How to Download and Install a Program


Make sure your computer meets the system requirements of the program you are wanting to download and install.
The manual or the readme file will contain the instructions on how to install a program and is in the same directory as the installation files if you get stuck.

When you install a program, it’s always a good idea to close or disable any other programs that are currently running. Once you have installed your new program, if it prompts you to reboot your computer, then it is recommended you follow that instruction.

The installation process for software will depend on the type of operating system you have and the program you want to install. Below are the basic instructions which explain a generic download and install, so it may not cover errors during set up, due to the vast array of programs and systems out there.


Go to the website with the program that you wish to download

Find the program you wish to download

Click on the DOWNLOAD button

The folder and it’s file contents will be downloaded to your computer

This action is usually displayed in the bottom left corner of your screen

If the downloaded file is an .exe file (executable) double-click the file icon to start set up


If the downloaded file is compressed (a zip file) you will be required to extract the contents first

If you are unsure how to do this:

Once the files are extracted, double-click the setup to install and follow the instructions