than version 3.1, you may receive the following error:
Cannot find COMMDLG.DLL.
Verify that the path is correct or insert in drive A:
Andrew Tobias' TaxCut is a trademark of Meca Ventures, Inc. The package is updated each tax year. The currently released version is for tax year 1992 and is called Headstart TaxCut for Windows. This version, as all other tax-year versions, will have a final update shipped to the user before April 14th of the following year (1993).

Trying to launch the program from within Windows 3.0 displays the following error message:
Cannot find COMMDLG.DLL.
Verify that the path is correct or insert in drive A:
Neither solution works because this file is a Windows 3.1 file and does not exist in earlier versions of Windows. The program will not display a message indicating that it requires Windows 3.1 or later to run.

The only solution to this problem is to upgrade to Windows 3.1 or change to TaxCut for MS-DOS.


Article ID: 94199 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0a
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition
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