137 - How to Install Application

Installation or setup is the act of making the system or program ready for execution. Because the process varies for each program and each computer, programs including operating systems often come with an installer, a specialized program responsible for doing whatever is needed for their installation.

How to install from a Download

01 • Run the installer program

You can right click and click open or double click the program icon to run the installer application

Installing a new program on Windows is very simple. Usually, this downloads an installer package, which you'll use to install the program itself.

02 • Click the install now button

Every install wizard is a little different, but generally it just involves hitting "install now" button and "next" button a number of times.

03 • Application Installation Begins

Program will now begin installing. No user intervention is necessary. All you need to do is wait, everything is automatic.

04 • Application is now preparing to start

In any moment you will be able to use the application or program that you just installed.

05 • Application Installation is Complete!

Congratulations! You can now start using the application right away.
06 • Application Shortcuts

Usually, at the end of an installation, shortcut created on the desktop and the Start Menu.

This Shortcut helps you to easily access that program whenever you want.

How to install from a CD or DVD

Autorun from a CD or DVD • Many software programs, games, and utilities have an AutoPlay feature. This feature automatically starts a setup screen for the software program when inserting a CD or DVD. If your program contains this feature, follow the steps that appear after inserting the disc into the computer.

No Autorun Feature

01 • Open My Computer.

02 • Within the My Computer window, open the drive that contains the installation files. For example, if the files are on the CD-ROM drive, open the D: drive or letter of your CD-ROM drive.

03 • Within the drive that contains your files, locate either the executable setup (i.e. "setup.exe") or install file. Double-clicking on this file starts the installation process. If you see multiple setup or install files, try to locate an executable file or double-click each of the setup or install files until you find the file that starts the installation. Many times the icons associated with the installation files have the same name.

Important Note:

Make sure your computer meets the system requirements of the program, game, or utility you are attempting to install.

The manual or the readme file contains exact instructions on how to install a program and are in the same directory as the installation files.

When installing a program, utility, or game, it is always a good idea first to close or disable any other programs that are running.

After installing a new program, if it prompts you to reboot the computer, do it.

Here are some things you want to watch out for:

Instal Type: You'll often be asked to perform a "typical" or a "custom" install (or some variation thereof). In pretty much every situation, a typical install should be just fine.

Install Location: By default, the installer will probably want to put your program in C:\Program Files\Name of Application or Program. Again, the default location is fine.

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